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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Perth, Australia

    Does coconut milk/cream contain electrolytes?

    I've recently started Bikram yoga and sweat a LOT in class. We are advised by the teachers to rehydrate and replace minerals lost by adding salt to food and drinking a commercial electrolyte replacement drink or coconut water. I've been buying young coconuts and enjoying eating/drinking those but alas my local store has run out.

    I have been wondering, if coconut water is so great for electrolytes, is it the same for coconut milk and coconut cream from a can?? do these have coconut water in them or is it just an emulsion of coconut meat and (plain) water?

  2. #2
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    Jan 2012
    Suwanee, GA
    Both contain potassium, but a cup of coconut water is a little higher and much lower in calories FWIW.

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