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    is lite coconut milk primaly kosher?

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    I just started using lite coconut milk for my smoothies. It packs a 1/3 of the calories, and 60% less fat. The product is organic, made by "Thai Kitchen," and sold at my local health food coop. The taste is not as good as the original product, but I like the reduced fat/calory aspect.
    Does anybody know by what process such a product becomes "lite?" The ingredient list is identical to the original, so I don't think there are any chemicals involved.
    Is it primaly kosher to use?

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    Its not kosher. Nor is it a good idea to cut back on the fat. The fat is good for you.

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    Get the full fat version and add water... saves you money. Coconut is good for you BECAUSE of the fat though...

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    I buy about equal amounts of regular and light. I use full-fat for my morning coffee where I'm only using about 1/4 cup. If I am using a whole can for something (like hot cocoa, or a dessert,) I opt for the light. Whether I like it or not, calories still count and sometimes I have to sacrifice a little good fat to keep myself on track.

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    light is just regular with extra water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleshetarian View Post
    I just started using lite coconut milk for my smoothies. It packs a 1/3 of the calories, and 60% less fat. The product is organic, made by "Thai Kitchen," and sold at my local health food coop. The taste is not as good as the original product, but I like the reduced fat/calory aspect.
    Does anybody know by what process such a product becomes "lite?" The ingredient list is identical to the original, so I don't think there are any chemicals involved.
    They just add more water. I second DR. Just use the regular and water it down as needed.

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    Its not kosher. Nor is it a good idea to cut back on the fat. The fat is good for you.
    My local chabad rabbi said that all of my coconut milk options were acceptable unless there was something added besides the water, coconut and guar gum. *shrug*



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    Agree w/ the rest--just add your own water to the full fat kind (or pay for the watered down 'light' coconut milk--expensive though!)

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    Thank you all for responding! It makes toatl sense that they simply water it down to make it "lite." I think I can do it myself...

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    I am confused about your meaning when you say kosher. Do you mean it in the slang way? Not trying to be a jerk, just wondering if I read your thread title correctly. lol

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    See, I just don't get that "watered down" thing. Regular coconut milk and "light" coconut milk have the exact same consistency. If I used 1/3 the amount of regular coconut milk in my coffee, it would only make it 1/3 as creamy. The light stuff and the regular stuff, 1/4 cup makes it equally creamy, but the light has less calories.

    Not saying anyone has to do this, but I do it, and I have no problem with that.

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