What is coconut milk?
Despite its name, the coconut is actually a fruit and belongs to the palm family. The white flesh of the coconut is used to make coconut milk and it makes a good milk alternative for anyone that has a lactose intolerance to regular dairy milk.
How is coconut milk made?
Coconut milk is made in a similar way to other plant-based milk alternatives. The white coconut flesh is grated and soaked in hot water. Coconut cream with then rise to the top and will be skimmed off to make coconut cream.
The remaining coconut liquid is then finely strained to extract the coconut milk. Producers make thicker coconut milk for use in desserts and sauces from the first pressings and the thinner milk goes to make pouring milk that can be used in place of dairy milk.
Is it coconut milk good for you?
Coconut milk retains a lot of the nutrient-dense elements of the coconut flesh, namely fibre, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6, as well as minerals including iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous.
Coconut milk is also lactose-free so is a good choice for people who are sensitive to dairy or with lactose intolerance.
What does coconut milk taste like?
Coconut milk is rich, smooth and creamy with a light taste of coconut that isn’t overpowering. It makes a very refreshing drink when drank cold from the fridge.
Can I use coconut milk in place of regular milk?
Yes, you can use coconut milk in place of real dairy milk. It is heat stable and can be used in a wide range of drinks and cooking recipes. You can pour it like regular milk so it is fine poured over your breakfast cereal or added to your tea or coffee.
How healthy is coconut milk?
Coconut milk is packed with lots of essential nutrients and is a great source of calcium & vitamins. B12 and D. Coconut flesh is highly nutritious and a lot of the goodness makes it through into the coconut milk, including fibre, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous.
Coconut milk is lactose-free so can be used as a milk substitute by those with lactose intolerance.
Is coconut milk good for weight loss?
100 ml of Alpro coconut milk only contains 2.7g of carbohydrates, of which only 1.9g comes from sugar, so it is a good choice for those wanting to reduce their sugar consumption to lose weight. It is suitable for those on a low carbohydrate or keto diet.
Is there any sugar in coconut milk?
There are naturally occurring sugars found in coconut milk. This means that commercial coconut milk producers can choose not to add extra sugar because of the natural sweetness found in the milk. Most producers don’t add any extra sugar.
Alpro Fresh Coconut Milk only contains 1.9g of sugar per 100 ml.
How many calories are in sweetened coconut milk?
20 calories per 100 ml Alpro Fresh coconut milk
What is the difference between Coconut Milk and Dairy Milk
Coconut milk is made from the liquid extracted from blending the grated coconut flesh with filtered water. Dairy milk is natural milk produced by dairy cows.
What are the benefits of drinking Coconut milk?
Aside from being a great source of essential vitamins and minerals, coconut milk contains significant amounts of healthy fat in the form of medium-chain saturated fatty acids (MCFAs) in particular, one called lauric acid, which is converted into a compound called monolaurin.
This is very beneficial to our health as an antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial that destroys a wide variety of disease-causing organisms and helps to protect us from viruses and infections.
What are the nutritional values for Coconut Milk?
This is a nutritional breakdown for Alpro Fresh Coconut Milk:
Typical Values per 100 ml. Energy 85 kJ / 20 kcal, Fat 0.9g of which Saturates 0.9g, Carbohydrate 2.7g of which Sugars 1.9g, Fibre 0.0g, Protein 0.1g, Salt 0.13g
Vitamins: D 0.75 µg*, B12 0.38µg*
Minerals: Calcium 120 mg* = 15% of the nutrient reference values
Is Coconut Milk Lactose-Free?
Yes, coconut milk is a lactose-free dairy milk alternative. It is suitable for those with lactose intolerance, which is the inability to digest the milk sugar (lactose) found in dairy milk.
Swapping coconut milk for regular milk may be beneficial for anyone suffering from lactose intolerance.
Is Coconut Milk Dairy-Free?
Coconut milk is made from grating and heating coconut flesh with filtered water. It is lactose-free and contains no animal or dairy products and is rich in protein, calcium, iodine & vitamin B2, B12, and D.
Is Coconut Milk Gluten-Free?
Coconut milk is a gluten-free milk alternative and is suitable for anyone with gluten intolerance.
Is Coconut Milk suitable for vegetarians?
Coconut milk is a plant-based milk alternative suitable for both vegans and vegetarians that want to avoid consuming animal products. Coconut milk is dairy-free and contains no animal ingredients whatsoever.
Is Coconut Milk suitable for vegans?
Yes, coconut milk is a plant-based milk alternative that is suitable for vegans. It contains no dairy or animal ingredients.