Coconut sugar comes from the sap of the flowers of the coconut palm. The buds of the flowers are tapped for their sap, similar to the process of extracting maple syrup. The sap is then reduced until all the liquid is evaporated. It has a light, sweet flavor with notes of caramel, similar to brown sugar.
It is rich in minerals like zinc, magnesium, and iron.
You can use coconut sugar in place of other sweeteners when baking. It is also wonderful for sweetening hot drinks like coffee and tea.