Coconut milk in a can
Coconut milk is a popular dairy alternative that is suitable for vegans and individuals who are lactose intolerant or allergic to cow's milk protein. This white, creamy liquid is widely used in Indian and Asian cuisine to soften sauces or soups, and is also suitable for desserts, cereals and oatmeal.
Coconut milk is characterised by its high energy value, which should be watched especially during a reduction diet, and if necessary reach for a light version. In addition, coconut milk is a good source of fibre, manganese, phosphorus or iron.
Coconut milk milk is often confused with other coconut products:
- Coconut water is the clear liquid inside young green nuts, which is mainly used to refresh. Some of the liquid is converted into pulp with the passage of time;
- coconut milk is a thick white liquid produced by steeping the ground pulp in hot water. During the process, coconut oil is released, which makes the milk very thick;
- coconut cream is a thicker version of coconut milk containing a lower percentage of water. It is a suitable alternative to whipping cream;
- coconut drink is produced as a mixture of coconut fat and other ingredients. It is therefore not a 100% coconut product.