Coconut Sugar vs Other Types of Sugar

There are two common sugars most people know about and consume regularly. First is white table sugar, second is corn syrup or high-fructose corn syrup. Both these sugars contain little to no essential nutrients.

For every 100 grams (g) of granulated sugar, there are 99.98g of carbohydrates of which 99.80g is pure sugar, with the remaining minute amount being minerals, including sodium and calcium.

For every 100 g of high-fructose corn syrup, there are 76g of carbohydrates of which 75.65g is sugar. The remaining 24g is water. Again, the tiny fraction left is mostly traces of compounds such as sodium and iron.

For every 100g of coconut sugar, there are 100g of carbohydrates of which 75g is sugar. In terms of trace elements, 100g contains 625 milligrams (mg) of potassium and 125mg of sodium.

Compared to granulated sugar and high-fructose corn syrup, coconut sugar has higher levels of iron, zinc, and calcium. Also, coconut sugar contains trace amounts of phytonutrients and antioxidants, such as polyphenols, flavonoids, and anthocyanidin.

For people looking for an alternative sweetener to refined sugar, coconut sugar may be a similar, healthier and more natural option.

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