Coconut Milk contains 17% Coconut Fat and Coconut Cream Contains 23-24% Coconut Fat. Coconut flesh is highly nutritious and rich in fibre, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous.
The coconut milk supplied by ESL is packed in 20 kg aseptic bags and is therefore sterile. However, once opened it must be consumed immediately.
Coconuts contain significant amounts of fat, but unlike other nuts, they provide fat that is mostly in the form of medium chain saturated fatty acids (MCFAs) in particular, one called lauric acid. Lauric acid is converted in the body into a highly beneficial compound called monolaurin, an antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial that destroys a wide variety of disease causing organisms. It is therefore thought that consumption of coconut milk and other coconut derived foods may help protect the body from infections and viruses.
MCFAs are rapidly metabolised into energy in the liver. It is thought that unlike other saturated fats, MCFAs are used up more quickly by the body and are less likely to be stored as fat. Research is mixed but recent studies are suggesting that the fats from coconut may not have such a detrimental effect on blood lipids and cardiovascular health as once thought.
Source bbc goodfood.com: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/ingredient-focus-coconut-milk
The thinner coconut milk (17%) is used for sauces and drinks and the thicker coconut cream (23- 24%) is used for cooking and also for desserts.
Our products have no additives, are gluten free and suitable for vegans and vegetarians.