Coconut milk is a wonderful substance which is made by grating the white flesh of a coconut, soaking it in warm water and then squeezing through a cheesecloth. It is a nutritious and delicious ,with slightly sweet taste creamy milk .
It is a Dairy free milk
Coconut milk is a wonderful and healthy alternative to cow's milk .It is lactose and casein free, which makes it particularly beneficial to those who are intolerant to cow's milk and are looking for a healthier alternative!
You can substitute the cow's milk in every drink and food recipe with coconut milk to make it. Moreover it adds a miraculous health benefit to it .
Coconut milk vs Coconut water
Usually people get confused between coconut milk and coconut water.They are completely different. While coconut water, the amazing sport drink,is found naturally and ready to drink inside the coconut fruit ,clear and a light fluid coconut milk is extracted from the coconut meat as thick white liquid .
Coconut milk composed of 50% fat, most of it is the immune booster medium chain triglyceride,but coconut water is 95%water and very rich in minerals especially calcium and potassium.
Dairy milk vs coconut milk
You will get efficient dose of iron, selenium, magnesium, phosphorus ,niacin and zinc from coconut milk which you cant get it from dairy milk .
From dairy milk you will get more vitamin A and D and calcium,but you will not get the copper, manganese and vitamin C, that coconut milk considered as a very good source of them.
Coconut milk tonic
To have all the benefits of coconut milk with the same calories and minerals in a whole dairy milk, I pic this recipe for you .It is from Dr. Mary Enig and Sally Fallon book "Eat Fat Lose Fat "
this recipe will serve 4 cups ,213 calories per cup;
12 ounces of coconut milk,(one can of coconut milk),or your homemade one.
one and 3/4 cup of water
2 tablespoons of maple syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon dolomite powder (source of calcium)
Mix all the ingredients together in a medium-low heat,and heat until warm and dolomite is dissolved .
It is your substitute for the cow's milk if you are allergic to it.
Healthiest types of Fat
Calories in a cup of coconut milk is much higher than in a cup of dairy milk ,due to the high nutritional fat level it contains, I mean in the whole coconut milk not in the light one from which coconut cream has been separated.
The types of fat in the coconut milk add more health benefits to the cup of coconut milk .It is mostly medium chain triglyceride that is unique in its properties that make it easy for the body to digit it and metabolise it.The body rarely store MCFA it in the adipose tissue ,the body usually burn it for energy. Consuming coconut milk will add a nutritional values to your food and will improve your health significantly .