coconut sugar is sweet??????

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coconut sugar is sweet??????

Post by ravi » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:33 pm

Guys need some help on coconut sugar.

yesterday I seen coconut sugar on online market 5kg in 25$. I do not have idea about this item. If it have enough sugar content and flavour then how about trying to distilling + expect some coconut flavor ?????
If someone tried already or have idea about coconut sugar pls share with me.

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Re: coconut sugar is sweet??????

Post by Probus » Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:49 am

I'm a novice fermenter and distiller but have worked as a sugar technologist for 50 years. Coconut sugar is made from the sap of the inflorescence of the coconut palm. It is in the general class of palm sugar made from different species of palm trees. Just like juice from sugarcane and sugar beet, the sap has a high concentration of sucrose. Sucrose in palm sap is concentrated by evaporation in open pans so the solid product has the other water-soluble components of the sap. The sap I have seen is remarkably clear so the solid product can be light coloured. The process is similar to how panela, gur or rapadura is made.
So in answer to at least one of your questions, yes coconut sugar is as sweet as any brown sugar of a similar colour. As for a coconut taste in anything distilled from a wash, I do not know.
I would worry about the provenance of low-cost coconut sugar. Sales have increased as coconut sugar is thought to be healthier. I am guessing there would not be enough coconut trees, and people to climb them to tap the sap twice a day to supply the demand. One could easily make coconut sugar from refined sugar, coconut essence and caramel. Maybe your online supplier has seen a market opportunity.

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Re: coconut sugar is sweet??????

Post by Demy » Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:01 am

I don't know that product but I think it's worth a try. Sometimes experiencing for yourself is the only way.

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Re: coconut sugar is sweet??????

Post by Yummyrum » Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:20 pm

We use coconut sugar for some cooking . It isn’t very sweet compared to “Normal” sugar ... IE , where I might use a teaspoon of regular sugar , I would use several heaped Teaspoons of Coconut sugar to get the same sweetness .

I would guess that alcohol yield per gram will be way down on regular sugar .

As far as taste , it has a sort of earthiness to it but certainly I don’t get any hint of coconut at all . Maybe its just my taste buds .

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Re: coconut sugar is sweet??????

Post by MichiganCornhusker » Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:02 pm

My coconut sugar shows same dietary info as regular sugar, 15calories / 4 grams sugar per tsp.

The stuff I have is called brown coconut sugar, but lists coconut blossom nectar as only ingredient.

It has a strong molasses/dark caramel flavor, like panela but darker, richer.

If I had a cheap supply of this stuff I would try it for sure.
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