Coconut Sugar vs cane sugar

Coconut sugar and cane sugar are two popular sweeteners, they have some differences in terms of taste, nutrition, and production process.

Coconut sugar is derived from the sap of coconut palm trees, whereas cane sugar comes from sugar cane plants.


Coconut sugar is made by extracting the sap from coconut palm blossoms while Cane sugar is extracted from sugar cane stalks.

Production process

Coconut sugar has a distinct flavor similar to brown sugar while Cane sugar, on the other hand, has a more neutral sweetness without any distinct flavor.


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Coconut sugar has a lower GI (around 35) compared to cane sugar (GI 65-70).

Glycemic index

 Coconut sugar contains small amounts of minerals such as iron, zinc, and potassium while  Cane sugar, is primarily composed of sucrose.

Nutritional composition

Cane sugar production has been associated with environmental concerns whereas Coconut sugar production, when sourced responsibly, may have a lower environmental impact.


Coconut sugar and cane sugar can be used interchangeably in most recipes, although the flavor and moisture content may slightly affect the final result.

Culinary uses

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