Nutiva USDA Certified Organic, non-GMO, Unrefined, Granulated Coconut Sugar brings a subtle sweetness - similar to brown sugar with a hint of caramel - to your kitchen and is the perfect alternative to cane sugar, corn syrup, and artificial sweeteners. Unlike other sweeteners on the market, Nutiva Coconut Sugar is never processed using dangerous chemicals. Instead, Nutiva USDA Certified Organic, non-GMO, Unrefined Granulated Coconut Sugar starts with collecting the fresh sap from sustainably grown coconut trees. This raw sap is gently heated so that the excess moisture evaporates away, leaving behind an unrefined and unprocessed granular sugar considered by some to be healthier than refined and chemical sweetener options. Nutiva Coconut Sugar contains potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron, and B vitamins. It is also reported to have a lower glycemic index than other sweeteners on the market, and is often considered to be a healthful addition to vegetarian, vegan, whole food, paleo, ketogenic, and gluten-free diets. Nutiva was founded in 1999 with a single purpose in mind - to Revolutionize the Way the World Eats. Our role is to produce and promote organic, nutrient dense superfoods that are good for you and good for the planet. Social and environmental responsibility is a core part of Nutiva’s culture and business. From sourcing organic products, to obtaining fair trade certification, to greening our facilities and operations, to funding tree planting at schools in our local community, we are constantly seeking ways to better protect our environment and ensure a better quality of life for employees, customers, and the communities we serve.