Authentic Thai Recipe Ingredient: Coconut Sugar

Photo of Coconut Sugar and How it is Used in Authentic Thai Recipes.

Coconut Sugar

น้ำตาลมะพร้าว (Nam Dtan Ma Praw)
Coconut sugar (also known as coco sugar, coconut palm sugar or coco sap sugar) is a sugar produced from the sap of cut flower buds of the coconut palm. Coconut sugar has been used as a traditional sweetener for thousands of years in the South and South-East Asian regions where the coconut palm is in abundant supply.

In in Thailand the terms "coconut sugar" and "palm sugar" are often used interchangeably. However, coconut sugar is different both in taste, texture and manufacture methods from palm sugar, which is made from the sap in the stems of the Palmyra palm, the date palm, the sugar date palm, the sago palm or the sugar palm.

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