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    Coconut milk - why didnt anyone tell me!

    I finallydecided to open the can of coconut milk I bought when going primal 2.5 months ago...OMG that stuff is delicious...should be illegal lol

    So is it ok to have say 1/2c after dinner as a dessert? My brand has guar gum in it...is that bad? R there any us brands without additives?

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    Personally, I'd be more concerned about the BPA lined cans, if that's what you are using. Ideally, you want coconut milk that only contains coconut and water.
    Aroy-D is available in paper cartons.

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    Aroy-D is what paleobird recommended, and I've purchased several cartons since.
    Last edited by diene; 05-30-2013 at 09:05 AM. Reason: cans --> cartons

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    My next step is to try and make my own. Some friends held a demonstration recently about making your own, it was (or at least looked) surprisingly easy. All you need is a coconut, a blender, and either cheesecloth or a nut-milk bag. From one $2-3 coconut they got more than a blender full of coconut milk!

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    I just checked amazon for aroy...I'm assuming I want the coconut cream not coconut milk right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aprimalmomma View Post
    I just checked amazon for aroy...I'm assuming I want the coconut cream not coconut milk right?
    They are the same thing except for the water content. It is cheaper and easier to store if you buy the cream. You can always dilute it later if you want.

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    definitely want coconut cream, it's just that some cans/containers say coconut milk...but generally coconut milk is more liquid like a milk substitute.

    i wouldn't worry about guar gum, Mark had a post on that.
    The Wonderful World of Coconut Products | Mark's Daily Apple

    the only thing to be careful of is that your tummy might initially react to the guar gum if you're consuming a large amount too suddenly. but just go with and test it out. if you can make it great! but from what i've seen almost all commercial varieties have guar gum. i agree with Graycat about the BPA lining. best to get those without if possible.

    oh and for non-dairy creamer i add a few tablespoons of coconut oil to a can and mix (you can also add an egg or egg yolk but not necessary). it's a great substitute!

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    Can I just confirm creamed coconut is also just as good for you? I buy the biona organic creamed coconut 200g blocks which you just mix with water to make coconut milk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pezerinno View Post
    Can I just confirm creamed coconut is also just as good for you? I buy the biona organic creamed coconut 200g blocks which you just mix with water to make coconut milk.
    Yes I think it is the same stuff as what you buy in cans. Up here we can get either blocks or cans from the chinese supermarket, and the end result seems the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aprimalmomma View Post
    I finallydecided to open the can of coconut milk I bought when going primal 2.5 months ago...OMG that stuff is delicious...should be illegal lol

    So is it ok to have say 1/2c after dinner as a dessert? My brand has guar gum in it...is that bad? R there any us brands without additives?

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