Eugene, OR—GloryBee Foods announced today that Aunt Patty’s Organic Coconut Sugar and Organic Honey Crystals are now available in retail jars. Organic Coconut Sugar is made from sap collected from the freshly cut flower buds of organic coconut palm trees grown on small, sustainable farms. The collection of the sap is known as “tapping” and has been practiced for centuries throughout the Pacific Islands. Once a coconut tree has been tapped, its sap can flow continuously for decades, resulting in a sustainable harvest.
After harvesting, the sap is then slowly boiled and evaporated by hand in small batches. The cooled syrup is then broken up into free-flowing, naturally sweet granules. This minimal processing is done without the aid of sophisticated equipment such as vacuum evaporators and does not require any additives or enzymes. Coconut sugar has a lower glycemic index than refined cane sugar and is naturally gluten free. Aunt Patty’s Organic Coconut Sugar can be substituted cup for cup in any recipe that calls for cane sugar.
Aunt Patty’s Organic Honey Crystals are made from organic honey and organic evaporated sugar cane. This free-flowing natural sweetener is instantly soluble and has a low moisture content. This product is ideal to use in recipes where a granulated sweetener is required and a honey flavor is desired. Aunt Patty’s Organic Honey Crystals can be substituted cup for cup in any recipe that calls for cane sugar.
Aunt Patty’s Organic Coconut Sugar and Organic Honey Crystals are currently available both direct from GloryBee Foods and at natural food retailers throughout the Western United States, and through UNFI and Nature’s Best distributors.