Finding your purpose in paradise? How this man did.
Escaping the 9-5 and moving to Bali in 2011, A young father was visited by his mother, noticed she had swollen ankles, and after further investigation found out she was pre-diabetic, which he knew could be a life threatening situation if not put under control quickly.
My mum really liked her sweet treats but needed a better alternative, which was hard to find in Bali. It was also important to us that she improved her diet to include more natural foods with minimal processing.
She was loving the caramel flavor of the natural coconut sap, that strangely does not taste like coconut. Her favorite way to use Coconut Syrup is spoonful in a hot cup of Earl Grey Tea, with milk and drizzling on top of plain yoghurt, a versatile sweetener that mixes easily in hot and cold drinks.
A really exciting discovery was that, unlike white sugar or honey, coconut syrup also contains other vitamins and minerals, essential Glyconutrients, including Inulin, 17 different Amino Acids, 13 Vitamins including Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6 and C, high mineral content and high macro & micro nutrients.
We started testing it with some other recipes and realized that not only is it great for baking but as it is made from the coconut palm flower it can be used in sauces, drinks and anywhere you might add sugar or honey, flapjacks, pancakes, oatmeal, yoghurt or everyday tea and coffee sweetener.
Shortly after friends and family started asking about it, which led me to create Bali Nutra, even Jamie Oliver used it in cocktail and desserts at his London restaurant. This success has allowed us to expand into a further 8 natural food products that are really easy to use. This was the start of his life’s journey known as Bali Nutra.
“I started Bali Nutra to respond to my mother’s prediabetic condition at that time, when she needed a healthier than regular sugar sweetener and this was difficult to find in Bali,” shared Mario Vogel, founder of Bali Nutra,” Providing quality and natural foods with minimal processing and no preservatives or artificial flavors, Health and Longevity are the cornerstones of Bali Nutra.”
Bali Nutra, a coconut farming and processing company based in Klungkung Bali offers sustainable premium export quality organic coconut products that are healthy and have a natural delicious taste.
Bali Nutra’s signature natural sweetener, the Organic Coconut Syrup or coconut nectar, has a Low Glycemic Index (Low Gi) of ± 35, which is considered acceptable for diabetics. It also contains 5 essential Glyconutrients, including Inulin, 17 different Amino Acids, 13 Vitamins including Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6 and C, high mineral content and high macro & micro nutrients.
This vegan coconut syrup is excellent for baking as well as for making homemade sweet sauces. Made from the coconut palm flower, it is a plant-based sweetener that is healthier than refined white sugar as it contains some minerals like iron and zinc, as well as inulin—a fiber that will slow digestion and prevent blood sugar spikes.
BALI NUTRA Organic Coconut Syrup is a diabetic friendly sweetener sugar substitute. It is recommended for people looking to prevent certain health conditions, balance blood sugar levels, looking to reduce added sugars in their eating routine, looking to lose weight, or just generally being healthier in day-to-day life.
BALI NUTRA Organic Coconut Syrup has received many Awards among them the Great Taste Award in 2016 and 2017, used as cocktail and dessert ingredients in Jamie Oliver’s London Restaurant in 2017 and the recent Gold Star ‘Superior Taste Award’ 2022, certified by International Taste Institute’s jury of the world’s best Chefs & Sommeliers.
Bali Nutra currently has nine products out in the market, which are positioned as healthier alternatives to refined sugar and honey. They are also free from preservatives and mainly use natural ingredients.
The products are:
Organic Coconut Syrup (Premium), Organic Coconut Oil (VCO), Organic Coconut Butter, Coconut Almond Butter, Coconut Cashew butter, Coconut Peanut butter, Coconut milk powder, Organic coconut Sugar, and Organic coconut Jam.
These products are available for purchase through our website www.balinutra.com/shop.
For online orders via Bali Direct, Tokopedia, Shopee, and Singapore Lazada.
Also available at supermarkets in Bali, such as Frestive, Bintang, Grand Lucky, Alive Wholefood, Bali Buda and more. In Jakarta, at Bali Direct store in Astha Mall in District 8.
Their farms in Klungkung Bali use the best techniques to increase the quality over quantity of their yield, and integrated the farming processing to deliver their promise of soil-to-shelf products. Their best practices have trickled down to neighboring farms and have helped make coconut farming a sustainable livelihood.