CocoSweet+™ is composed of coconut sugar, harvested from the blossoms of the coconut tree, and of high-grade, water-extracted stevia. The optimum blend of these two natural sweeteners delivers a full, clean flavor profile with hints of honey or caramel, and a mouthfeel comparable to sugar. Participation in the Maillard reaction contributes to browning in baked goods.
Advantages of CocoSweet+™
- Browning in baked goods
- 2.2 times as sweet as sugar.
- 1.25 calories per gram
- Low glycemic load, safe for diabetics
- JECFA compliant
- Superior, smooth flavor
- Improved temporal profile
- pH stable
- Shelf stable
- Heat stable
- High solubility
Coconut sugar is the base ingredient in CocoSweet+™. Like maple syrup, it is harvested by tapping the coconut tree. Sap comes from the flowers. Heating this coconut syrup evaporates the water, ultimately leaving sweet, honey-colored crystals with a flavor reminiscent of brown sugar. Infusing these crystals with high grade water extracted stevia doubles the sweetness, making it ideal for reduced sugar applications. The optimum blend of these two natural sweeteners delivers a mouthfeel comparable to sugar while eliminating any possible off-notes from stevia.
Plus, it plays into consumers’ demand for healthier, sustainable alternative sweeteners.
A low glycemic index of 35 is one benefit of coconut sugar. Combined with stevia, the glycemic index is further reduced since lower levels of sweetener are required.
A robust nutritional profile is another benefit. Coconut sugar contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, and B6. Its high mineral content includes potassium, magnesium, zinc, and iron. When compared to brown sugar, coconut sugar has 18 times the potassium, 30 times the phosphorus and over 10 times the amount of zinc. Granulated sugar is practically devoid of nutrients.
Steviva Ingredients’ exclusive contracts with suppliers assure consistent, dependable sourcing of proprietary stevia leaves and other natural ingredients. Our unique, natural methods of water extraction and purification produce an exceptionally clean flavor.
For more information and samples of CocoSweet+™, please contact your Steviva Ingredients field representative by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310.455.9876.