Coconut Products

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Other coconut products are a good source of oil, besides pure coconut oil. You can eat the fruit or drink the milk of the coconut. The more coconut oil you can add to your diet the more beneficial it is for your health.

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• 3 1/2 tablespoonsful pure coconut oil

• 7 ounces fresh coconut meat (about half a coconut)

• 2 3/4 dried, shredded coconut

• 10 ounces coconut milk

Coconut Fruit

Coconut either dried or fresh, is a good source of fiber. Fiber is known to be important in proper digestive function. One cup of dried, shredded coconut supplies 9 grams of fiber. This is much more than other fruits and vegetables. One cup of cabbage has 2 grams and one cup of broccoli has 3 grams.

Most of the coconut you will find in the stores have been dried and shredded. The moisture content of the dried coconut is reduced down to 2 1/2 percent rather than 52 percent. Even though it’s dried the nutritional content is just about the same as fresh. The saturated fat is highly resistant to oxidation and spoilage. Shredded coconut will last for many months. However, fresh coconut can spoil in a few days.

Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is another coconut product that’s a source of oil. It’s a man made product made from the flesh of the coconut. It’s made by mixing water with grated coconut, squeezing and extracting the pulp, leaving only the liquid. The fat content is between 17 to 24 percent.

Coconut milk is white like cow’s milk. Canned product is available in many super markets or health food stores. It can be used in place of cow’s milk as a beverage, on hot or cold cereal, or mixed with other beverages such as fruit juice, chocolate milk, or white milk. The milk can also be used to make smoothies or to cook with such as gravy.

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