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Have you ever used coconut sugar instead of refined sugar?

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Coconut sugar is not a "real" sugar and is derived from coconuts and not processed like other sugars.
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Have you ever used this instead of ordinary sugars?

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I use this sugar in a lot of my baking as it is pure from a coconut.

while it is more expensive, for me, it is worth it as I love sweets and they are therefore not as bad for you if using this sugar.

by Finy
I have not used this sugar,but certainly shall look out for it,as just the name sounds delicious! I use raw or brown sugar anyway instead of refined white sugar,and honestly would have to go and ask my neighbours for a cupful if ever I needed white!!
No I haven't. Sounds very interesting and better...I have never heard of it I have to admit
by Fran
I don't use coconut sugar. I don't really use any sugar because it's very rare that I bake
by AJ
Yep, all the time!
Yes, I had a recipe that called for it so I did. It was similar to brown cane sugar. It's a bit expensive so I wouldn't use it often and I'm not convinced it is better for you.
I must live under a rock?

Never heard of it..........I need to get out more.
you rock person!
by Finy
lol....lol...lol... your funny Finy. :)
by jonaja
Jonaja, I get out a lot, but I'd never heard of it either!
by Miro
Oh! Miro thank goodness thought it was just me?....lol
by jonaja
No, but I would give it a try for sure.
by Vee
When in TPNG/PNG, yes. But not here.
Yes I use this sugar and Rapadura sugar.Brown sugar and raw sugar are no better than refined sugar so I stay away from them also. I also use molassas as a sweetener sometimes.
Raw sugar IS better for you than white sugar. Scientific fact. Brown sugar only gets used in Recipes', so that's minimal, at least, for me, anyway.
by donjo
Don't know where you get your "scientific facts" must be a different place to me.There is miniscule amount of nutrients left in raw sugar as it is not AS processed. No need to push your views on others.. I have my own views.
STOP your abuse! Wasn't PUSHING anything! Your attitude is offensive.

I replied as I know having been told by a Food Scientist, who has B.Sc. & M.Sc. in Food Chemistry.

Do YOU have such qualifications? Bet not.
by donjo
Bit like the pot calling the kettle black.You seem to attack many people on this page if they don't agree with YOUR opinion.I have better things to do than worry about small minded people like you.. I am leaving this group. Good luck to the others left.
Oh come on retired writer. Lighten up. You can either argue the topic or not. GGMS
by fran.
Can't say I would use it. I don't use sugar except in cake or biscuit making and mostly it's brown sugar. I was only looking at the various types of sugars available in the baking aisle in my supermarket the other day. So many to choose from.
I have used coconut sugar, and honestly I am seriously underwhelmed. The taste, flavour, texture really didn't come through for me, but I convinced myself that it's coconut sugar, it MUST be better for me than regular.

The sad thing is, sugar is sugar and it breaks down exactly the same as unrefined sugar. The claim that unrefined sugar is better for you, is in the fact that it hasn't been stripped nor dyed from it's natural form, but just because it is brown, does that mean it is better for you? I really don't think so.
Yes, I find it much better in most cooking.
I add it to Sweet Chilly sauce when cooking Prawns it creates a great sweet sauce but not too sweet as would be the case with white processed sugar.
No I hadn't heard of it. I never do any baking, so those tiny sleeves of sugar 1 gets with their cafe teas & coffee, would last me the whole year!
by Miro
You may not like to read this, but I love eating (VERY occasionally) brown sugar with butter, be it on a slice of rye lite, or off a teaspoon!!!
by Miro
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