Coconut palm trees are the natural source of this new wonderful and healthy sweetener alternative. Traditional sugar farmers collect the nectar of the blossoms from these sustainably grown trees, and carefully craft a caramel-like crystal sugar. Perfect as a 1:1 cane sugar replacement, Navitas Naturals Palm Sugar is easily incorporated into everything culinary, from favorite dessert recipes to homemade lemonade. Safe for diabetics and those looking for weight control, palm sugar is a naturally low glycemic index food (GI35), boasting almost half the GI of cane sugar. With vitamins and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, zinc, and iron, Palm Sugar really is the sweetest way to healthy lifestyle.
- Low Gyycemic
- B Vitamin
Source and Processing
Navitas Naturals Palm Sugar is made from the sun-kissed sweet juice of the tropical coconut palm sugar blossoms. Once the nectar is collected, it is kettle-boiled into a thick caramel, dried, and ground into a fine crystalized powder. Navitas Naturals Palm Sugar is 100% organic, vegan, kosher, gluten-free, and sustainably-grown.
The coconut palm tree has long been used and appreciated for its edible resources by tropical communities. Among the most delicious parts of this plant is its sugar: the crystallized nectar of the coconut palm flowers, known as palm sugar. More than just lending a sweet taste, this sweetener is also extremely ecologically friendly: coconut palms produce an average of 50%-75% more sugar per acre than sugar cane, while using only a fifth of the resources. It is no wonder that the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has recognized palm sweeteners as the single most sustainable sweetener in the world.
The Power Of Palm Sugar
The wonderful sweetness and planet-friendly attributes aside, this natural product is beneficial to the body as well. Navitas Naturals palm sugar is naturally very low on the Glycemic Index (GI35) - half the GI of cane sugar. Excitingly, palm sugar serves as an ideal sugar substitute for those watching glucose levels (such as diabetics), or those monitoring lipid levels and looking for weight control. This organic, evaporated palm sugar has a nutritional content far greater than all other commercially available sweeteners -- with high amounts of potassium, magnesium, zinc and iron, as well as vitamin C and many of the B vitamins. As a natural as it gets, palm sugar is a pure and simple sugar alternative that provides the energy and nutrition needed for a healthy (and delicious) lifestyle.
Navitas Naturals palm sugar can be used as a 1:1 substitute for cane sugar. It rapidly dissolves into liquids and wet doughs making it perfect for just about any application. Whether adding it to coffee & tea, special desserts, or classic baking recipes, palm sugar easily earns its reputation of being a superfood. Offering a unique caramel sweetness on top of its ease of use and health benefits, palm sugar is one of the most exciting new sweeteners for both the everyday sweet tooth and health-seeker alike.
About Navitas Naturals
The "Navitas" in their name is the Latin word for energy. And like their name implies, Navitas mission is to provide premium organic functional foods that increase energy and enhance health. Part of this effort is to continually search for the world's most beneficial natural foods. Navitas Naturals is a certified organic, green business headquartered in Marin County, California.
They specialize in organic and wild-crafted functional foods, and strive to lead the industry in this expanding market. Health conscious consumers choose their nutrient-rich products because they are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Navitas premium quality "superfoods" are always free of additives and trans fats; the absence of these elements speaking to the purity and effectiveness of the products.
Navitas company is committed to socially and environmentally responsible business practices. They source their premium functional foods through direct partnerships with farming communities around the world. An essential part of their mission is to create economic opportunities among indigenous people in developing countries, and their support of native agriculture helps expand development of global organic farming practices.
As Navitas partnerships evolve, they will continue to introduce more intriguing functional food products - helping you meet your nutritional needs deliciously, naturally, and simply. You can learn more about us on FaceBook, Twitter and YouTube. Click on thescertified organic, kosher, gluten-free, vegan, and raw.