May 17, 2022
Let's talk about sugar!
Coconut sugar comes from the flowers of the coconut tree, tapped for their nectar. The sticky liquid is boiled down and dehydrated, revealing a totally natural, better-than-brown-sugar sweetener. In the chocolate itself, you'll experience a rich, carmel-ly & fruity flavor that surpasses other sugars you find in dark chocolate, like cane sugar.
Coconut sugar is high in minerals like iron, zinc, calcium and potassium, as the nectar of the flower is supercharged with nutrients.
Coconut sugar is remarkably low glycemic, in comparison to cane sugar. Glycemic index refers to how foods affect blood sugar - the lower the number, the less we experience unhealthy spikes and drops in blood sugar. Cane sugar rates 60 on the glycemic index scale, whereas coconut blossom sugar is around 35 - what a difference!
For those familiar with glycemic load (which takes into account how much of the food we are likely to eat at one sitting), having two pieces of Wei of Chocolate would yield a Glycemic Load of 1.4. Since anything between 1-10 is considered low glycemic, again, it’s notably healthy, and many people remark that the chocolate has a stabilizing effect on blood sugar.
For people who follow the Paleo eating philosophy, coconut sugar is one of the accepted sweeteners, so share this information with your Paleo friends.
We are committed to creating the most positively impactful experience for everyone’s health and well-being. Our chocolate has only 2 grams of organic sugar per piece (half as much as a serving of ketchup!) -- which is not enough to trigger an insulin response (and spike blood sugar).
All of our flavors are made with organic coconut sugar, and we invite you to explore the richness of flavor that coconut blossom sugar provides.
Love & coconut sugar,