Saturday, June 3, 2017

Nutrient content of coconut milk

Coconut milk refers to the oil-protein-water emulsions obtained by squeezing fresh grated coconut kernel. Its taste, appearance and nutrient content are very different from coconut water.

Coconut milk is rich in fat and protein. Coconut milk contains about 17 to 24 percent fat, depending on how much water is used in processing. Coconut milk fat contains a type of medium-chain fatty acids, which may offer health benefits.
Coconut milk contains around 3.5 percent of protein. Coconut protein, like most oilseed proteins is deficient in lysine, methionine and threonine; the ration of essential amino acids nitrogen (N to total N is lower than in animal proteins.

Coconut milk has a pleasant taste, it contains little sugar. It even has less sugar than dairy milk. Because of its low carbohydrate content (about 2 percent) coconut milk is ideal for low-carb diets.

Powdered coconut milk can contain: fat 60 percent, protein 7 percent and carbohydrate 27 percent.
Nutrient content of coconut milk
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