Coconut Milk Powder - Organic (5 lbs)

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Our 100% Certified Organic Coconut Milk Powder is a delicious alternative for those who are lactose sensitive, allergic to casein (sodium caseinate) or allergic to animal milk. This plant based drink is also soy-free and gluten-free. 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.

In the past, coconut was believed to be unhealthy due to it's high saturated fat content. However, it has now been proven that fat contained in coconut is unlike any other fat on Earth and has high nutritional value. So, why is coconut fat different? Coconut has a unique fat molecule; this is what makes its fat different from most fats we consume.

The Coconut Research Center explains, "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). Some 98 to 100% of all the fatty acids you consume are LCFA." Coconut is known to have MCFA or medium-chain fatty acids, also referred to as MCT or medium-chain triglycerides. MCFA are metabolized by the human body differently because of their size; unlike the saturated and unsaturated fats in vegetable oils, eggs, milk and meats, which contain LCFA, coconut is a rare dietary source of MCFA and therefore highly beneficial to the body and overall health. Only recently has modern medical science unlocked the secrets to coconut's amazing healing powers.

The presence of lauric acid in coconut is another reason it is known for having super nutritional value. Lauric acid is a fatty acid found in human breast milk. The article, “How a PR Campaign Led to Unhealthy Diets” by Beatrice Trum Hunter, published in the August 2003 issue of Consumer's Research, volume 86 no. 8, states "Researchers demonstrated that coconut fat may reduce the risk of degenerative conditions. It may help prevent bacterial, viral, and fungal infections, as a result of its antimicrobial component, lauric acid, which is found solely in coconut fat and in breast milk."

Our Organic Coconut Milk is a wonderful treat and chock full of goodness. We dry our coconut at a low temperature to preserve all the naturally occurring enzymes, nutrients and flavor. It is unsweetened, unadulterated and preservative free. Plus, it’s delicious.

Some possible traditional uses of Organic Coconut Milk Powder may include:

● May support healthy digestion
● May support a healthy immune system response
● Supporting healthy energy & endurance levels
● Providing you with an immediate energy source
● Supporting the body's ability to healing & repair tissue
● Supporting healthy thyroid gland function
● Supports healthy secretion & utilization of blood glucose
● Relieving stress on pancreas & enzyme systems of the body
● Reducing problems associated with malabsorption syndrome & cystic fibrosis
● May support the development of strong bones & teeth
● Helping protect against osteoporosis
● May support a healthy gallbladder disease
● Supports bowel health
● May support a healthy inflammation response
● May support a healthy immune system response
● May support healthy lipid levels
● Helping prevent periodontal disease & tooth decay
● Functioning as a protective antioxidant
● May support a healthy aging response
● Improving utilization of essential fatty acids & protects them from oxidation
● May support a healthy liver
● Lower in calories than all other fats
● May support skin health
● Supporting the natural chemical balance of the skin
● Providing protection from damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation from the sun
● Helping control dandruff
● No harmful or discomforting side effects
● Completely non-toxic to humans


Constituents of Coconut Milk include:

● Fatty Acid Content: Lauric Acid, Myristic Acid, Caprylic Acid, Capric Acid, Palmitic Acid, Oleic Acid, Palmitoleic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Stearic Acid
● Phospholipids: Phosphatidylcholine, Phosphatidylethanolamine, Phosphatidylinositol, Phosphatidylserine, Lysophosphatidylcholine, Lysophosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidic acid
● Tocopherols
● Sterols: B-Sitosterol, Stigmasterol, Avensterol Campesterol, Stigmasterol Brassicasterol
● Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc
● Vitamins: Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B-6, Folate, Vitamin E (Alpha), Vitamin K
● Amino Acids: Tryptophan, Threonine, Isoleucine, Leucine,. Lysine, Methionine, Cystine, Phenylalanine, Tyrosine, Valine, Arginine, Histidine, Alanine, Aspartic Acid, Glutamic Acid, Proline, Serine

For additional constituent information, visit: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/duke/farmacy2.pl

http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/3695

This product is 100% natural and minimally processed. Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch. Due to its nature, this powder tends to clump. 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.

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.

Suggested Use: 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.

Mixing suggestions: To increase flavor and nutritional profile combine with our organic banana flakes in a smoothie.

Allergy Warning: Contains tree nuts (coconut).

Botanical Source: Cocos nucifera

Other Names: Coconut palm, iru, Niu, niyog, Nizok, Coco, Santam, Gata, Coconut Cream.

Ingredients: 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 organic tapioca, which is a starch made from 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.

Origin: Grown and dried in Vietnam. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.

Certifications: USDA Certified Organic

Z Natural Foods strives to offer the best raw organic non-GMO products available. Our Organic Coconut Milk Powder is Certified Organic and passes our strict quality assurance which includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers Organic 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 Organic Coconut Milk Powder in a cool, dark, dry place.

References:

1. Natural Standard Monograph; Palm Oil; Christopher Chan; 2011

2. "The Journal of Nutrition"; Consumption of a Solid Fat Rich in Lauric Acid Results in a More Favorable Serum Lipid Profile in Healthy Men and Women than Consumption of a Solid Fat Rich in Trans-fatty Acids; Nicole M. deRoos; February 2001

3. European Food Safety Authority Journal; "Scientific Opinion on the Safety of Sucrose Esters of Fatty Acids..."; 2010

4. The AOCS Lipid Library; Commodity Oils and Fats - Palmkernel and Coconut Oils; February 2011

5. "Harvard Health Letter"; Ask the Doctor: I Have Started Noticing More Coconut Oil at the Grocery Store...; Walter Willett; May 2011

6. Beccari, O. The origin and dispersal of cocos nucifera. The Philippine journal of science, C. Botany, v.7, Jan. 1917: 27- 43. http://cocos.arecaceae.com/beccari.pdf

7. Davidson, Alan. Coconut in Penguin companion to food. New York, Penguin Reference, c2002. p. 239-241.

8. Duke, James A. Cocos nucifera L. in Handbook of nuts. Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press, c2001. p. 100-109.

9. Hill, Arthur W. The original home and mode of dispersal of the coconut. Nature, v. 124, July 27, 1929: 133-134, 151-153.

10. Macbean, Valerie. Coconut cookery: a practical cookbook encompassing innovative uses of the tropical drupe Cocus nucifera, accompanied by assorted information and anecdotes ranging from hard data to the frankly frivolous. Berkeley, Frog Ltd., North Atlantic Books, c2001. 198 p.

11. Modern coconut management: palm cultivation and products. Edited by J. G. Ohler. London, Intermediate Technology Publications, 1999. 458 p.

12. Rosengarten, Frederic Jr. Coconuts in The book of edible nuts. Mineola, NY, Dover Publications, 2004. p. 65-93.

13. Woodroof, Jasper Guy. Coconuts: production, processing, products. Westport, CT, AVI Publishing Co., 1970. 241 p.


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