What is Arenga Palm Sugar?


Arenga palm sugar is similar to coconut palm sugar. Both sugars are extracted from different varieties of palm trees; one is extracted from the arenga palm tree and the other is extracted from the coconut palm tree. Although they don’t taste exactly the same, they both have an earthy, caramel and butterscotch undertone that is reminiscent of brown sugar. The beauty of arenga palm sugar is that it is mellow in taste and not overpowering at all - the perfect fit in Damn Sugar hot chocolate!

The sap of the arenga palm tree of collected through a process called ‘tapping’. The sap is low GI (with a GI of 35) and is mineral rich. The sap is heated until it has been reduced to a concentrate. Once cooled, the concentrate hardens and is crushed into granules.

 


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