If you are a follower of Dr. Oz (our least favorite and often least reliable source of medical information) you may have raced to the nearest store to buy one of the most expensive sugars available.
It has been stated by some that coconut palm sugar is the best new sugar. It is claimed that it is highly nutritious and better for you than white sugar because coconut sugar will help in weight loss and that it may protect against cancer, heart disease and obesity. These are empty claims and we have found no valid scientific evidence to support them.
It is our opinion that sugar is not a health food. This is true regardless of the source. All sugars provide empty calories and should be consumed in limited amounts. Of course it is your choice if you want to try coconut sugar because you like the taste and don't mind paying the price.