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Creamed coconut block

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created January 27, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Hi I just bought a block of creamed coconut block yesterday, and it tasted really sweet when I bit into a chunk of it. The ingredients list says 100% coconut - so I was wondering if it might be safe to consume? I've been on Paleo for 4 weeks now, lots of coconut and olive oil, eggs, red meat with my sugars coming mainly from veges, honeydew melon and strawberries. I've lost a drastic amount of weight! I'm now experiencing an unusual gnawing hunger after trying that out yesterday - I hope it's not the coconut because it's so delicious!

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on January 27, 2013
at 09:59 PM

I got the 'Pride' brand - it's the only one available at the Indian shop nearby and I am in the UK!

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on January 27, 2013
at 06:57 PM

Is it the Let's Do Organic brand? I think it is 100% coconut but after eating I would always get gnawing hunger after too.

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on January 27, 2013
at 05:56 PM

It's exactly the same stuff as "coconut butter" in a vacuum sealed brick instead of a jar. (And about half the price!)It has a natural sweetness to it that you can enjoy because your taste buds are no longer hostage to overly sweetened commercial crap.

I soften my brick up, knead it, and pour it out into ice cube trays to solidify again. (I have a tray that makes the "cubes" fish-shaped--this is both cute and practical, because the fish shape have more surface area for quick dissolving in warm liquids. I store my "coconut fish" in a jar and its easy to grab one for cooking or munching.

IMHO it's very filling and a great snack when I've got the munchies. A little goes a log way. Or, for a decadent treat, melt it with a little unsweetened chocolate and eat it with a spoon! Yum!

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on January 27, 2013
at 05:44 PM

Creamed coconut makes a great thickener, its great for paleo friendly recipes like pumpkin and sweet potatoe soup, or spiced spinach and pumpkin soup. It also makes some of the best curry I've ever tested.

Like tamadua said, eating it straight can cause some issues for some people, since it's nothing like coconut cream or milk. You can actually use it to make coconut milk by Pouring 400ml of boiling water into a jug and adding 100g Creamed Coconut, just stir it till it dissolves.

As for making you hungry, I'm sorry I can't help with that one since coconut products usually give me the opposite effect of not feeling hungry.

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on January 27, 2013
at 02:29 PM

"Creamed Coconut" is the same thing as coconut butter. It is finely pulverized, whole coconut flesh containing all the naturally occurring fat, fiber, protein, and...sugar !! (just shy of 1g per Tbsp).

Eating it "straight" could be problematic for some. For me, It's too dense and I can't each much of it.

I use it in sauces, smoothies, soups, coffee, cac??o, etc...

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on January 27, 2013
at 01:39 PM

There is a small amount of sugars and fibre in creamed coconut, perhaps 10 g total per 100 grams (so ~20g in a 200 g block. It might taste sweet because you're eating little sugar elsewhere in your diet.

As for having an increased appetite - I'm under the impression that for at times for some people, when overeating the body can start expecting a similar amount of calories in subsequent days. Creamed coconut seems to be something that can encourage overeating in many people - caloric density might be a factor (it is a very concentrated source of energy...)

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on January 27, 2013
at 12:13 PM

I'm very keen to see the answers to this as have wondered the same thing about "100% creamed coconut"!

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