Versatile Kokonati organic Wild kithul jaggery is made from the sap tapped from the Caryota urens flower blossoms. Caryota Urens or Fishtail palm is a palm that grows wild in the rainforests of Sri Lanka. The sap is slowly evaporated into a thick syrup. The thick syrup is coconut shell mould or rectangular moulds to make a melt in the mouth, natural sugar block, Kithul jaggery! Kithul jaggery has a unique depth of flavor that enhances the cooking and baking with an exotic flavor, truly wild, literally a forest-harvested product!
Uses Use in refined-sugar-free baking and as a natural derived alternative to heavily refined sugar and syrups. Can also be used in place of honey and maple syrup. Perfect with a cup of herbal/ black tea or coffee. Grate as topping for cereal, yogurt, and even ice cream!
Flavor Aroma is mildly smoky and tastes pleasantly sweet but complex too. Talk about a wild product! Depending on the harvest and season every batch of jaggery can vary in color and to a minor degree in taste as it is a natural cottage-industry product that does not use any chemical refining, additives, or preservatives to standardize product like with large-scale commercially processed solid sugars
100% evaporated wild kithul sap.
Storage Keep airtight in the pantry, away from sunlight and damp. Use within 3-4 months from opening. Refrigeration is recommended as naturally present yeasts in the air could ferment the product if stored at room temperature after opening. With a best before of two years from the manufacture date, wild kithul jaggery 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 wild kithul jaggery is packed at the origin, in the very region where the forests it is harvested from are. This seals the freshness and reduce exposure from day one.
Our promise There is nothing else. No refining or coloring. 100% zero-waste, no bi-products. This product is internationally accredited by Control Union; Certified Organic (EU and USDA NOP), ISO and/or HACCP certified.
Benefits Wild Kithul jaggery is rich in amino acids, enzymes, vitamins, and minerals because it is made for kithul sap, harvested from wild kithul trees that grow in rich, rainforest soils. Like Coconut sap, Wild Kithul jaggery has also been tested and said to have a low Glycaemic Index (GI) level of 35 to 38. 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. As it is a natural product rich in minerals and enzymes it aids the slow absorption of sugar into the bloodstream.
100+ years of expertise Our Wild kithul jaggery sales supports the traditional livelihoods of villagers in the rainforest regions of Sri Lanka. Kithul sap is harvested by traditional methods handed down generations of sap-tapping families. It is an intricate art; harvesting and extracting kithul sap and reducing it to a syrup without altering or caramelizing its natural flavor. 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 sap-tapper families collect the natural sap every 12 hours and simmer it gently to reduce it. The resulting thick kithul treacle that is sent to the local mill where it is poured and set into solid but soft jaggery. The jaggery is sealed for freshness in Aluminimum packs. Backed by generations of 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, for your 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 350g Alufoil bags. After use, please dispose the alufoil bag (similar to bags used for potato chips) at the soft plastic collection bins in the supermarket.