Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on July 9, 2018
Delicious in coffee. I wanted to cut down on white sugar as well as my sugar intake. I switched to using a mix of coconut sugar and stevia in my coffee. Coconut sugar is not as sweet as white sugar but flavorful. My coffee was less sweet but I was ok with it as it had a nice flavor.

Keep in mind...
- Coconut sugar is still sugar. It's not healthy but at least it doesn't have chemicals used to bleach white sugar. Any kind of sugar – white, brown, coconut, maple syrup, honey, agave nectar – raises blood triglycerides, lowers HDL (good) cholesterol and contributes calories.
- Coconut sugar has some nutrients
- Table sugar has a GI (glycemic index) of around 60, whereas coconut sugar has a GI of 54. But GI can vary between individuals and may also differ between batches of coconut sugar. Also the glycemic index does not directly apply to sweeteners. Fructose ranks very low on it, because the body cannot derive energy from it. To the body they are all sugar to be converted to glucose for metabolic fuel. However, agave nectar can be 85 percent fructose, while maple syrup is about 35 percent.
- The main component of coconut sugar is sucrose (70-79%), followed by glucose (3-9%). Fructose is usually equal to half the amount of sucrose so coconut sugar (half of 70-79%) which ends up being almost the same as table sugar.

NOTE: - I bought a 16 oz bag from trader joe's and it seems to be about the same amount of sugar as this container which makes me wonder if this is 1.5 lbs as stated.
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