Trends in the Consumption of Coconut Sugar as a Substitute for Sugar.E though culinary products are increasingly diverse. Modern society is increasingly aware of the importance of health. One of them is by replacing white sugar with crystal sugar, aka ant sugar, which has lower calories. Many people also understand that consuming sugar excessively does increase the risk of developing diabetes. Based on the 2018 Basic Health Research (Riskesdas), people who experience diabetes mellitus are estimated to be 10.9 percent. Even in 2017, Indonesia was ranked sixth with the highest number of diabetes patients at 10.3 million. But ignore this fact, because now we have a new, healthier sweet option. Coconut sugar which is now processed in a modern way.
The trend of using low-calorie sugar has only been around for five years in Indonesia. In fact, coconut sugar processing has been around for a long time. in the traditions of the Sundanese and inland tribes. Coconut sugar is entirely derived from organic crystalline coconut sugar. Which is extracted from coconut tree sap and then processed into crystals. Why is it chosen as a healthy option because of its organic nature and traditionally made without the addition of chemicals and preservatives. The manufacture of coconut sugar is arguably complicated because of the long process and without preservatives. That’s why the price of coconut sugar is also quite competitive compared to regular sugar.
To produce the best product, the sugar must be picked from materials that are not exposed to chemical fertilizers, pesticides and insecticides. Even the tree must be far from polluted rivers. Apart from its hygienic production process, coconut sugar is also safe for diabetics. This is due to its low glycemic index so it doesn’t raise blood sugar quickly. Coconut sugar can be used as a substitute for white sugar to enjoy coffee, tea, chocolate, as well as making bread, cakes, and various culinary sweeteners. Even though the sweetness is a little different from the sweetness of white sugar, it still makes the taste of foods or drinks even better. So it is time for us to turn to coconut sugar for a healthier life.