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Anyone experience with this coconut brand?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 12, 2011 at 6:21 PM

Hi,

I have recently tried (non virgin) coconut oil and everything was perfectly fine. Encouraged by this success I decided to try creamed coconut and ordered "renuka creamed coconut". But after adding a small amount to my breakfast I got severe stomach pain.

Has anyone tried this brand? Is this a common reaction to creamed coconut? The refined coconut oil, however, seems to be no problem for me.

E2b72f1912f777917d8ee6b7fba43c26

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on December 13, 2011
at 07:29 AM

The breakfast consisted of chicken and zucchini, nothing that has ever made problems, so I'm quite positive it's the creamed coconut (Had a second try at dinner and it caused the same reaction)

E2b72f1912f777917d8ee6b7fba43c26

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on December 13, 2011
at 07:27 AM

Hm I added just about a pinch of creamed coconut and I can eat tons of say brussel sprouts with no problem. I have a hunch that it could be some kind of antinutriets, after all coconut is still a nut... but everybody else seems to tolerate it perfectly

C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

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on December 12, 2011
at 09:00 PM

What were you having for your breakfast? Was it definitely the coconut cream?

E2b72f1912f777917d8ee6b7fba43c26

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on December 12, 2011
at 08:19 PM

Really interesting link! There might be a problem with the production process, but renuka says it's completely organic... Caveman_Bob, do you tolerate wine? It often contains sulfites as a preservate

7842808cd699f35741248f8e55c776bd

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on December 12, 2011
at 08:10 PM

I checked: The coconut milk did have sulfites. The ice-cream did not. Also, here's a previous post about the brand of creamed coconut you bought. They had the same stomach issues: http://paleohacks.com/questions/2961/how-to-use-coconut-cream#axzz1gLZClNgG

94e89cc96d5a58b71f36b369b8082999

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on December 12, 2011
at 07:16 PM

I'm pretty sure they'd have to disclose sulfites in the ingredients list.

E2b72f1912f777917d8ee6b7fba43c26

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on December 12, 2011
at 06:55 PM

Could creamed coconut also contain sulfites, although not described on the packing? Or maybe pesticides?

E2b72f1912f777917d8ee6b7fba43c26

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on December 12, 2011
at 06:53 PM

Sry, maybe my description was a bit misleading: It's organic coconut oil, not hydrogenated, but filtered and steamed to neutralize the coconut flavour they say.

94e89cc96d5a58b71f36b369b8082999

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on December 12, 2011
at 06:45 PM

I don't know about the ice cream, but canned coconut milk sometimes contains sulfites; perhaps that's the problem?

94e89cc96d5a58b71f36b369b8082999

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on December 12, 2011
at 06:44 PM

This isn't an answer to your question, but I'd be careful with refined coconut oil. "Refined" is often a codeword for "hydrogenated". My understanding is that refined coconut oil almost always contains trans-fats, but I'd be happy to be corrected if somebody knows more about this.

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7842808cd699f35741248f8e55c776bd

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on December 12, 2011
at 06:37 PM

I also have no issue with coconut oil (both refined and non-refined). However, canned coconut milk, as well as the SO Delicious coconut-based ice cream, both give me severe stomach aches. I don't know what causes this problem as I've done no research into the matter; the pain simply being enough for me to steer clear. I'm also able to down vast amounts of coconut water (I'm partial to the Naked brand) without any issue. The oil and the water are enough for me!

E2b72f1912f777917d8ee6b7fba43c26

(2384)

on December 12, 2011
at 06:55 PM

Could creamed coconut also contain sulfites, although not described on the packing? Or maybe pesticides?

94e89cc96d5a58b71f36b369b8082999

(767)

on December 12, 2011
at 06:45 PM

I don't know about the ice cream, but canned coconut milk sometimes contains sulfites; perhaps that's the problem?

7842808cd699f35741248f8e55c776bd

(218)

on December 12, 2011
at 08:10 PM

I checked: The coconut milk did have sulfites. The ice-cream did not. Also, here's a previous post about the brand of creamed coconut you bought. They had the same stomach issues: http://paleohacks.com/questions/2961/how-to-use-coconut-cream#axzz1gLZClNgG

94e89cc96d5a58b71f36b369b8082999

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on December 12, 2011
at 07:16 PM

I'm pretty sure they'd have to disclose sulfites in the ingredients list.

E2b72f1912f777917d8ee6b7fba43c26

(2384)

on December 12, 2011
at 08:19 PM

Really interesting link! There might be a problem with the production process, but renuka says it's completely organic... Caveman_Bob, do you tolerate wine? It often contains sulfites as a preservate

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C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

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on December 12, 2011
at 09:01 PM

Chris Kresser did a blog post about coconut milk and the additives that tinned coconut milk contains: http://chriskresser.com/3-reasons-why-coconut-milk-may-not-be-your-friend

However, you're talking about creamed coconut - according to this web page, it's 100% creamed coconut, but I see that it's high fibre... http://www.renukagroup.com/agri_business_cocnut_products/renuka_description.php?p_id=RCC001

Do you have any other reactions with high fibre foods? Or, what did you put the creamed coconut on?

ETA: I just re-read Chris Kresser's blog post. Seems that coconut is a FODMAP... could this be the issue?

I have to say, from personal experience, I have issues with fodmaps ONLY when I have wheat in my diet.

E2b72f1912f777917d8ee6b7fba43c26

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on December 13, 2011
at 07:27 AM

Hm I added just about a pinch of creamed coconut and I can eat tons of say brussel sprouts with no problem. I have a hunch that it could be some kind of antinutriets, after all coconut is still a nut... but everybody else seems to tolerate it perfectly

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