Coconut sugar (aka gula maleka) isn’t coconut flavored sugar.
Instead, it is natural sugar made from the sweet sap produced by flower
buds on the coconut palm tree. The sap is boiled down into a syrup, then
evaporated until it forms granules.
Coconut sugar is an unrefined sugar and a low-glycemic index sugar.
It is an uneven light to dark brown color and has a texture similar to
brown sugar with large lumps. Coconut sugar’s earthy, nutty, sweet taste
is more mild than that of other palm sugars.