HOMEMADE COCONUT MILK POWDER
Coconuts are one of the most versatile foods around. You can use them for anything from making desserts with shredded coconuts to adding coconut milk powder to your coffee; the possibilities are endless.
- Fresh Coconut Meat
- First, you will need to gather fresh coconut meat.
- Grate the coconut meat using a grater and press to extract the juice.
- Lastly, the coconut milk is heated up using a spray drier until completely dry (a quick and efficient drying process).
- Use only a minimal amount of maltodextrin and starch (natural emulsifiers) to prevent dried Coconut Milk Powder from clumping and stabilizing.
Nutrition Facts Of Coconut Milk Powder
Coconut milk is a high-calorie food containing 93% of its calories from fat, including saturated fats (MCTs). Coconut milk is also a good source of several nutrients.
One Tablespoon (240 grams) contains-
- Calories - 559
- Fat - 57 grams
- Protein - 5 grams
- Carbs - 13 grams
- Fiber - 5 grams.
- Vitamin C -11%
- Folate - 10%
- Iron - 22%
- Magnesium - 22%
- Potassium - 18%
- Copper - 32%
- Manganese - 110%
- Selenium - 21 %
Some experts believe that coconut milk powder contains unique proteins which provide many health benefits. However, more research is required before we can make any conclusions.
Storage Tips for Homemade Coconut Milk Powder
Store homemade coconut milk powder in a cool, dry place in an air-tight container in your cupboard for up to one year. Once converted into milk, keep it refrigerated for 5-7 days before throwing it away or freeze it for three months. Opening the jar can last up to three months in the closet or three years when frozen.
Summing Up On Coconut Milk Powder
Coconut Milk Powder has many benefits. It is a product of coconut, a natural fat source, making it healthier than other dairy substitutes. Coconut milk contains no additives or preservatives. It is Vegan-friendly and gluten-free, perfect for people with lactose intolerance. Many vegetarian and non-vegetarian recipes use coconut milk powder as their ingredients without an allergic reaction.
Coconut milk powder has plenty of benefits and uses. Some of its benefits include being cheaper than other types of dairy and non-dairy milk, as well as having a longer shelf life when compared to them. Coconut cream powder recipes are delicious, healthier than dairy or non-dairy milk, and more affordable.
FAQs on Homemade Coconut Milk Powderr Recipe
How do you store coconut milk powder for long-term use?
Transfer the powder to a tightly covered glass or metal container and keep it in the refrigerator.
How is coconut milk powder made?
Coconut milk powder comes from fresh or dried coconut and is an ingredient for thickening curries and soups.
Is coconut milk powder healthier than bottled or canned coconut milk?
Many people use it as a cooking ingredient in healthy soups and dishes. It is because it mixes well with liquids, leaving no traces of lumps. It also increases the consistency and thickness of dishes you use it in.
Can you drink Grace coconut milk?
Grace Coconut Milk is a must-have for many West Indian dishes - from traditional Jamaican rice and peas to make an excellent base for smoothies or being used as an alternative dairy product in sweet and savory dishes.
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