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Coconut milk help please.

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Created December 27, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Alrighty, I live in the UK and it seems over here it is pretty hard to find an affordable, BPA-free coconut milk so I've been looking around and am thinking about making my own from unsweetened shredded coconut. Would this still contain all of the goodness a decent can of coconut milk would? I would've thought that it would have lost some of it's goodness over time by the nature of it's storage times.

Unless anyone knows of a decent coconut milk I could buy in the UK?

Cheers.

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on December 27, 2012
at 03:50 PM

Katherine makes a valid point. See here: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2011/04/beyond-bpa-could-bpa-free-products-be-just-as-unsafe/237246/#undefined

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on December 27, 2012
at 01:41 PM

2 cups dried, full fat, unsweetened coconut. 4 cups water. soak for a few hours if you have time. blend for a minute or two (less if you have a vitamix). strain through butter cloth, several layers of cheese cloth, a chinois or a tea towel. I like using a towel. Ring the solids well to remove all of the liquid. Voila!

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on December 27, 2012
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Totally agree. Even BPA-free cans are lined with BPA alternatives that may be just as risky as BPA...they're just not as well studied and not as well understood.

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on December 27, 2012
at 12:15 PM

making coconut milk on your own from unsweetened shredded coconut will definitely be way nutritious than the ones processed. You will have quality control in your own hands, and fresh coconut milk. your storage time will be less than the time the store :)

211d4075d68b24cd0aa7ebfa94262bb9

on December 27, 2012
at 03:50 PM

Katherine makes a valid point. See here: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2011/04/beyond-bpa-could-bpa-free-products-be-just-as-unsafe/237246/#undefined

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on December 27, 2012
at 01:37 PM

Totally agree. Even BPA-free cans are lined with BPA alternatives that may be just as risky as BPA...they're just not as well studied and not as well understood.

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on December 27, 2012
at 01:45 PM

I think making your own coconut milk is a great choice and so easy. I like this recipe, and it separates well just like canned coconut milk http://www.thepaleomom.com/2012/04/recipe-homemade-coconut-milk.html

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on December 27, 2012
at 12:58 PM

If you can purchase from amazon.com - Natural Value Coconut Milk is affordable & BPA free. Alaos, not sure if the retail store "Trader Joe's" has made it to the UK, but they also have a canned lite coconut milk with no additives and BPA free.

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