New Organic Healthy Delights – A Sap Story……Part 2 of 4 – Your Health Detective

In Part 1 of this series I discussed the health benefits of amino acids from coconut and how they are nature’s natural alternative to soy sauce. In this part I’ll share with you what I’ve learned about coconut nectar.

The most remarkable blessing about tapping a coconut tree, is that once it is tapped, it flows its sap continuously for the next 20 years.  From a sustainability viewpoint, the harvestable energy production from tapping coconut trees for their sap (which yields 5,000 liters per hectare), rather than allowing them to produce fruit, is 5-7 times higher per hectare than coconut oil production from mature coconuts…click to continue reading…

Health Secrets of Coconut Nectar
  When the coconut tree is tapped, it produces a naturally sweet, nutrient-rich “sap” that exudes from the coconut blossoms. This sap contains a very low glycemic value and 17 amino acids, minerals, vitamin C, broad-spectrum B vitamins, and has a nearly neutral pH.
            This natural sap is minimally evaporated at low temperatures (only to remove excess moisture and allow sap to thicken), never exceeding temperatures you’d find in an average summer day in the tropics.

Agave Syrups vs. Coconut Nectar

     Most agave syrups are hydrolyzed at temps up to 140 degrees F for 36 hours – the  end product containing 90% fructose, compared to sap nectar which is only 0.5% glucose, 1.5% fructose, 16% sucrose, and 82% inulin.

Coconut Nectar is…

  • grown without chemicals, pesticides or herbicides; 
  • raw; 
  • gluten-free; 
  • a low Glycemic value food of 35; 
  • nutritionally superior to Agave Syrup; 
  • non-dairy and; 
  • Vegan. 

Health Benefits of Coconut Nectar

            The nectar is naturally sweet, has a very mild flavor, and is an ideal sweetener for use on pancakes, over cereal, in tea and coffee, smoothies, and all your favorite dessert recipes. Coconut nectar, also known as Coco honey is…

  • full of the B vitamins and minerals;
  • claimed to boost the immune system;
  • credited to prevent complications of diabetes, hypoglycemics and dieters, because of its low glycemic value;
  • reported to assist prevention and breakdown of kidney stones;
  • helpful for those with sickle cell anemia.

 The following charts show the Vitamin and Mineral Content of Coconut Sap:

Stay-tuned for the 3rd article in this series about the health benefits of coconut-derived products.  

The Way I See It…

We are fortunate that through health education and experience we, the consumers, have demanded healthier options to sugar and artifical sweeteners and the industry is providing them. There is absolutely no acceptable reason for us to continue to sabotage our health – blood sugar, obesity, etc. – for the sake of flavor. Healthy options do exist. My favorite sugar alternatives include the all natural SweetLife for anything that is NOT baked, and Whey Low measured exactly the same as sugar in a recipe for baked goods, which I have written about in previous articles. Now to my “approved” list is coconut nectar, nature’s gift for the taking.

Your Health Detective:

Uncovering Clues to Add LIFE to Your Years…NOT Merely Years to Your Life, Naturally

 Dr. Gloria Gilbère (aka Dr. G), D.A.Hom., Ph.D.,  D.S.C.,

EcoErgonomist, Wholistic Rejuvenist

Dr. Gilbère is renowned worldwide for her work in identifying and finding natural solutions to chemically-induced and inflammatory disorders, multiple chemical sensitivities, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, Gulf War Syndrome, and digestive disorders that defy conventional diagnosis and treatment. She consults worldwide via telephone and at her Institute in north Idaho. Visit her website at www.gloriagilbere.com for details about consulting with her.

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