I just wanted to email y'll and let you know that your coconut aminos are the best thing I've ever put in my mouth! Honesty I can't believe it!
No joking, the first time I tried it I had to check my pulse because I thought I'd died and gone to heaven! How do you guys do it??? It's like no other flavour I've tried before.
I have to say I'm now a full on Coconut Secret convert. The next thing on my list to try from y'all is your coconut crystals, which I've never tried before but I've heard it has a lower glycaemic index than regular sugar and that sounds bloody amazing! Is there anything coconuts can't do??? I can't wait to try your coconut nectar too! all hail the mighty coocnut!
- Ameenah Aumeed
Ingredients: Organic Coconut Tree Sap Crystals
Inspired by our dream to create healthy, low-glycemic foods for our diabetic parents, we began with our search to find the purest, organic, low-GI sweeteners in the world, ultimately leading us to the coconut trees of the Philippines.
When the coconut tree is tapped it produces a naturally sweet, nutrient-rich “sap” that exudes from the coconut blossoms. This sap is very low glycemic (GI of only 35), and contains a wide range of minerals, vitamin C, broad-spectrum B vitamins, 17 amino acids, and has a nearly neutral pH.
Glycemic Index (GI) is the ranking of a food’s immediate effect on blood sugar levels and the amount of glucose released over a 2-3 hour period. The higher a food raises blood sugar, the higher the glycemic index. Foods ranked low on the GI scale release glucose into the body slowly and steadily without a sudden spike of glucose in the blood. Low glycemic foods rank 0-55, medium GI 56-69, and high glycemic foods rank 70-100 on the GI scale.
We are happy to report that when Coconut Crystals are digested they do not readily turn into glucose and are therefore, absorbed much more slowly by the body due to their very low levels of naturally occurring glucose and fructose.
Although the primary sweetness in our Crystals is comprised of sucrose, it is important to note that when sucrose is unprocessed, remaining in its whole, natural form, the glycemic index remains at a low range between 35-40 (depending on the batch, the season, and the geographic location and soil that the coconut trees are grown in).
When comparing Coconut Crystals with other similar natural sweeteners, the two most noteworthy benefits are their low glycemic index and short evaporation times (which means less processing).
Since Coconut Crystals (also called coconut sugar) is made by the same method as our Coconut Nectar (merely evaporated an additional 30-45 minutes until it crystallizes), the entire evaporation time is very rapid (only 90 minutes from sap to crystals). By contrast, the cane juice used to make commercial brown sugar must boil for many hours. But what is not commonly known, is that the majority of brown sugar on the market is not a true brown sugar because molasses is added after it has already been refined into white sugar.
Just one pure ingredient: 100% Organic Coconut Tree Sap
Our Coconut Crystals has a delicious, naturally sweet, caramel-like flavor. And since it is made from the sap of the tree (not from coconut), this product does not have a coconutty flavor.
The naturally sweet, rich flavor of our Coconut Crystals makes it an ideal sweetener for cookies, muffins, confections, over cereals or pancakes, in tea, smoothies and all your favorite dessert recipes.
Coconut Crystals can be used in a 1:1 ratio to replace other granulated sweeteners in any recipe. Each hand-made batch may vary slightly in color and flavor.
Our Coconut Crystals is manufactured and packed in dedicated facilities that make and package only Coconut Secret products. These facilities are free from wheat, gluten, tree nuts, peanuts, dairy, eggs, soy, cane sugar, and GMOs.