For many people, coconut sugar may be more familiar than palm sugar (Pure Arenga sugar). Even some people may not be able to distinguish between the physical appearance of palm sugar and palm sugar. Yes, if you look at the shape of the sugar, its texture, and its color, palm sugar, and palm sugar look the same. The difference in taste, palm sugar (Pure Arenga sugar) has a sweeter taste and a distinctive aroma.
Palm sugar is similar to coconut sugar. Both sugars are extracted from different varieties of palm trees; one is extracted from a palm tree and the other one is extracted from a coconut tree. Arenga sugar is the world’s most delicious LOW GI sugar that is better for your health, and safe for diabetics! It is 100% organic, whole, and unrefined.
Palm tree sap is collected through a process called ‘tapping’. The sap is low GI (with a GI of 35) and rich in minerals. The sap is heated until it becomes concentrated. After cooling, the concentrate solidifies and is crushed into granules. Palm sugar is a traditional ingredient in Southeast Asian cultures. Arenga palm sugar is an unrefined, unbleached sugar that has a full-bodied sweetness with caramel overtones. The beauty of palm sugar is that it’s mild and not overpowering – it goes well with hot chocolate. Damn, solid sugar!