Coconut milk is a nutritious and delicious component in any meal. It has many health benefits. Notably it contains triglycerides which are considered healthy fats, and which prolong the feeling of satiety. It also contains vitamin C and vitamin E which are well known for their anti-oxidant properties, and which neutralise harmful free oxygen radicals. Moreover, coconut milk can strengthen your immune system through the presence of lauric acid, due to its antiseptic properties. It also promotes healthy hair and skin and it is popular as a conditioning treatment due to lauric acid. It aids in skin elasticity and effectively reduces wrinkles. Finally, coconut milk is a great alternative for those suffering from lactose intolerance and promotes gut health.
Here are some tasty savoury and sweet serving suggestions using coconut milk:
- Coconutty chicken curry
- Thai red curry
- Coconut rice
- Spicy coconut noodle soup
- Thai coconut and veg broth
- Prawn and coconut laksa
- Coconut ice cream
- Chocolate coconut banoffee pie
- Fried coconut bananas
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