I have never tried to use it with yeast, but I think it could work; I would recommend using hot enough water at first to "melt" the cyrstals then once the temp. is lukewarm, add the yeast. Please let me know if it works for you.
By Brandi W on January 8, 2014
I'm not exaactly sure what the difference is, but in 1 Tablespoon the coconut crystals have about 7g of sugar, if memory serves me correctly, whereas the Palm sure is equivalent to sugar (gram wise - 1 tsp = 4g of sugar).
By Vader D on January 25, 2015
I use this in place of sugar where a dry sweetener is needed. It is coconut 'crystals' and does not taste like coconut--just gives a sweet taste. I use the nectar in smoothies more, neither tastes like coconut, but some recipes 'suggest' a dry sweetener is better for consistency in their recipe.
By Chakoteh on January 17, 2014
I am reading from the can, it states, the Crystal are derived from the sap of the tree. The Crystals are very low on the glycemic index. They are full of vitamins, amino acids. The Crystals are so delicious. The only thing I put in my coffee, and top of my
Cereal. Healthy and delicious, better than sugar!
By Donna Kantowicz, mrs on August 31, 2017
I have not tried Trader Joe's Coconut Sugar. I use the Coconut Crystals in oatmeal and also in baking. To me, it tastes more like a very light brown sugar, but not as sweet.
By Juddi on November 18, 2014