Coconut Milk

Coconut Milk

Let's have this convo now. 

 

Not every coconut milk is the same and you should know the difference now. 

 

First off. 

 

Coconuts are one of the best sources of lauric acid — 50 percent of the fat in coconuts is lauric acid, which has antibacterial and antiviral activities. According to many studies, lauric acid is a protective type of fatty acid linked with improved cholesterol levels and heart health.

 

There is coconut milk that comes in a can is a lot thicker than the regular coconut milk that you may be used too. It is often used in Thai cooking and great for steel cut oatmeal, puddings and sauces. 

Coconut milk that comes in a carton is usually a bit more watery in consistency but also great for cooking and smoothies. Real carton coconut milk should not have to be refrigerated. 

Coconut powder is made of from the shavings of dried coconuts and mixed in with other additives. Not really my type of hype but it is an east and affordable substitute for canned or boxed. 

Coconut Cream is made from coconut meat with no additives and great for desserts or whipping. Its extra rich so be careful with your portions. 

I usually prep my coconut milk with nutmeg and cinnamon before pouring into overnight oats or other dishes. This also allows me to find ways to use the entire can and not waste a drop. 

Eat Smart. 

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