If you have not tried this, coconut palm sugar is my new favorite way to sweeten my dishes! Dr Oz calls this stuff the "Best New Sugar Alternative" and I can certainly see why. The taste is certainly sweet, but not overbearing like refined sugars. It's more of a lighter type of sweet.
This sugar is derived from the coconut palm tree and is a bit more nutritious and lower on the GI index scale. It contains a fiber called Inulin which actually slows glucose absorption! Coconut sugar also contains Iron, Zinc, Calcium, & Potassium along with a chain of fatty acids and antioxidants.
However, you do not want to eat much of it because like any other sugar, it tends to be higher in calories.
I purchase this stuff in my local commissary, but you can find this sugar in whole food & fresh markets on a regular basis.