The palm sugar of the blossom of the coconut from Cocoland is 100% organic. It is sustainably harvested, without fertilization and no forest has to be cut down. Coconut sugar contributes to a healthy and balanced diet and is even suitable for diabetics.

Kokoszucker "Cocoland"

Palm sugar comes from the flower of the coconut palm. Every morning and evening, twice a day the peasants climb up the 30-40 m tall coconut tree to tap the flowers. In this case, they cut into the spadix, so that the syrup called NIRA flows out and is collected in a bamboo tube. The vessel with NIRA is then passed down and replaced with an empty one.

Normally, the NIRA yield is better in the morning than in the evening. Usually, the men or their adult sons climb up the palm to replace the full containers with empty ones. The mothers and adolescent daughters boil the syrup (NIRA) to sugar. That will take 4-5 hours. When the sugar starts to become viscous, it is to be poured into a mold made ​​of bamboo or coconut. The sugar is pressed without delay through a stainless steel sieve so that it becomes grainy (Granulated Palm Sugar).


Why palm sugar? Unique characteristics

Coconut sugar is suitable for diabetics! Coconut sugar contains a multiple of minerals, especially potassium compared to beet sugar. Potassium forms the basis for the correct functioning of the heart, nervous system, skeletal musculature, intestinal musculature and skin. Coconut sugar increased - at a glycemic index (GI) of only 35 * - only gradually to blood sugar levels and is therefore suitable for diabetics (if used moderately).

Because the coconut sugar is slowly absorbed into the blood, there is a slow release of the hormone insulin, which then slowly lowers the blood sugar level. If, as in the case of glucose, the carbohydrate is absorbed very quickly, a large amount of insulin is immediately set free, the blood sugar is lowered quickly, which is perceived by the body in the worst case as sudden sugar shortage and consequently leads to food cravings.

For the production forest has not been cleared, no trees to be felled. The sugar is forwarded to three companies that work with an umbrella organization (KDK). The KDK dried the sugar to a water content of 8-10%, before being bagged. Then the pre-packaged sugar is sent to distributors, who coined the name Cocoland to be offered at local markets or released for export. For example, the sugar is exported to Japan since 1997, and especially to the Japanese imperial family, the export to Korea is planned. Cocoland is also in negotiations with Starbucks for the purchase of coconut sugar.


Sustainability, ecological compatibility

The coconut trees that provide our sugar, are not a planned and planted monoculture, rather they form a kind of coconut trees forest, i.e., a mixed culture that grows sporadically on the mountains and in the valley. Uniquely, the coconut trees in the mountains bring forth the so-called NIRA, a kind of honey syrup. This would result in our sugar. Cocoland therefore asked for the FOREST PRODUCT seal for the coconut sugar, representing Germany in the organic label. No tree is felled to make coconut sugar.

Not all coconut trees in the forest are used for palm sugar production. The coconut farmers leave some coconut fruit to full ripeness, from which a variety of products can be created (coconut oil, coconut flour, coconut butter). Diversity is the theme here.

Out of the proceeds up to 80% of the profits flow to needy children of the coconut farmers to support their training so that they will be able to get ahead in life much better than their parents. The distribution of coconut sugar is the best kind of aid: The self-help, which offers the freedom to have a choice. He supports the children of Indonesia, in whose power lies the future of the country. The coconut sugar is very popular for many years, even to the Japanese imperial family and is provided by our manufacturer to go there monthly.

  1. The coconut sugar contributes to a healthy and balanced diet and is even suitable for diabetics product specification
  2. The coconut sugar that comes from Cocoland is 100% organic. It is not fertilized, no forest is cleared and it is harvested sustainably. The trees give many years the NIRA. The palm trees are not only serving the coconut sugar production, but there is a whole range of products manufactured.
  3. The manufacturer sees himself in the social responsibility especially towards the children of the coconut farmers.
moisture content max. 8%
combustion residues max. 3%
volatilesubstances max. 14%
carbon compounds over min. 75%
Energy mehr als 7.200 kcal/kg
bzw. 30.000 kJ/kg
carbohydrates 93.3 g/100g
thereof in g/100g:
sucrose 86,8
fructose 2,7
glucose 2,7
other sugars 1,1
 
total fat 0,4
protein 1,1
minerals 2,3
potassium 822,0
Again, all data in g/100g

The glycemic index (GI) is a dimensionless ratio with glucose as reference material. Glucose is the fastest of all substances into the blood. The rapidity of 50 g of glucose going into the blood, is assigned the value 100, and any other value ​​is set in relation to it. Important in this context is also the glycemic load (GL), which takes into account the amount of carbohydrates taken in. It is a measure for the blood glucose level. The GL is calculated from the GI and the amount stated on the packaging of carbohydrates per 100 g, as follows:
GL = GI/100*acc (available content of carbohydrates). So, the GL of coconut sugar is: 35/100 * 94 = 32,9. This value sounds very high, since GL values ​​are assumed as high when exceeding 20. However, converting the GL value, which applies to 100 g (or 40% of a 250 g bag! Who eats half a bag of sugar at once?), one finds that for one teaspoon of coconut sugar for tea or coffee (about 5-7g) has only a value of 1.7 - 2.3, which is very low.

GL = GI/100*acc (available content of carbohydrates). So, the GL of coconut sugar is: 35/100 * 94 = 32,9. This value sounds very high, since GL values ​​are assumed as high when exceeding 20. However, converting the GL value, which applies to 100 g (or 40% of a 250 g bag! Who eats half a bag of sugar at once?), one finds that for one teaspoon of coconut sugar for tea or coffee (about 5-7g) has only a value of 1.7 - 2.3, which is very low.

Refined white sugar, so the normal table sugar, incidentally, has a twice as high GI and GL.

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