Sustainably manufactured and carefully handcrafted, our organically certified Arenga Sugar contains important amino acids, vitamins and nutrients and has been cited as being the most conscious sugar in the world due to it's contribution towards rainforest and wildlife conservation. Considered a healthy sugar due to it's low Glycemic Index and high levels of Potassium this premium product also tastes delicious with it's caramel like taste. When it comes to cooking it's extremely versatile and great for storing in block form.
We Love It Because
It's a great tasting sugar that has been used traditionally to enhance sports performance.
Traditionally it has been used in various medicines and also by diabetic sufferers in South East Asia.
Contains important amino acids, vitamins and nutrients.
Has a low Glycemic Index of 30 which is half that of white sugar & honey. It also has 50 times more minerals than white sugar and 3 times more potassium than bananas.
A delicious caramel flavour which is great for eastern cooking, baking, marinating & cocktail making.
This sugar was made under low temperature vacuum using geothermal waste heat, saving thousands of trees from being cut for fuel wood whilst producing a hygienic and healthy sugar.
We've Made It Like This
100% Arenga Sugar
Harvesting the precious sap from the Arenga Palm is a manual process and something that has been practised traditionally by the locals for centuries. Twice a day the tapper will climb the Arenga Pinnata to collect the juice, which can range from 15 – 50 litres a day. Each day employees from the factory will drive to the local villages to collect the juice from the farmers. The juice is tested for acidity and sugar content before it is loaded onto the truck. Once at the factory the juice is filtered and cooked in stainless steel pans, It is stirred manually through several stages until soft, brown, caramel infused granules are formed.
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You Should Use It Like This
Store in a cool, dry place.
1:1 replacement for cane sugar.
Cooking: Eastern dishes, sauces, marinades, pickles, glazes & dressings.
Baking: Bread, Cakes, Pastries, Biscuits, Pancakes, Waffles.
Drinks: tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milkshakes, juices, smoothies & cocktails.
Others: On Fruit, cereals.
How Your Purchase Helps
We work hand in hand with local Arenga Palm tappers to provide them with a stable source of income from the forest without harming the forest. As such the tappers are stimulated to conserve the forest because it is their source of income. PT Gunung Hijau Masarang and its sponsors also support the buying of forests with high conservation value around the areas where Masarang works, in order to preserve them for future generations.