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#453516 - 10/02/11 08:13 PM Coconut Sugar
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Registered: 08/26/11
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I found a bag of coconut sugar at TJ Max, tested negative with iodine, and OMG tastes great. Kinda like brown sugar. Excellent on vanilla ice cream.
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#453527 - 10/02/11 09:44 PM Re: Coconut Sugar [Re: lar84]
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TJ Max, that is funny, I never think of that place as a place to find sugar. I bet you are happy you found it, sounds good!!
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#453534 - 10/02/11 11:16 PM Re: Coconut Sugar [Re: ValsMum]
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Ooohhh yeah I bought that a few days ago along with some palm sugar smile.. Or are they much the same..?

Apparently coconut / palm sugar has a very low GI of 35
http://www.powersuperfoods.com.au/organic-coconut-palm-sugar.html

And one thing I really need is long lasting energy sources whilst on the NSD
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#453545 - 10/03/11 07:16 AM Re: Coconut Sugar [Re: zark]
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Yep, TJ Max has a small "food" section, that includes spices, oils, candy, snacks, etc.

I believe my bag does say GI of about 35. Not sure if palm is the same as coconut, but I do know the stuff tastes awesome!
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#453620 - 10/04/11 02:16 AM Re: Coconut Sugar [Re: zark]
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Palm sugar can be extracted from either the Palmyra (sugar) palm or coconut palm in most Asian countries.It is dried/cooked sap from the buds/flowers.

The one from the sugar palm is usually a dark caramel colour whilst CCN plam sugar is more of a honey colour - either way - YUM! smile
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#453747 - 10/05/11 05:05 PM Re: Coconut Sugar [Re: inkyfingers]
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Is this the same as what the Asians call jaggery?

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#453799 - 10/06/11 04:35 PM Re: Coconut Sugar [Re: Johnthain]
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Originally Posted By: Johnthain
Is this the same as what the Asians call jaggery?


Yes!
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#453800 - 10/06/11 04:52 PM Re: Coconut Sugar [Re: inkyfingers]
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Cheers for that - I can get hold of that locally!

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