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Old 01-23-2008, 01:52 PM   #4
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I'm not sure but I believe the palm sugar I use is brown because the substance under the bark has been treated with heat.

However, my sugar is described as "coconut palm sugar" which I believe they might be using this terminology to establish that these were trees that produce coconuts - but not that the sugar comes from the actual coconut fruit. I may be wrong but these are some of the conclusions / assumptions I've come up with.

The container box for the palm sugar I have describes a process of treating the bark with heat to extract the sugar (and then the rest is marketing garb about the rich euphoric final product as a result of the unique process).

Might the contents be white prior to heat being applied or extracted without the use of heat?
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