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    I'm wondering what experience you folks have had with this sugar. I found a site that seems to give a pretty good overview of it:

    http://www.naturesblessings.com.ph/cocosugar.htm

    I'm wondering if it is OK to use with respect to insulin/blood sugar. I don't really have a sweet tooth, but want to make some baked goods using coconut flour and perhaps this sugar for friends/family.

    Your thoughts will be welcome!
    Sheila

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    looks like anyother sugar to me. 1:1 glucose and fructose.
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    There is significant difference in the GI with respect to others:

    50 g of coconut sap sugar and glucose were fed in random order to 10 fasting human subjects
    After feeding, 0.3 - 0.4 ml blood samples were drawn, at 15min interval for 1 hour and every 30 min for the next min, serum separated and glucose level estimated using Clinical Chemistry Analyzer

    with a GI of 35. This is comparable to apple and agave (which is considered safe for a diabetic).

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    fructose is typically what lowers the GI of sugars, although I can't quite make sense of their table, maybe it has a little more fructose then glucose. So, this sugar has a little higher fructose --- like apples and agave and HFCS. I try to avoid refined fructose because I like my liver.
    It's grandma, but you can call me sir.

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