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Coconut butter / Coconut creme

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Created November 02, 2010 at 5:02 PM

Are coconut butter and coconut creme concentrate the same thing? If not does anyone know the difference?

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on June 13, 2013
at 02:18 AM

Ah never mind. I emailed Kara and they said that "creamed coconut" has been discontinued because of lack of demand for it!

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on June 10, 2013
at 01:29 AM

Just to add to this. We have Kara brand in Singapore that sells all sorts of coconut products from "coconut cream" to "cream of coconut" to "coconut spread." I think the coconut cream is the one we are looking for. The rest seems to contain some other ingredients. http://www.kara.com.sg/html/products.htm

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on August 05, 2011
at 05:17 PM

well of course it is. vegan just means '0% animal product'. but anyway i think you meant to put this as a comment under Chris's answer above.

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on August 05, 2011
at 05:15 PM

+1 Todd. That's funny.

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on April 26, 2011
at 12:51 AM

but cow's an animal.

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on April 25, 2011
at 07:16 PM

No. It's not made with animal milk.

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on April 25, 2011
at 06:49 PM

Is coconut dairy?

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on November 03, 2010
at 07:19 AM

Read the labels since names can be confusing.

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on November 02, 2010
at 06:42 PM

I think hcantrall is referring to Cream of Coconut: http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/Dictionary/C/Cream-of-coconut-4819.aspx "Ingredient list from Cocoa Casa includes sugar, coconut, water, salt, polysorbate 60, hydrogenated soybean oil, xanthan bum, sodium metabisulfite (preservative)" I recently saw this at the drink mixer section of my grocery store. Haven't seen real coconut cream there, though.

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on November 02, 2010
at 06:37 PM

I would imagine so... sounds good! (I just bought coconut butter for the first time yesterday and it is amazing)

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on November 02, 2010
at 06:34 PM

can you replace coconut butter for nut butter in a baking recipe? I found a recipe for paleo sweet potato pancakes but it calls for nut butter, which I'm currently avoiding.

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on November 02, 2010
at 06:05 PM

I haven't seen sugar added to the coconut cream concentrate I get- what product are you referring to here? Clearly commercially made products will be sugar-laden. Coconut cream inherently doesn't have sugar added though... hmm.. a link perhaps so we can see the item you're talking about?

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on November 02, 2010
at 06:20 PM

coconut butter and coconut cream concentrate are the same thing. it is coconut oil with the raw flesh mixed in. it is a raw coconut butter, similar consistency to a nut butter. it's delicious mixed into smoothies, baked into paleo friendly desserts, or as a replacement for a nut butter over top of apples, strawberries, celery, or carrots. it's delish!

Ea776df66c8277321b167e2ee3f22574

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on November 02, 2010
at 06:37 PM

I would imagine so... sounds good! (I just bought coconut butter for the first time yesterday and it is amazing)

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

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on November 02, 2010
at 06:34 PM

can you replace coconut butter for nut butter in a baking recipe? I found a recipe for paleo sweet potato pancakes but it calls for nut butter, which I'm currently avoiding.

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on November 02, 2010
at 05:52 PM

The coconut creme concentrate I buy has nothing in it but coconut. Not sure about coconut butter, but the Coconut Creme Concentrate is absolutely delicious and I have to make myself stop eating it.

Honestly, I think they are both the same product with different names because they are sold by different vendors.

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on June 10, 2013
at 01:25 AM

Thank you so much for your answer. I myself was wondering what this newfangled "coconut butter" was as well when I was trying to make a paleo bread. I tried to use dessicated coconut in the blender to get it to "cream" when I had a packet of coconut cream sitting right in my fridge. Very silly of me! I should have done my research before making the bread!

Thanks! http://paleorina.com

F907531cc916e3f705a37eca5e8939b4

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on June 13, 2013
at 02:18 AM

Ah never mind. I emailed Kara and they said that "creamed coconut" has been discontinued because of lack of demand for it!

F907531cc916e3f705a37eca5e8939b4

(50)

on June 10, 2013
at 01:29 AM

Just to add to this. We have Kara brand in Singapore that sells all sorts of coconut products from "coconut cream" to "cream of coconut" to "coconut spread." I think the coconut cream is the one we are looking for. The rest seems to contain some other ingredients. http://www.kara.com.sg/html/products.htm

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on July 13, 2012
at 11:16 AM

I think there's a difference between "coconut cream" and "cream of coconut." The second is what is used to make pina coladas and other yummy beverages. Mmmm, polysorbate 60...

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on July 13, 2012
at 10:52 AM

Coconut cream can be bought from many asian shops as well as supermarkets in the world food sections for as little a s £1.00 I used to buy it for 30p away back in 1990!

It is pure coconut made into a creamy paste nothing else is added at all whatsoever.! It is delicious. I don't know what all the fuss is all about this new product coconut butter. It is the same thing as Coconut cream its just the so called "health food" industry jumping in on a market, hyping it up giving it a new name and calling it the best next new thing which some raw foodies will believe and jump on. I had one such lady come to me and go on and on about it, I thought to myself yeah I know I've been using it and cooking with it and eating it for about 20 years and asians for thousands. But because it is marketed and presented in a health product way, it becomes the latest new fad. The only advantage you may be getting is that they may market it as organic or raw, but seriously do you believe all this stuff is any better than the creamed packs in the supermarkets. The benefits are not as great as they make out. Do yourself a favour save yourself some money and just buy the coconut cream. Better still make your own with a fresh coconut!

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on August 05, 2011
at 05:11 PM

no, coconut butter is vegan

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on August 05, 2011
at 05:17 PM

well of course it is. vegan just means '0% animal product'. but anyway i think you meant to put this as a comment under Chris's answer above.

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Bf417f0ad3560adb1a5d1c155246831a

on April 25, 2011
at 05:53 PM

Is coconut butter considered dairy?

Bf417f0ad3560adb1a5d1c155246831a

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on April 26, 2011
at 12:51 AM

but cow's an animal.

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

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on April 25, 2011
at 06:49 PM

Is coconut dairy?

E463925643fb45b5a5eda041e9f8adba

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on April 25, 2011
at 07:16 PM

No. It's not made with animal milk.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on August 05, 2011
at 05:15 PM

+1 Todd. That's funny.

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on November 02, 2010
at 05:46 PM

The Coconut Creme is full of added sugar - it's used in mixed drinks, baked goods etc. Coconut butter has very little sugar in it, maybe 1 or 2 grams per serving

E2b9c679315c7c9c7265783dde89f350

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on November 02, 2010
at 06:42 PM

I think hcantrall is referring to Cream of Coconut: http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/Dictionary/C/Cream-of-coconut-4819.aspx "Ingredient list from Cocoa Casa includes sugar, coconut, water, salt, polysorbate 60, hydrogenated soybean oil, xanthan bum, sodium metabisulfite (preservative)" I recently saw this at the drink mixer section of my grocery store. Haven't seen real coconut cream there, though.

4a1966b5bc00a9aefd3abd63b9913284

on November 02, 2010
at 06:05 PM

I haven't seen sugar added to the coconut cream concentrate I get- what product are you referring to here? Clearly commercially made products will be sugar-laden. Coconut cream inherently doesn't have sugar added though... hmm.. a link perhaps so we can see the item you're talking about?

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