Typical values per 100g
Energy Kj 1607
of which saturates 0.2g
of which sugars 90g
There are slight variations in the taste of coconut palm sugars, depending on where the coconuts are grown and, also, the time of harvesting.
Lucy Bee Coconut Sugar has a delicious sweet, caramel flavour, similar to brown sugar and, despite its name, doesn’t taste of coconut!
Our Coconut Sugar comes from the fertile lands of Central Java, Indonesia. The tradition here is to gather the sap from coconut trees growing in harmony with nature, close to homes, which reduces expenditure for the farmer as well as encouraging and supporting employment.
Sometimes, we just want to use sugar so it makes sense to use a nutritious alternative to refined sugar.
As you might expect, our Coconut Sugar is not only organic but it’s Fair Trade too.
Coconut sugar is the crystallised sap of the coconut palm tree. This is collected and heated to evaporate the moisture, resulting in a syrupy consistency, known as ‘toddy’. This is then further reduced to caramel crystals, which we know as coconut sugar.
This natural sweetener is a direct replacement for all sugars in any recipe, including drinks, bakes, breads and works equally well in both sweet and savoury recipes.
For those occasions when you need a liquid sweetener, such as in salad dressings, simply mix our Coconut Sugar with a little water to create a syrupy coconut nectar.
The foundation of our ethical ethos is to support Fair Trade, making sure that all those involved (from workers to farmers) directly benefit from the Fair Trade premium.
In the words of Winfried Fuchshofen PhD, Director of Fair Trade Sustainability Alliance (FairTSA), “By using products certified by us, we will all continue our path to supporting a fairer world for all, creating new possibilities and better living conditions for rural communities around the globe.”
In addition to fair wages and a fair price for the raw material, the Fair Trade premium that Lucy Bee pays for our Coconut Sugar is also used to:
Preparation Time: 10 - 15 minutes
Serves: 6 - 8
Cooking Time: 40 minutes