A popular sugar product currently in the spotlight is coconut palm sugar. The taste of the coconut sugar is similar to brown sugar, and is actually made from coconut tree sap. There have been claims from these producers that coconut palm sugar has a low glycemic index, meaning that it raises your blood sugar levels less quickly.
Coconut sugar can be used as a sugar alternative, but should not be recognized as differently from regular sugar. It still contains 15 calories per teaspoon and 4 grams of carbohydrate per serving. There is not strong evidence to support that it is a low glycemic index food, especially because coconut sugar may be premixed with other carbohydrates or regular cane sugar.