Gula Java is more than sugar
In his book 'The Secret Life of Plants' Peter Tompkins relates that the fresh juice of sugar cane contains 8,500 units of healthy nutrients. In fact, the roots of a sugar cane plant can extract nutrients from the soil at a depth of 4.5 meters, about 14ft. That's a true superfood. But once it is processed into white or brown sugar, the number of healthy units goes down to zero.
Isolated sugar contains hardly any nutrients or minerals, and for your body to absorb these empty sugar calories it relies on saliva, gastric and intestinal juices and enzymes.
This means that at least five minerals and five vitamins are extracted from your body, including chromium, zinc and magnesium, thus robbing you of your natural vitamin and mineral reserves. The occasional treat of refined sugar does not pose a problem, but when white or brown sugar is consumed daily it is bad for your health, becomes an anti-food and a silent killer. But Gula Java is, just like the fresh juice of sugar cane, extremely good for you when used daily.
What is 'Gula Java'?
Gula Java is coconut blossom sugar from Java. The sweet nectar of the coconut blossom is a much-cherished product that is harvested by tappers from high in the coconut trees. Heated in cauldrons over a wood fire, the nectar is stirred until it gradually turns into a delicious unrefined sugar with a sweetness and gentle caramel flavor you can enjoy at any time of the day.
How to use Gula Java?
|Gula Java and other sugars|
|Per 100g||Gula java Amanprana||brown sugar||white sugar|
|Source: SGS Philippines and SGS Antwerp*|
Gula Java coconut blossom sugar can be used as a healthy substitute for cane or beet sugar, agave, maple syrup and other syrups. You can sweeten your tea or coffee with it and rest assured that it is healthy, and it is delicious on baked apples or bananas, on pancakes, tarts, waffles, cakes or on a quark sandwich. It is also a perfect addition to cocktails (such as mojitos and caipirinhas). It makes an attractive sugared rim on a glass and serves as a great finish to recipes, while it adds authenticity to Asian dishes that contain Gula Java. It is also a great snack for some extra energy. Gula Java means sweetening without guilt. Gula Java gives you long-lasting energy without those sugar blues.
I have been trying to quit all refined cane and beet sugar for three years, including the so-called whole cane sugars. Since then I have been using Gula Java Brut. I feel 100 percent better and no longer suffer from sugar dips. Kris De Rouck, endurance athlete, Westerlo, Belgium
Gula Java Brut Coconut Blossom Sugar:
- Unrefined blossom sugar
- Fair world: equal opportunities for women
- Low glycemic index of 35
- Many minerals, including chromium
- Many antioxidants: ORAC 2,200
- Most sustainable sugar according to WHO
(the World Health Organisation)
Available in 310g and 1000g.