People from many diverse cultures, languages, religions, and races scattered around the globe have revered the coconut as a valuable source of healthy wholesome food. Wherever the coconut palm grows, the people have learned of its importance in a healthy diet. For thousands of years coconut products have held a respected and valuable place in local folk medicine thus gaining the name 'Tree of Life'.
Some scientists like to refer to the coconut as a water dispersal fruit and seed. Botanically speaking, a coconut is a fibrous one-seeded drupe, also known as a dry drupe. However, when using loose definitions, the coconut can be all three: a fruit, a nut, and a seed. The FDA defines a coconut as a nut though it is not a true nut scientifically speaking. A true nut, such as the acorn, does not open at maturity to release its seeds. A nut can be defined as a one seeded fruit and with that loose definition, a coconut can also be a nut.
Coconut milk has been widely acknowledged as the miracle liquid which may help people to build up and support the immune system effectively. Coconut milk contains vitamins, electrolytes and minerals essential for optimal health.
The vast majority of fats and oils in our diets, whether they are saturated or unsaturated or come from animals or plants, are composed of long-chain fatty acids (LCFA). Coconut milk is unique in that it contains a type of fat called medium-chain triglycerides (MCT), which are oxidized by your body in a different manner than other fats. According to recent scientific consensus, the saturated fats (MCTs) contained in coconuts are metabolized as soon as they are consumed and are not converted into cholesterol or body fat. Medium-chain triglycerides are burned rapidly, and according to research published in the November 2010 edition of "International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, consumption of medium-chain triglycerides can enhance fat and calorie burning, making them beneficial for improving your body composition. In addition half the medium-chain fatty acids in coconut milk are composed of lauric acid, which is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-fungal.
Some possible traditional uses of Coconut Milk Powder may include:
● May Support healthy cholesterol levels
● Improving digestion and absorption of other nutrients including vitamins, minerals, & amino acids
● Keeping skin & blood vessels flexible & elastic
● Boosting energy & endurance
● Aiding in building strong bones
● Helping prevent anemia
● May Support tissue healing & repair
● May Boost immune system
● Supporting the proper functioning of your thyroid gland
● Relaxing muscles & nerves
● May Improve insulin secretion & utilization of blood glucose
● Relieving the symptoms of sore throats & ulcers
● Relieving stress on pancreas & enzyme systems of the body
● Helping Control Weight
● Helping relieve symptoms & reduce health risks associated with diabetes
● Strengthening hair & increasing shine when applied topically
● Killing fungi & yeasts that cause candidiasis, ringworm, athlete's foot, thrush, diaper rash, & other infections
● May Reduce symptoms associated the psoriasis, eczema, & dermatitis
● May Reduce problems associated with malabsorption syndrome & cystic fibrosis
● Decreasing the risk of joint inflammation
● Helping protect against osteoporosis
● Combating bladder & urinary tract infections
● May Reduce symptoms associated with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, & stomach ulcers
● Moisturizing the skin & relieve dry skin & rashes
● May Improve digestion & bowel function
● Helping support healthy blood pressure
● Relieving pain & irritation caused by hemorrhoids
● Helping maintain a strong immune system
● Relieving symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostate enlargement)
● Helping protect against liver problems
● May Combat viruses
● High levels of lauric acid, potassium & choline
● Killing bacteria that cause ulcers, throat infections, urinary tract infections, gum disease & cavities, pneumonia, & gonorrhea, & other diseases
Coconut milk is a dairy-free alternative for those who are lactose intolerant or allergic to casein (sodium caseinate) or animal milk. This vegan drink is also soy-free and gluten-free.
This powder tends to naturally clump, especially below 75 degrees F. If clumping occurs, lay the bag on a flat surface and place a towel over the bag. Then pound on the bag until the clumps break up. The towel will help protect the bag from damage.
To replace a glass of cow's milk mix 1 - 2 tablespoons (6g - 12g) of coconut milk powder with water. Coconut milk powder is also delicious when mixed with juice, yogurt, or added to your favorite smoothie.
To make "light coconut milk" mix 1/2 cup (40g) of coconut milk powder with 1 cup warm water.
To make "coconut cream" mix 1.5 cups (120g) coconut milk powder with 1 cup of warm water.
To increase flavor and nutritional profile combine with our organic banana powder in a smoothie.
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Organic Dehydrated Coconut Milk, .5% Organic Acacia Fiber, 2.5% Organic Tapioca Maltodextrin (Derived from Organic Yuca Root*).
*This product contains a small amount of tapioca, which is a starch made from organically grown non-GMO yuca root (cassava root). This starch acts as a drying agent and is necessary to keep this powder from clumping into hard chunks or one solid brick.
For more information about tapioca starch derived from cassava root (yuca root) click here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassava
Z Natural Foods strives to offer the best raw organic non-GMO products available. Our Coconut Milk Powder passes our strict quality assurance which includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers Coconut Milk Powder packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your Coconut Milk Powder in a cool, dark, dry place.References:
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