Creamed coconut is a delicious addition to any meal. It is a thick, rich plant-based food that derives from raw coconuts. After ripe coconuts are harvested, their white flesh is grated and soaked in water, and the cream rises.
It has many health benefits. Notably, coconut cream has a relatively high fibre content. Additionally, it’s an excellent source of B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E and the essential minerals iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. B vitamins help form red blood cells and turn calories from food into usable energy; and may prevent anaemia. Vitamins C and E are both antioxidants: C encourages tissue growth and repair, and E protects healthy tissues from free radical damage. Essential minerals are minerals your body can’t produce on its own, and they work to encourage better immune function and disease prevention.
Below are some of our favourite uses for creamed coconut:
- Caribbean Coconut Curry
- Coconut Curry Chicken
- Fragrant Asparagus and Prawn Laksa
- Raw Coconut and Raspberry bars
- Pineapple and Coconut Cream Smoothie
- Potato and Spinach Curry
Why not try our other Caribbean products here!