Coconut Milk
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We have all seen the castaways stranded on a desert island in a movie crack into a coconut for some life sustaining moisture! Most of us wrongly assume they're knocking back the coconut, to drink Coconut Milk. The liquid sloshing around the interior of a coconut is actually the endosperm and is called Coconut Water. The endosperm is fat free and very thin and runny just like water. Coconut Milk on the other hand, has a texture and consistency approaching milk. A heavier mixture of Coconut to water yields Coconut Cream. Coconut Milk and coconut cream can pretty much be used interchangeably in recipes, except that the consistency will vary slightly.

Coconut Milk is made by pureeing a mixture of Coconut flesh and water before straining, to remove/reduce some of the Fat. A second straining will yield an even lower fat content.

Nutritional Value USDA
COCONUT MILK,RAW (LIQ EXPRESSED FROM GRATED MEAT&H2O)
Amount Per 100g
Calories 230
%Daily Value*
 
35%
Total Fat 23g
16%
Saturated Fat 21g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 15mg
5%
Potassium 263mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate 5g
8%
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Protein 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Gluten Free

Yes

Low Fat

No

Low Calorie

No