Palm sugar, also known as coconut palm sugar, is a sweetener derived from the sap of the coconut palm tree. It is a natural alternative to traditional refined sugar and is often considered a healthier option due to its lower glycemic index. The sap is collected by tapping the tree, then it is boiled and reduced to a thick syrup, which is then cooled and solidified to form the final product. It has a unique taste, which is described as a combination of caramel and butterscotch. It is used in cooking and baking and can be used as a substitute for regular sugar. It is also used as a sweetener in traditional medicine and is believed to have medicinal properties.