Have You Tried: Coconut Milk?

by in Have You Tried, October 21, 2012

coconut milk
Amazing texture, flavor and creaminess with no dairy in sight. Get to know this treasure that comes in a can.

What is Coconut Milk?
Coconut milk is made from the pulverized flesh of coconut, blended with water. Shoppers can most commonly find it in the Asian,  Indian or international section of the grocery store, packaged in 13.5 ounce cans.

Healthy Attributes
Coconut is naturally high in fat, with an overwhelming majority (91%) coming from saturated fat, so keeping portions modest is a good idea. The good news is that, unlike many other foods that are high in saturated fat, coconut contains no cholesterol. It’s also filled with important minerals like iron, potassium, magnesium, copper and manganese.

With high fat comes high calories; one third of a cup contains 120 calories and more than 10 grams of fat. A smartest choice is opting for light coconut milk – you’ll cut the fat and calories by 50 to 60%.

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Tell Us: Have you tried coconut milk?

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  3. Missquotable says:

    You can also now find blended almond and coconut milk in the soy milk section of the supermarket.

  4. kiarajeckson says:

    Coconut milk is quite in demand in the Asian region. Many people use it as their daily food items. Most of the people order this also from different online delivery restaurants

  5. Kelly says:

    I bought it once and I remember thinking it had a weird taste. Not exactly bad, but not exactly coconutty, and not great with cereal.

  6. mindy says:

    Your article isn't exactly selling it!

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  8. Tracie says:

    Our family always has an extra can of versatile coconut milk on hand. My favorite chicken soup is Jean- Georges Vongerichten Chicken Soup with Coconut Milk and Lemongrass. We also use it in our thai peanut sauce and our very favorite Lemongrass, ginger, coconut sorbet.

    Also if you're watching calories, don't shake up the can, put it in the fridge over night, remove the top to the can and lift out the fat leaving the delicious milk in the bottom.

  9. Norene says:

    Since I can no longer drink cow's milk, Coconut, Rice, & Almond milk are my favorite milks to drink,
    wether in cereal, or in a glass. I love anything Coconut, so that is my favorite one.
    I buy all of those Unsweetened. Going to try making Rice Pudding with it.

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