Anyone looking for a health-friendly sweetener should investigate unrefined organic coconut sugar as an option. This product, marketed by the organic food company Nutiva, is made from dried coconut tree sap and collected from cut coconut tree flower buds. As the sap dries, it crystallizes naturally into a sweet, granular sugar substitute that lightly tastes like caramel. If you are using organic ingredients in the kitchen, coconut sugar may serve as a great replacement for white sugar, especially since coconut sugar has one of the lowest glycemic indexes of any sweetener available. Unlike typical sugar and some other sugar substitutes, coconut sugar is highly nutritious, containing significant levels of potassium, iron, zinc, and magnesium. It is also rich in B vitamins, which are critical for mental sharpness and the health of the nervous system. Certified organic by the USDA, this product would go as well in coffee or tea as in bread or brownies. The resealable package is ideal for a long term use.