Coracao Confections


Do you love that euphoric sugar rush and the happy, high feeling of eating sweets? But loathe the inevitable crash, irritability, low energy, lethargy and feeling crappy that follows? If so, than this info is for you and the great news is that you don’t have to have that sugar crash anymore. You can enjoy your sweets and still feel great.

A lot of us here at Coracao are ex refined sugar junkies. We used to love Snickers, Reese’s Pieces, Almond Joy, Milky Way, Peppermint Patties and many more of the nostalgic candies that brought us so much happiness as kids. The problem with processed & refined sweeteners is that if those blood sugar spikes and drops happen on a regular basis it can lead to weight gain, diabetes and lots of unhappy visits to the dentist, among other things. It’s actually why we started Coracao, to create delicious chocolate that inspires that happy chocolate nostalgia, but makes you feel great after eating it and DOESN’T skyrocket your blood sugar like generic chocolates. One of our secret ingredients in making that happen is coconut sugar.

Coconut sugar isn’t actually made from coconuts- It’s the nectar from the coconut tree flower blossom. The coconut blossom fills with sweet, nutrient rich nectar about every 3 months. To make coconut sugar, the flower bud is pierced and the nectar collected. The nectar is then poured into a cauldron and kettle, boiled to evaporate the liquid, and then ground into delicious golden granules. That’s it! Coconut sugar isn’t a superfood and like all sweeteners it should be enjoyed in moderation. Though as sweeteners go, it is the most delicious, mineral rich, most natural and all around best sugar alternative available.

One of the biggest benefits of coconut sugar, is that it’s unrefined and isn’t stripped of its minerals like white sugar. It takes time for your body to metabolize all the nutrients, which keeps your blood sugar much more stable. Compared to brown sugar it has 4 times the amount of magnesium, 10 times the amount of zinc, 36 times the amount of iron and even has B vitamins. Coconut sugar is 46% lower on the glycemic index than white sugar, 30% lower than honey and 35% lower than maple syrup.  Coconut sugar affects your blood sugar like a piece of fruit and is actually lower glycemic than a peach.

As much as we love coconut sugar one of the challenges with using the granules is that the usage is limited. For example, it stayed granular when sprinkled on our pancakes and didn’t give us that silky smooth quality we wanted when making raw desserts. After years of research and development we created Vanilla Palm Syrup- coconut sugar in liquid bliss form. Through trial and error we fine-tuned how to make coconut sugar into the most delicious syrup imaginable.

We’re excited to announce that our Vanilla Palm Syrup has just been released online for the first time ever! Previously it was only available in limited quantities at our farmers markets. It has the all the low glycemic benefits of coconut sugar and you can use it in place of honey or maple syrup. It tastes like caramel marshmallow with rainbows and dew drops sprinkled inside. It is happiness in a jar.

After a long work day you deserve to come home to sweet satisfaction that leaves you feeling energized & happy. Don’t get stuck using something that will make you feel crappy & lethargic after eating it. Be prepared, make the smart choice and stock up on Vanilla Palm Syrup  now.

With sweet love,

Team Coracao


For more info on coconut sugar, visit the following links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coconut_sugar

http://bigtreefarms.com/index.php/page/news/2/120

http://nutritiondata.self.com/topics/glycemic-index

Written by Coracao Confections — March 07, 2013

Comments

Sean:

Best farmers market customer use: Eggo waffle topper… every morning.

Runner up: Home Made Kalua

March 18 2013 at 10:03 AM

carl roberts:

The VPS is great news for us that enjoy a healthy sweet treat .Be blessed for what you do from all of us that will benefit from all you have done and will continue to do . Your work is making good food taste better .That plays a big part in those that don’t eat as well, to eat BETTER .

April 21 2013 at 09:04 AM

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