Versatile Kokonati organic coconut sugar is made from the sap tapped from the coconut flower blossoms. The sap is slowly evaporated and crystallized into coconut sugar. Coconut sugar has a subtle sweetness that enhances the flavor of cooking and baking without overpowering it.
Uses Use in refined-sugar-free baking and as a natural sugar alternative to heavily refined white sugars. Can replace regular sugar 1: 1. To use as a healthier alternative to white icing sugar, it can be ground further by running in a dry grinder. Coconut sugar when finely powdered is lighter.
Flavor Aroma is neutral and taste is pleasantly sweet. Although every batch of this naturally extracted flower sap varies in color, a lightly caramelized golden to medium brown is the usual color of crystallized coconut sugar.
100% crystallised coconut sap.
Storage Keep airtight in the pantry, away from sunlight and damp. Use a dry spoon to scoop out. Use within 3-4 months from opening. With a best before of two years from the manufacture date, coconut sugar remains safe to use for even longer periods as long as it is stored with minimal exposure to light, air, and moisture. This is why Kokonati coconut sugar is packed at the origin, in the very plantations the coconut sap is harvested from, to seal the freshness and reduce exposure from day 1.
Our promise There is nothing else. No refining or coloring. 100% zero-waste, all bi-products and waste material in our coconut oil production are utilized in the manufacture of other nature-friendly products. See how. This product is internationally accredited by Control Union; Certified Organic (EU and USDA NOP), ISO and/or HACCP certified.
Benefits Coconut sugar contains sixteen types of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals because it is made for coconut sap, harvested from coconut trees that grow in rich, volcanic mineral-rich soils. Coconut sugar has been tested to show a low Glycaemic Index (GI) level. Low GI sugars when consumed are metabolized slowly which helps regulate energy levels for daily activity without causing the “high” and “lows”’ that refined sugars and artificial sweeteners can cause. The only ingredient that goes into making coconut sugar, the coconut sap (extracted from the coconut flower) also has a nutritional content rich in Potassium, Magnesium, Zinc, and Iron. It is also a natural source of vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, and C. As it is a natural product rich in minerals and enzymes it aids the slow absorption of sugar to the bloodstream.
100+ years of coconut expertise Our Coconut sugar sales supports the traditional livelihoods of villagers in the rural coconut triangle of Sri Lanka. Coconut sap is harvested by traditional methods handed down generations of toddy-tapping families. It is an intricate art; harvesting and extracting coconut sap and crystallizing it into sugar. This traditional production allows village populations to utilize their age-old knowledge and expertise to survive in this modernized and mechanized world of manufacture by producing this 100% natural unrefined product. The toddy tapper families’ collect the natural sap every 12 hours and simmer it gently to reduce it. The resulting thick syrup is sent to the local mill where it is oven-dried in flat trays. The resulting sugar crystals are sieved, packaged and sealed for freshness. Backed by generations of coconut expertise, and certified with ISO and Organic standards, the mill plays a vital role in the employment, welfare and wellbeing of the village community. The children of our workforce are provided with school books and stationery for the entire school year. The mill also organizes religious and cultural events to inculcate a sense of belonging to a bigger cause, bringing a sense of pride and community to the villagers who are using age-old knowledge, treading lightly, and making a living for their families, sustainably.
Price for quality Our products are not mass-produced in vast industrialised factories. So we do not enjoy the economies of scale that supermarket brands do. We pay the millers and farmers a fair price. Specifically, batch-crafted for New Zealand, Kokonati products are made with multigenerational expertise and knowledge to be the best quality they can be and so easily justify the premium price for the premium quality you are getting.
Loyalty Just as we are fiercely loyal to the millers and families we work with, we also want to reward you, our customer loyalty. So every time you purchase a Kokonati product you also collect rewards points that can be redeemed for a discount at checkout. Remember to sign up for the reward points (the tab on the far mid-right edge of this screen).
Packaging and recycling 500g and 1kg bag-in-box. Dispose of soft plastic bags by taking them to your local supermarket and putting them into their green recycling collection bins. The card box can be disposed of in the curbside recycling bins.