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    Do all of you buy the canned stuff? I would rather not buy it in a can, rather a carton or something. Also, do i need to worry about buying organic coconut milk? Out diet is probably 85% organic right now.

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    I would always go for organic when possible. Why do you prefer a carton? I read that those cartons may have nasty stuff in them no different from those plastic milk cartons. Cans are recyclable.

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    • #3
      I've only seen it in cans, other than the cartons of watered-down stuff that's meant for drinking straight - but like Classic said, those are plastic-coated so probably no better (assuming that's your concern). I've definitely never seen it in a glass container.

      You could make your own! There are really detailed instructions here. According to them, one coconut makes 2-3 cups of coconut milk, and it lasts 5-7 days refrigerated.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by mayness View Post
        You could make your own! There are really detailed instructions here. According to them, one coconut makes 2-3 cups of coconut milk, and it lasts 5-7 days refrigerated.
        Best advice usually! I think whenever possible, we should make our own food.

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        • #5
          I agree. It brings you closer to what you eat and guarantees you know what the ingredients are. I also have always advocated for meat eaters to have the experience of butchering an animal they will eat so they can understand the process and circle of life.

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          • #6
            Oh great, I was about to make a thread about coconut milk.

            I just put some in a skillet, warmed it slightly, and doused my salad in it. And it tastes good! Better than using canola oil...and I can finally say farewell to using olive oil on my salads...euch. Good show.....i think

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            • #7
              I've been using the stuff in a carton because it's re-closable. I pretty much just use it for coffee though. Once you open a can you gotta fiddle with it- I have 4 kids and a dissertation to write, so I'll use the convenient healthy foods when I can!

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              • #8
                You can get organic for a good price on amazon if you sign up for automatic delivery. We have a case delivered every month, and you can delay it whenever if you're not done yet. I don't remember what it works out to, but it was cheaper than non-organic at sprouts. I've only ever seen it in cans unfortunately.

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                • #9
                  those non refrigerated cartons are lined w aluminum. you're better off w a can.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jem51 View Post
                    those non refrigerated cartons are lined w aluminum. you're better off w a can.
                    Not that I disagree, but isn't an aluminum can "lined with aluminum" as well?

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                    • #11
                      i still say make a bunch and store it in your own glass container.

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                      • #12
                        I agree that buying a coconut and making your own milk would be best. I have glass lock containers that will hold a large can and is perfectly sealed in the fridge. I have not made my own, but now I am interested in trying.

                        I have also used a glass jar which makes it easy to pour.

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                        • #13
                          Thanks i will have to try making some.

                          I want to avoid cans just because most of BPA. But it doesn't sound like Cartons are much better.
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                          • #14
                            I get the refrigerated carton - looks like an OJ carton...

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                            • #15
                              Is coconut milk in the can supposed to be a big glob of white gunk with water underneath? I stirred it up but, it returns to that state in the refrigerator.

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