Coconut Sugar Health Information


Coconut sap sugar is truly a perfect and healthier substitute

for artificial sweeteners that are toxic to one’s health as well

as a better alternative to other natural sweeteners that are

sugar-cane based such as: refined white sugar, brown sugar,

turbinado sugar, muscovado sugar, sucanat sugar , molasses

and others.

Coconut sap sugar is not a product of chemical laboratories

like artificial sweeteners are – coconut sap sugar is not an

artificial sweetener ; it is also not a by-product of sugar cane,

it is not brown sugar nor muscuvado sugar.

Coconut sap sugar is a by-product of coconut, a whole food

with 5,000 years of recorded use in food preparation with

health benefits. Coconut is well-known to be devoid of any

anti-nutrient factors.

Coconut sap sugar is an all-natural, whole food that is made

from 100 % sweet watery sap that drips from cut flower buds

of organically grown, fresh coconuts . Coconut Republic’s

coconut sap sugar is pesticide-free, contains no chemicals, no

additives, no preservatives, no artificial flavors or colorings,

no fermenting agents , no synthetic adulterants are used. It is

unrefined and not



Coconut sugar is good for both diabetics and non-diabetics.

Coconut sugar does not induce hyperglycemia or high blood

sugar because it has aLOW glycemic index. The glycemic

index (GI) basically measures how fast carbohydrates convert

to glucose in the blood or how rapidly a particular

carbohydrate turns into sugar.

The glycemic index (GI) is a numerical system of measuring

how much of a rise in circulating blood sugar a carbohydrate

triggers–the higher the number, the greater the blood sugar

response. So a low GI food will cause a small rise, while a

high GI food will trigger a dramatic spike. The glycemic index

(GI) is about the quality of the carbohydrates, not the


The LOW glycemic index of coconut sap sugar as based

from test results in the Philippines, USA, Japan and Australia

is in the range of 35 to 54 Gi / serving as compared with the

HIGH glycemic index rating of sugars that come from sugar

cane or cane sugar ( i.e.: refined white sugar, brown sugar,

turbinado sugar, muscovado sugar, molasses, sucanat ) which

falls in the range of 65-100 Gi / serving.

Other natural sweeteners such as : date sugar (100 Gi /

serving) , maple syrup (69+ Gi per serving) and honey

(upper 70’s Gi per serving ) are also under the classification of

HIGH glycemic index.

Increased glucose in the bloodstream from sugar and other

high glycemic index foods causes spikes in insulin, which over

time, can lead to insulin-resistance and type II diabetes as

well as other health problems such as obesity and

cardiovascular problems.

The Classification of the Glycemic Index of Food are as


HIGH Glycemic : > 70

MEDIUM Glycemic: 56 to 69

LOW Glycemic : < 55



Coconut sap sugarwhich is made from 100 % coconut sap

contains sixteen (16) of the amino acids . Amino acids are

essential to human metabolism and to making the human

body function properly for good health. Out of the twenty (20)

amino acids that are needed to build the various proteins

used in the growth, repair and maintenance of body tissues,

enzymes, hormones and other vital body substances, sixteen

(16) of these amino acids are present in the coconut sap.

The highest amount of amino acid found in the coconut sap

is glutamine. Studies show that the fluid produced by the

prostate gland contains significant amounts of glutamic acid,

and this amino acid may play an important role in the normal

function of the prostate.


Glutamineis involved in more metabolic processes than any

other amino acid. Glutamine assists in maintaining the proper

acid / alkaline balance in the body, and is the basis of the

building blocks for the synthesis of RNA and DNA. In animal

research, glutamine has anti-inflammatory effects. Glutamine

also decreases the craving for sweets and sugar, which is

beneficial to people wishing to lose weight.


Glutamic acidis also a component of folic acid and a precursor

of glutathione, an antioxidant. Glutamic acid may play a role

in the normal function of the heart and the prostate. Under

normal circumstances, humans can meet their glutamate

requirements directly from the diet .


Glutamic acid is also an important neurotransmitter involved

with the transportation of potassium across the blood-brain

barrier and is important in the metabolism of sugars and fats.

Since glutamine easily passes through the blood-brain barrier,

it is also known as a superb brain fuel, and some people refer

to it as a “smart-vitamin” (but it is not a vitamin).

Glutamine is considered to be nature’s “Brain Food” by

improving mental capacities; and is used in the treatment of

depression, fatigue, alcoholism, epilepsy, muscular dystrophy,

mental retardation, and schizophrenia. Glutamine has also

been shown to help in the control of alcoholism, shorten the

healing time of ulcers and alleviating fatigue, depression, and

impotence. It has also been used successfully in the

treatment of schizophrenia and senility.



Aside from containing amino acids – coconut sap also contains

various vitamins, including twelve (12) of the essential

vitamin B complex.

Inositol , a nutrient in the vitamin B complex that the body

needs in small amounts to function and stay healthy is the

highest of all vitamins found in the coconut sap. Inositol is

found to be a component of phospholipids in the brain,

skeletal, heart and male reproductive tissues. Inositol plays

a vital role in nerve transmission, the regulation of enzyme

activity and it aids in the redistribution of fats within the

body. Inositol is now being studied in the prevention of

Inositol is known to creates a calming effect. It has been

used for depression, panic attacks and diabetes. Inositol is

known to reduce blood cholesterol and helps prevent

hardening of the arteries. Inositol is important in the

formation of lecithin and the metabolism of fat and

cholesterol. It removes fat from the liver. Inositol is also

essential for hair growth. Inositol is also reportedly beneficial

for the treatment of eye abnormalities and helps prevent

eczema and psoriasis. Inositol is also beneficial for alzheimer’s disease, autism and schizophrenia.


Aside from vitamins and amino acids, the coconut sap is also

rich in minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium,

phosphorus, zinc , iron , manganese and more. The human

body does not produce minerals and they must be provided

from food sources. Vitamins have little function without

minerals. Minerals enable the vitamins to effectively

accomplish its purposes.

The benefits of minerals include: prevention of disease and

promotion of good health; formation of bones and teeth; plays

an important role in

nerve functions; is an essential constituent of body fluids and

tissues; and is an important component of enzyme systems.

As seen from the Table below coconut sap sugar showed

significantly greater amounts of potassium, zinc, iron and

other mineral nutrients than brown sugar and refined white

sugar from sugar cane. Potassium has been shown to have a

significant role in the maintenance of normal blood pressure

thus contributing in the reduction of risk of cardiovascular

and coronary heart disease.