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  • Model: 2277
  • Manufactured by: Banaban

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Coconut Syrup by Banaban

BANABAN ORGANIC COCONUT NECTAR SYRUP called Ka maimai by the Banaban people, has been a traditional sweetener and drink syrup  for centuries. It is processed naturally from the freshly harvested sap from the coconut tree. This nutritious golden syrup is an excellent healthy substitute for sugar with a low glycemic index (GI) of 35.

Banaban Gourmet Organic* Coconut Syrup - called Ka maimai by the Banabans people. It is a 100% totally natural sweetener made of pure and fresh coconut sap. The Banaban people have used Ka maimai to make a sweet drink and to enhance their food. It is an essential part of their traditional diet.

Banaban Gourmet Organic* Coconut Syruphas a lovely rich and sweet taste with a distinct coconut fruity flavour. It is richer in nutrients and has a lower Glycemic index (GI) of 35 than honey or other types of syrup including maple syrup.

What is Ka maimai and where does it come from?

The Banabans gather the sap from the new fonts at the top of the coconut tree. This is a traditional skill known as 'koro karewa'  (or gathering coconut toddy) which has been passed down to the men over the centuries. This sweet sap is extracted and boiled turning it into a lovely thick golden sweet syrup.

This syrup is called 'ka maimai'  and is used as a natural sweetener or mixed with water to make a lovely sweet drink. While we in the western world have developed a taste for sugary sweet soft drinks, in the island’s 'ka maimai' is nature’s own soft drink.

If the fresh sap from the spats is not boiled within 24 hours the liquid will quickly ferment or sour into what is referred to as ‘coconut toddy’ or 'sour toddy'  which is the island's local alcoholic beverage like beer.

The sucrose concentration in fresh coconut sap is about 12% (ave) by weight, although this varies from tree to tree, tree variety, and may range from 10% to over 14%.

Keep refrigerated when opened.

Nutritional attributes

Serving per 100 ml

Energy (KJ) : 1240

Carbohydrate(g) : 32.0

Protein (g): 1.6

Total Fat (g): 2.8

Sugar (g): 32.0

Sodium (mg) 390.0

Ingredients: 100% pure evaporated organic coconut nectar (Ka maimai)

No Commercial Coconut Syrup is currently produced in Fiji at the moment. This is a product of Sri Lanka

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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 01 March, 2014.