- Coconut Nectar
Botanical Name: Cocos Nucifera
Low GI natural sweetener from the coconut tree blossom
A genuine delicacy, this natural low GI sweetener is obtained from the nectar of the coconut palm blossom. The Glycemic Index (GI) of coconut nectar is 35. Producers climb on each individul tree and "tap" the flowers to recollect their nectar twice a day This nectar is a great alternative sweetener for persons sensitive to fructuose since the nectar is mostly composed of sucrose and it is rich in vitamins and minerals.
Coconut palm trees benefit the ecosystem by restoring damaged soil and requiring very little water. Coconut tree farming produce more sugar per hectare than sugar cane (50-75% more) while using less than 20% of the soil nutrients and water for that high level of production.