Guiltless Indulgence: Sweets with Less Sugar

Coconut sugar is a great alternative to regular sugar or artificial sweeteners. It's natural, but it's a low-glycemic sweetener. You can substitute coconut for table sugar with a 1 to 1 ratio, replacing it spoon for spoon, cup for cup in your baking and cooking — without the spike in your blood sugar levels. It has a mild caramel flavor and looks like brown sugar. Unlike cane sugar, this kind has potassium, calcium, zinc, iron, and B vitamins. This brand of coconut sugar is naturally sourced from the sap of sustainably-grown and non-GMO coconut palm trees, so there were no pesticides or chemicals.

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