SWEET ON COCONUT
Have you noticed how coconut is having a health moment? There’s everything from coconut water as a light alternative to fruit juice, to coconut oil as an aid for healthy teeth and gums when you ‘pull’ it (swish it round in your mouth.) Now comes coconut sugar: it doesn’t have the flavour of coconut, as it’s not made from the fruit, but taken from the sap of the flower buds. But is it any healthier than cane sugar? Well, it is slightly lower GI, but spoon-for-spoon it has the same kjs as brown sugar.