Is Coconut Milk Good For You?
Whether you use it to top up your coffees or to give your curries a creamy and aromatic twist, you may be wondering how good for you coconut milk really is. Read on for the full lowdown.
About coconut milk
Coconut milk is made in the same process as many other vegan plant milk are made. While coconut water is naturally found inside the coconut, coconut milk has to be manually extracted, and this is done by soaking the coconut in hot water and then pressing the pulp, releasing the milk.
Is coconut milk good for you?
Coconut milk has a number of nutritional benefits, including:
- High levels of vitamin C. E and B vitamins
- Good source of iron, selenium, sodium, calcium and magnesium
Coconut milk is recommended by the British Heart foundation to only be consumed between 2-3 times a week at most as it is somewhat high in saturated fats. Because of this, there is often dispute about how ‘healthy’ coconut milk is, and the opinion can change often — but like many things, it is perfectly healthy in moderation when incorporated into a balanced diet.
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by Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.