Coconut sugar is also called coconut palm sugar. It is a natural sugar made from coconut palm sap, which is the sweet fluid of the coconut plant. It is often confused with palm sugar, which is similar but made from a different type of palm tree. Coconut sugar is brown and granulated.
In coconut sugar, you can find minerals like iron, zinc, calcium and potassium, along with some short-chain fatty acids like polyphenols and antioxidants. It also contains a fiber called inulin, which may slow glucose absorption and explain why coconut sugar has a lower glycemic index than regular table sugar.