Tots and Moms Coconut sugar is collected in two steps from the sap of the coconut plant. It is young, minimally refined, and comes from the sap of the coconut plant. It contains potassium, magnesium, and sodium and has a low glycemic index, making it a healthy substitute for white sugar. It is considered a raw food and is high in antioxidants since it is made from dehydrated coconut sap. Coconut sugar, when prepared properly, is healthy for the stomach, a good fortifier, protects children, creates immunity, and holds sugar in check. It may be poured over foods or stirred into smoothies, pancakes, instant mixes, and cereals by both children and adults.