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  • Coconut cream additives, cans, BPA.

    I drink a lot of coconut cream: about 100mL- 250mL per day, of Blue Dragon's "Coconut Cream UHT". It comes in Tetra Paks. I love it. It is my treat, as I sprinkle vanilla bean powder into it and eat it like a pudding. I can't eat nuts, fruit, or dairy, so it is my only treat, the only thing I eat besides meat, fat, and veggies. I also use it to keep my calories up, since I'm breastfeeding.

    I finally just now got around to looking up the dreaded added ingredients: E466 and E471. From the not necessarily best sources, I found that E466 causes cancer in animals and can ferment in the large intestine causing bloating and gas. I have noticed a return of the gas and bloating, so I'm pegging it on the coconut cream. E471 is a synthetic fat said from the same source that it is broken down just like other fats in our diets... well, not all fats are created equal as we all know! A synthetic fat? No thank you. So, I'm sadly facing the fact that I must stop such a copious consumption of this stuff!

    The other option is skimming the cream from canned coconut milk. There are many brands which do not have additives. However, is there a coconut product that comes from cans not lined with BPA?!

    I guess I will once again try creamed coconut. It is a different kind of coconut cream, though more gritty. Last time I had it, it gave me jitters and gas (too much fibre?!). I'll try it again, though.

    Whoa is me. I could also try eating more avocados, though they are imported from far away, since I am in Finland.... sigh. What to do?

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    Tropical Traditions coconut cream concentrate.

    edit: I swear I'm not a shill for their products. They're just so good...
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    • #3
      Does Thai Kitchen have BPA? I just bought 10 cans.
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      • #4
        I've yet to see canned anything that says BPA free.

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        • #5
          Yes, Thai Kitchen has BPA in it.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Molecular Grokologist View Post
            Yes, Thai Kitchen has BPA in it.
            Does it leach into the milk?
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            • #7
              Presumably. It's a fat-soluble compound and the whole can is heat-treated during the sealing process.
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              • #8
                What a bitch.
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                • #9
                  Tell me about it. I don't eat very much canned food at all, and my canned fish are BPA free, but my coconut milk and crushed tomatoes are from BPA-lined cans still. I don't suppose anybody has a brand recommendation, do they?
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Molecular Grokologist View Post
                    Tell me about it. I don't eat very much canned food at all, and my canned fish are BPA free, but my coconut milk and crushed tomatoes are from BPA-lined cans still. I don't suppose anybody has a brand recommendation, do they?
                    Native Forest Coconut is supposedly BPA free, I just found. Roughly 2$/can on Amazon. Gonna buy this once I finish with all those Thai Kitchen cans.

                    http://www.amazon.com/Native-Forest-...7757252&sr=8-2
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                    • #11
                      I bought Native Forest recently after learning it doesn't have BPA but it doesn't say on the can that it is BPA-free.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by maba View Post
                        I bought Native Forest recently after learning it doesn't have BPA but it doesn't say on the can that it is BPA-free.
                        I think it tastes the best too.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Mike Alzen View Post
                          I think it tastes the best too.
                          I totally agree.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by maba View Post
                            I totally agree.
                            Great to know!
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                            • #15
                              Any good brands for tomatoes? I know that the acidity is an issue for liners.
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