- Coconut meat: an excellent source of dietary fibre
- Coconut milk: contains lauric acid (an essential fatty acid)
- Coco Natura Coconut Sugar: a nutrient-rich additive-free low Glycemic Index sugar
All three ingredients combine to make this deliciously nutritious Coconut Spread! Nothing else is added – NO preservatives, artificial flavours or colouring. Use it to ice the tops of cakes, spread on toast, crackers, bananas… or enjoy on a spoon!
Coco Natura Coconut Spread is…
- Gluten and Nut Free (safe for schools!)
- Nutrient Rich
- Low GI
- Mom and Kid Approved!
Concerned about Sugar? Learn about Glycemic Index
The glycemic index (GI) value measures how rapidly a carbohydrate turns into glucose.
Tests conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute and the Dept. of Science and Technology revealed that the glycemic index (GI) of coconut sugar is only at an astounding 35, much lower than that of cane sugar at 50.
Some Examples of the Glycemic Index of Foods:
|Low GI||55 or less||most fruits and vegetables (except potatoes and watermelon), grainy breads, pasta, legumes/pulses, milk, yogurt, products extremely low in carbohydrates (some cheeses, nuts), fructose, cane sugar|
|Medium GI||56–69||whole wheat products, basmati rice, sweet potato, table sugar|
|High GI||70 and above||corn flakes, rice krispies, baked potatoes, watermelon, croissants, white bread, extruded breakfast cereals, most white rices (e.g. jasmine), straight glucose (100)|
Coco Natura: 35
Low GI foods help in the management of diabetes mellitus and have been shown to lower cholesterol. Coco Natura is the only sweetener that is Bureau of Food And Drugs (BFAD) approved and documented to be safe for both diabetics and non-diabetics. It is also useful for weight control and for the prevention of obesity. This breakthrough has the potential to make a major impact in the lives of millions of diabetics and health conscious people around the world.
The Sugar Comparison!
Comparative Analysis of the Macro & Micro Nutrient Contents of Three Types of Sugar
|Nutrient Content||Coconut Sap Sugar ( a )||Brown Cane Sugar ( b )||Refined (White) Sugar ( c )|
|Micronutrients mg/L (ppm) in dry matter|
|Macronutrients mg/L (ppm) in dry matter|
* Determined through combustion method using Nitrogen Analyzer
** Determined using ICP-AES
Analyzed by: Philippine Coconut Authority – Plant and Tissue Analysis Laboratory Source: Kozaki, 1974 as cited in PCARRD, 1993 / Coconuts Today, Vol. XIX November 2004/October 2005
*Dominant amino acids
COCONUT SUGAR FOOD AND NUTRITIVE VALUES
|Total Energy Content a, cal/100g||369.40|
|Total carbohydrate a, g/100g||92.3|
|Moisture a, %||2.2|
|Ash a, %||2.2|
|Crude Protein a, %||1.3|
|Crude Fat a, %||0.12|
|Vitamins and Minerals|
|Vitamin C a, mg ascorbic acid/100g||23.4|
b Analyzed by PTAL-PCA
Multiply by 10 to convert mg/100g to ppm (mg.kg)
Analyses of Coconut Sap Sugar
(Sample analyzed by Sugar Regulatory Administration)Glucose, 2.0%
Quality Test of Coconut Sap Sugar
(Sample tested by Sugar Regulatory Administration)
Reducing Sugar, 7.51%
Total Sugar as Invert 97.65%