It contains a fibre known as inulin which helps slow glucose absorption, offering an alternative for those with diabetic concerns. With a taste much like brown sugar, coconut sugar is gaining popularity as a sweetener.
It contains phytonutrients: polyphenols, flavonoids, anthocyanidins. They help reduce blood sugar, inflammation and cholesterol and is good for the gut. Inulin has the ability to stimulate the growth of intestinal bifidobacteria, commonly found in probiotics, which provide an overall boost to the immune system.