Arenga Rainforest Sugar
Arenga Rainforest Sugar is a creamy, dark brown sugar with delicious caramel aftertaste. This sugar is produced from pure sugary juice that is tapped from the flower stalk of an Arenga tree through evaporation, cooking, and dehydration. This sugar, till date, is hand crafted and is an artisanal product. Arenga sugar is a diabetic-friendly and healthier alternative sweetener to white cane sugar. Its low glycemic index (GI) is almost half that of white sugar and honey. This ‘superfood’ contains 50 times more minerals than white sugar, three times more potassium than bananas, and vitamin C and B12.
Arenga Rainforest Sugar has been part of Indonesian's staple diet for centuries. It is commonly used in many recipes in the Asian kitchen and is an excellent sweetener to use in hot drinks such as coffee and tea, to bake pastries or to give an exotic touch to your cocktail.
By buying this product you directly contribute to rainforest conservation. In West Kalimantan alone, we can help at least 2340 farmers with a sustainable daily income, straight from their existing forest, from trees that are ready to be cultivated. Only 5 Arenga are sufficient to provide the farmers' family with their basic needs.
The Arenga tree is evergreen and is particularly useful as a source of food during the dry season. It grows very well among larger trees in diverse rainforest ecosystems. The trees thrives in hilly and undulating terrains courtesy its deep roots. This feature also renders watering or fertilizing the trees by humans unnecessary. An advantage of harvesting Arenga trees is the restoration impact on rainforests. Regular harvesting improves growth of the trees, improves forest floors’ecosystem, provides diet for wildlife, maintains forests’biodiversity and is of high conservation value.
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