Coconut sugar isn’t made from coconuts; it’s made from the sap of flower buds that grow on the coconut palm tree. The sap is boiled to evaporate most of its water, leaving coconut sugar, which looks and tastes similar to brown sugar. Add a teaspoon to your grounds before brewing. Trust us, that’s all you’ll need.
Coconut sugar is unrefined, so it has an impressive amount of zinc, iron, antioxidants, and a type of dietary fiber called inulin. You body doesn’t digest it in the upper GI tract; instead, it acts as a prebiotic, promoting the growth of microorganisms in your intestines. Research shows inulin supports gut health, helps prevent colon cancer, balances your blood sugar levels, and fends off obesity and fatty liver disease. Like any other sugar, though, you want to consume it in moderation.
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