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Favorite coconut products

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Created November 25, 2012 at 8:49 PM

What are your favorite coconut products and why?

I currently have a jar of coconut oil but am finding it hard to incorporate into meals and do not enjoy eating it alone. How does shredded or dessicated coconut compare and should I be worried about the lechins in these products?

Ed0cb30f40daff568778b776b2a5a81d

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on March 06, 2013
at 04:54 PM

Yeah, it's a very cheap fat in DK too.

59e818af2184847f09c8a63a45adcdbb

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on March 06, 2013
at 02:31 PM

Agreed, fresh shredded coconut is great. Im in Thailand, i buy a 1kg bag of it for about 1.5USD every 4-5 days. Im sure Kresser mentioned its very high in oxalates but hey.

32652cb696b75182cb121009ee4edea3

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on February 05, 2013
at 02:27 PM

Forgot link: http://kennedycircusunleashed.blogspot.com/2012/08/paleo-cookie-dough.html

32652cb696b75182cb121009ee4edea3

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on February 05, 2013
at 02:27 PM

Oh, and here is my favorite craving food : Paleo Cookie Dough. The shredded coconut has a similar mouth feel to bits of sugar found in conventional cookie dough.

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on December 24, 2012
at 07:46 PM

i use coconut oil as a staple in absolutely all my cooking.. with no issues!!

782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

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on November 26, 2012
at 04:34 AM

I use the "Let's Do Organic" shredded coconut. I think it's about $2 or $3 for 8oz.

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on November 26, 2012
at 03:25 AM

Oops...meant much more palatable than eating the oil plain.

3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

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on November 26, 2012
at 03:19 AM

Sorry meant that answer to go with your question about what form of coconut to make your own butter--hard to do on iPhone!

3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

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on November 26, 2012
at 03:17 AM

Dried. You can buy coconut cream by "It's Organic" for about $3. It's exactly the same stuff as coconut butter and coconut manna, but comes in a vacuum packed solid brick you warm, knead and squeeze out. Buying at least one of these will help you understand the texture you're aiming for if you make your own, without breaking the bank in the process.

366c23d69eadce094a2b22299c58a424

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on November 26, 2012
at 03:13 AM

I mix the oil with Artisana coconut butter, about half & half. Much more palatable to eat plain.

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on November 26, 2012
at 02:19 AM

Great idea, MiMintzer! Is the shredded coconut dried, fresh, or frozen? I'd really like to try this as the prices on products like coconut manna are pretty astronomical.

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on November 25, 2012
at 10:12 PM

Thanks for the tips. No I don't drink coffee, but perhaps I might try coconut oil in herbal tea. I do regularly enjoy rooibos tea.

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Ed0cb30f40daff568778b776b2a5a81d

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on February 05, 2013
at 12:12 PM

I prefer the raw coconut meat. I like the chewy consistency of it. I'll eat the oil too but I can really recommended having some slices of raw coconut. It can be used as a kind of candy or snack.

Ed0cb30f40daff568778b776b2a5a81d

(943)

on March 06, 2013
at 04:54 PM

Yeah, it's a very cheap fat in DK too.

59e818af2184847f09c8a63a45adcdbb

(80)

on March 06, 2013
at 02:31 PM

Agreed, fresh shredded coconut is great. Im in Thailand, i buy a 1kg bag of it for about 1.5USD every 4-5 days. Im sure Kresser mentioned its very high in oxalates but hey.

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on September 08, 2013
at 10:38 PM

I've heard of some people making a faux mayonnaise with coconut oil & extra virgin olive oil, etc. Never tried it myself, though.

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on March 06, 2013
at 01:26 PM

Don't give up on coconut oil! It is actually very easy to incorporate into one's diet. Cook with it (substituting other oils), pour it on salads, take a tbsp in your tea/coffee.

I have been looking to incorporate other coconut products too. I like coconut flakes - they're good for snacking. I bought a whole coconut and drank the water inside but I don't really know what to do with the flesh. Maybe I'll grate it. Today I roasted vegetables with coconut milk instead of oil and they turned out fine.

Dessicated coconut is good for making paleo deserts. Try processing dates, dessicated coconut and cacao in a blender and then smushing them into ball shapes. Delish!

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on March 06, 2013
at 01:13 PM

I use dried shredded coconut to make my own coconut milk. I cook EVERYTHING that requires oil for cooking in coconut oil. Chocolate coconut milk ice cream drizzled with warmed coconut oil is like eating awesome. Oh man...I want some now.

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on March 06, 2013
at 02:59 AM

Coconut milk! It has a cream like consistency and is sweeter than other coconut products, it is awesome for paleo ice-cream. Coconut oil is also a staple for cooking.

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on March 05, 2013
at 09:12 PM

I am addicted to coconut oil in my coffee! Throw a cup of coffee and a tbsp of coconut oil in a blender and you basically have a yummy latte. I use coconut oil in everything from veggies to meats. Get creative! Coconut flour is also very tasty made into a bread, cookies, and brownies, but not something you would want to make/eat on a regular basis especially if trying to lose weight.

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on March 05, 2013
at 09:00 PM

ICE CREAM! Most Paleo-Peeps miss Ice Cream.

Here's a great company...NADAMOO! I am not sure where you live, so getting it might be tricky.

If so, there are a lot of recipes out there. I suggest you start with this one from Paleo Parents. Sweet & Salty Frozen Custard ft. coconut milk & coconut oil!

mrmirek.blogspot.com

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32652cb696b75182cb121009ee4edea3

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on February 05, 2013
at 02:25 PM

I love making sauces with coconut milk. My favorites are the Gravy in Paleo Comfort Foods (really, truly, tastes like real gravy) and a simple curry sauce (just sauté some cut up chicken breasts, pour in a can of coconut milk, add 1 tsp curry and a few raisins; serve over roasted cauliflower).

Another one is coconut flakes. It took me a long time to try these, but they are awesome. I frequently eat a trail mix with coconut flakes, beef jerky, and a tiny bit of dried fruit mixed in (mango, figs, or raisins).

32652cb696b75182cb121009ee4edea3

(5802)

on February 05, 2013
at 02:27 PM

Forgot link: http://kennedycircusunleashed.blogspot.com/2012/08/paleo-cookie-dough.html

32652cb696b75182cb121009ee4edea3

(5802)

on February 05, 2013
at 02:27 PM

Oh, and here is my favorite craving food : Paleo Cookie Dough. The shredded coconut has a similar mouth feel to bits of sugar found in conventional cookie dough.

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F54a16e4caf4dc8da9ef1369f46a95cd

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on January 22, 2013
at 05:23 AM

Creamed coconut. Not coconut cream. It is sold in a little brick and is creamy and delicious eaten on its own, or can be added to things like soups for thickness/richness.

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on December 10, 2012
at 05:47 PM

Coconut butter and whole coconuts! Coconut chips, oil,milk too.......

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on November 26, 2012
at 05:02 PM

I've found coconutoilcooking.com really helpful for recipes and tips on how to incorporate coconut oil into my everyday foods. I am not a chef or anything close, so this site has really helped me up my cooking game :)

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on November 26, 2012
at 02:35 AM

You're on the right track with the coconut oil, Andrew! I like to use it to fry meats or other items. Full-fat coconut milk goes into my smoothies and occasional cups of coffee.

Try coconut whipped cream on fruit. It's one of my favorites, especially on fresh berries or ripe bananas. Here's how to make it: Take one or two cans of coconut milk (full-fat only) and put them in the fridge for a few hours or overnight. Drain the cans into a bowl from the bottom. You may need this liquid later. Then open the cans from the top and place the solidified coconut fat into another bowl. Add vanilla extract and optional sweetener of choice (I use powdered sugar) and use the whip attachment on your hand mixer or stand mixer to whip the solid cream. If the cream is too thick, go ahead and whip in a splash of the coconut liquid in the other bowl. All done! Really, give this a try. All my dairy eating friends and family have a hard time distinguishing coconut whipped cream from the real thing.

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on November 25, 2012
at 11:15 PM

This: http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/coconut_cream_concentrate.htm

I can't have it in my house. I finished one of those 32-ounce jars in two or three days once. All straight from the spoon.

I don't like eating coconut oil alone either, but this is a different animal entirely.

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235b077872243d4ee5796c6ace3c0970

on November 25, 2012
at 10:42 PM

Coconut milk is glorious. From time to time I'll heat up a can on the stove and whisk in either a) a mix of turmeric, cinnamon, and nutmeg, or b) a teaspoon or two of Rapunzel cocoa powder. It's thick, rich, and naturally sweet without being overpowering.

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on November 25, 2012
at 10:36 PM

I love baking with coconut flour. Alone or with a combo of almond flour (too PUFA). Coconut flour pancakes are great. I love coconut oil though. Again for baking. But I use the refined all the time for neutral flavored cooking oil.

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782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

on November 25, 2012
at 10:35 PM

I put an 8oz bag of finely shredded coconut in my food processor and grind it for about 10 to 15 minutes to make coconut butter. I eat it by the spoonful or mix it up with almond butter and a sliced banana. You can add it to yogurt if you do dairy or eat it with berries. It's pretty versatile. I think it's pure yumminess.

90bcfafd2ef73fea5398c483c593349e

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on November 26, 2012
at 02:19 AM

Great idea, MiMintzer! Is the shredded coconut dried, fresh, or frozen? I'd really like to try this as the prices on products like coconut manna are pretty astronomical.

782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

(5231)

on November 26, 2012
at 04:34 AM

I use the "Let's Do Organic" shredded coconut. I think it's about $2 or $3 for 8oz.

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on November 25, 2012
at 09:51 PM

Coconut milk is one option. More of a milk-like consistency with a little sweetness.

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on November 25, 2012
at 08:56 PM

Egg yolks scrambled in coconut oil = best ever.

I've yet to try shredded and dessicated coconut, but I'm sure it's delicious.

And no, I wouldn't be. Soya lecithin in dark chocolate doesn't stop me (and many other paleo-ers) from eating it. It's probably such a minimal amount I wouldn't worry.

Do you drink coffee? Coconut oil in coffee is apparently quite nice.

Try cooking your vegetables in it, too.

3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

(8395)

on November 26, 2012
at 03:17 AM

Dried. You can buy coconut cream by "It's Organic" for about $3. It's exactly the same stuff as coconut butter and coconut manna, but comes in a vacuum packed solid brick you warm, knead and squeeze out. Buying at least one of these will help you understand the texture you're aiming for if you make your own, without breaking the bank in the process.

119b9ca51cae1066fb8f51b5d029a5b2

(224)

on November 25, 2012
at 10:12 PM

Thanks for the tips. No I don't drink coffee, but perhaps I might try coconut oil in herbal tea. I do regularly enjoy rooibos tea.

3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

(8395)

on November 26, 2012
at 03:19 AM

Sorry meant that answer to go with your question about what form of coconut to make your own butter--hard to do on iPhone!

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