Coconut Nectar - Organic

Delicacy natural sweetener extracted from the flower of the coconut tree

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  • Organic Certified
  • Low GI
  • Gluten - Free
  • Vegan
  • GMO Free
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Botanical Name: Cocos Nucifera

Low GI natural sweetener from the coconut tree blossom

A genuine delicacy, this natural low GI sweetener is obtained from the nectar of the coconut palm blossom. The Glycemic Index (GI) of coconut nectar is 35. Producers climb on each individul tree and "tap" the flowers to recollect their nectar twice a day This nectar is a great alternative sweetener for persons sensitive to fructuose since the nectar is mostly composed of sucrose and it is rich in vitamins and minerals.

Coconut palm trees benefit the ecosystem by restoring damaged soil and requiring very little water. Coconut tree farming produce more sugar per hectare than sugar cane (50-75% more) while using less than 20% of the soil nutrients and water for that high level of production.

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The coconut tree - cocos nucifera, is a large palm growing up to 30m with large leaves leaving the trunk smooth. Some trees are dedicated to being tapped for nectar, so their blossoms will not produce fruit. Normally a family will harvest nectar to the trees closer to their home and leave coconut production to trees further away protecting the children from falling coconuts.

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has reported that coconut palm products are the single most sustainable crop in the world.

Coconut palm tree trunks and leaves serve as building material for farmers homes and produce fruit all year around. Coconut husk and shells can be used for fuel and are a source of activated charcoal. The roots are used as a dye, a mouthwash and a remedy for diarrhea and dysentery.

Coconut trees can provide shade and conditions for horticulture, allowing diverse crops to share the same land and making a sustainable activity for many families. Farmers can decide which coconut trees will be used for coconuts and which for tapping for sap to be used for coconut sugar and coconut nectar. Normally, a family will tap trees twice a day.

coconut palm tree trunks

Sourced both from Sri Lanka and Indonesia, where coconut sugar and coconut nectar are both used as the main natural sweeteners for the local population and provide sustainable income to many families.

To obtain the coconut nectar, the coconut blossom is "tapped" or "sliced" so the nectar can flow into a small container which needs to be emptied every day manually by climbing all the way to the top of the coconut tree.. An average tall coconut tree produces 3 to 4.5 litters of fresh nectar per day. The collected nectar is then evaported to produce a semi-solid brick. After it has cooled down, the brick is granulated to produce a light brown sugar rich in minerals and vitamins.

Typically a farmer can collect nectar from 30 to 50 trees a day yielding an average of 15kg of coconut sugar per producer family or 450 kg per month. (FAO)

Coconut sugar contains over 16 amino acids and four different B vitamins. It is a source of iron, potassium, magnesium and zinc.

Coconut Nectar Nutrition Table Per Serve (15ml) Per 100ml
Energy 251kJ 1670kJ
Protein 0g 0g
Fat-total 0g 0g
   - saturated 0g 0g
Carbohydrate 13g 87g
 Sodium 20mg 130mg

Beautiful nectar, goes well with all of our recipes. Thank you Maretai!

Posted by Tania on 11/08/2014
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Further Reading Article TBA TBA

Do the coconut trees die if they are used for their sap?

No, they continue to be healthy trees, however they are unable to produce fruit.


How is the coconut blossom nectar obtained?

By slicing the coconut blossom or flower and recolecting the nectar that flows from the flowers. The recolection is done aproximately twice a day.

What is the Glycemic Index of Coconut Nectar?

The Glycemic Index of coconut nectar is 35. Honey has a GI of 87.

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This product is available in the following packing presentations:



Coconut Nectar - Organic

1L Jar (comming soon)

Coconut Nectar - Organic

4kg Pail with lining

Coconut Nectar - Organic

25kg Cube with tap

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