Harvested from the pristine rainforests of Sulawesi, Masarang Forest Sugar has a low glycemic index of 30.
It is essentially the sap of the male flower of the Arenga Pinnata crystallised through evaporation by geothermal heat. This makes a world of difference to the quality of the sugar as there is no carbon contamination that comes from the burning of wood fuel. This sugar has a beautiful deep flavour like creamy caramel. It enhances the taste of beverages especially tea, coffee and hot chocolate.
In traditional cuisine especially, Masarang Forest Sugar can be an excellent and healthier one-to-one replacement for molasses, brown and black sugar.
It is also an ideal choice for the health-conscious group, and beneficial for people who are diabetic and on weight management.
Nutritionally, Masarang Forest Sugar is outstanding with a mineral and nutrient profile that is superior to conventional sugar.
- Low Glycemic Index (GI: 30, Half of white sugar & honey)
- 50x more minerals than white sugar
- 3x more potassium than bananas
- Nutrient-rich: Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, Sodium and Copper
- Vitamin C and B12
- A healthy energy booster
- Positive effect on blood sugar levels, respiratory and digestive systems, coronary functions, the skin, hair, metabolism and mental health
- Used in scrubs and masks as a nutritious and brightening skin food
- Wonderful caramel taste, naturally creamy and fragrant
- All natural, 100% Arenga palm sugar, no additives
- Eco-friendly with zero waste and a carbon-neutral footprint
- A high quality sugar dehydrated by the geothermal heat in the Sulawesi highlands. This is very different from traditional methods of collection and burning biofuel that will also contaminate the sugar with insects, smoke and carbon.
- Supports fair-trade: the best price is paid to the Masarang Foundation and the Farmers.
- Supports rainforest and wildlife conservation, promotes sustainable agriculture.This sugar helps to fund the work of the Masarang Foundation which has been conserving huge tracts of forest land, protecting wildlife, providing villagers with a livelihood, and educating indigenous people about the importance of preserving their natural heritage.