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Someone please explain what coconut cream blocks separates into (pic inside)

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 23, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Im guessing it is the coconut flesh (the yellow/cream coloured stuff) and the oil is the clear white stuff.

Ive been throwing the clear white stuff away in the past and just eating/cooking with the yellow, more prominent stuff in the block.

Pic to better explain

http://i.imm.io/Fn4F.jpeg

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on September 29, 2012
at 03:15 AM

thx for picking that up guys. i have corrected my answer. i actually knew that already, just forgot & not helped by the fact that some of the coconut oils 'in front of me' (in Australian) are labelled as Butter as well (when they are not) eg. http://www.melrosefoods.com/healthy-organic-products/Melrose-Organic-Coconut-Oil.aspx To muddy the waters a bit more, I also notice that Tropical Traditions label their coconut butter as coconut Cream Concentrate (has no water) http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/coconut_cream_concentrate.htm

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on September 29, 2012
at 03:07 AM

thx for picking that up guys. i have corrected my answer. i actually knew that already, just forgot & not helped by the fact that some of the coconut oils 'in front of me' (in Australian) are labelled as Butter as well (when they are not) eg. http://www.melrosefoods.com/healthy-organic-products/Melrose-Organic-Coconut-Oil.aspx I also notice that Tropical Traditions label their coconut butter as coconut Cream Concentrate (trying to confuse me) http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/coconut_cream_concentrate.htm

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on September 29, 2012
at 03:05 AM

thx for picking that up guys. i have corrected my answer. i actually knew that already, just forgot & not helped by the fact that some of the (Australian) coconut oils 'in front of me' are labelled as Butter as well (when they are not) eg. http://www.melrosefoods.com/healthy-organic-products/Melrose-Organic-Coconut-Oil.aspx I also notice that Tropical Traditions label their coconut butter as coconut Cream Concentrate (trying to confuse me) http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/coconut_cream_concentrate.htm

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on September 29, 2012
at 03:04 AM

thx for picking that up guys. i have corrected my answer. i actually knew that already, just forgot & not helped by the fact that some of the (Australian) coconut Oils 'in front of me' are labelled as Butter as well (when they are not) eg. http://www.melrosefoods.com/healthy-organic-products/Melrose-Organic-Coconut-Oil.aspx I also notice that Tropical Traditions label their coconut Butter as coconut Cream Concentrate (trying to confuse me) http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/coconut_cream_concentrate.htm

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on September 28, 2012
at 08:23 PM

I don't get the confusion about coconut butter. Isn't it pretty standard to refer to ground up peanuts, almonds, cashews, etc. etc. etc. as "... butter"?

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on September 28, 2012
at 08:21 PM

Oh man that's terrible! You've been throwing the coconut oil away?!? You're supposed to mix it back in! What I usually do is run the packet under some warm water to soften the solid part up and then knead it until it's mixed.

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on September 28, 2012
at 01:01 PM

Coconut oil and coconut butter are not the same thing. Coconut butter is "whole coconut flesh (not just the oil) and puree'd into a fiberous, densely nutritious spread..." http://www.artisanafoods.com/products/coconut-butter

E35e3d76547b18096a59c90029e7e107

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on September 28, 2012
at 12:43 PM

It is almost exclusively fat, don't worry.

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

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on September 25, 2012
at 05:23 AM

Are you saying that in a 200g box of creamed coconut, like the one here: http://www.amazon.com/Lets-Do-Organic-Creamed-Coconut/dp/B00113ZZ5U most of it is fibre and protein? I was under the impression that pretty much all of it is fat...!

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on September 24, 2012
at 04:37 AM

there is also water in coconut cream to consider. i put a bit more info in my answer

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on September 23, 2012
at 07:55 PM

I got mine off Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00113ZZ5U/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00

D4d0165711da841beafe7292b710a532

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on September 23, 2012
at 06:05 PM

where does one get those cool looking packs of coconut cream?!

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on September 23, 2012
at 03:28 PM

cool thanks for clarifying

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on September 23, 2012
at 02:35 PM

You guessed right, happens to my jars of coconut butter. But why would you throw the coconut oil away? Either warm up the contents of the bag and stir it in or take the fat out and cook with it...

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on September 23, 2012
at 03:28 PM

cool thanks for clarifying

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on September 24, 2012
at 04:37 AM

there is also water in coconut cream to consider. i put a bit more info in my answer

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on September 23, 2012
at 02:48 PM

Dont throw the white fat away!

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on September 23, 2012
at 03:17 PM

The white stuff is coconut oil. This is where the potentially beneficial fats (lauric acid and MCTs) are.

The yellowish stuff is coconut flesh. This is where the fiber and the small amount of nutrients and (incomplete) proteins are.

If you are throwing away the white stuff, you are losing most of the calories that you are paying for, as well as the potential health benefits that go along with consuming coconut oil.

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on September 25, 2012
at 05:23 AM

Are you saying that in a 200g box of creamed coconut, like the one here: http://www.amazon.com/Lets-Do-Organic-Creamed-Coconut/dp/B00113ZZ5U most of it is fibre and protein? I was under the impression that pretty much all of it is fat...!

E35e3d76547b18096a59c90029e7e107

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on September 28, 2012
at 12:43 PM

It is almost exclusively fat, don't worry.

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on September 28, 2012
at 10:22 AM

The clear stuff is the best stuff - it's coconut oil! Keep it!

Here's what I do: I take two of those packets of organic coconut cream (assuming that's what you use also) and put them in warm water unopened. Once they get warm, I use my hand to squish them around for a few minutes until they're consistent, then cut them open and empty them in a large jar. I melt some extra virgin cocout oil and pour it on top, then using a whisk, blend it all down to a smooth uniform mixture, lid the jar and put it in the fridge.

It will solidify to a consistent mixture. I then use an ice cream scoop (one that has serrated edges, not one with smooth edges - like this one) and whenever I need some, I take out a scoop for coffee or otherwise.

I keep a jar of this in my desk at work because it's always air conditioned, so usually around 68-70F and it stays solid, but at home it remelts once the temperature goes up. So if you have a fairly cool environment, it won't separate, if you don't, keep it in the fridge.

If it separates, just put it in the microwave on high for a minute, then use a baloon whisk to smooth it out and back in the fridge for a while.

Also, I've noticed that if you take the coconut cream stuff and mix it with hot water to make coconut milk, it goes rancid in about two days, even in the fridge, but if you cut it down with coconut oil, it keeps for a very long time as long as you don't let anything contaminate it. Do not mix it with cocoa powder as that seems to make it go rancid very quickly regardless of this.

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543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on September 24, 2012
at 04:16 AM

if it is coconut cream and the liquid you are talking about is clear, then it will be mostly* water.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coconut_cream
*it will actually depend on the temperature; if you put your coconut cream in the fridge for a while, it will separate & any clear liquid will be water (as the oils will have solidified).
The amount of water will vary between brands.

if it is 100% coconut oil (sometimes incorrectly labelled cococonut butter - see comments below) then its all oil (whether it be clear, white, liquid, solid).

edit: another coconut product (i forgot about) is coconut butter, as mentioned in the comments below (which is probably what's in the picture?)

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on September 29, 2012
at 03:15 AM

thx for picking that up guys. i have corrected my answer. i actually knew that already, just forgot & not helped by the fact that some of the coconut oils 'in front of me' (in Australian) are labelled as Butter as well (when they are not) eg. http://www.melrosefoods.com/healthy-organic-products/Melrose-Organic-Coconut-Oil.aspx To muddy the waters a bit more, I also notice that Tropical Traditions label their coconut butter as coconut Cream Concentrate (has no water) http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/coconut_cream_concentrate.htm

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on September 29, 2012
at 03:07 AM

thx for picking that up guys. i have corrected my answer. i actually knew that already, just forgot & not helped by the fact that some of the coconut oils 'in front of me' (in Australian) are labelled as Butter as well (when they are not) eg. http://www.melrosefoods.com/healthy-organic-products/Melrose-Organic-Coconut-Oil.aspx I also notice that Tropical Traditions label their coconut butter as coconut Cream Concentrate (trying to confuse me) http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/coconut_cream_concentrate.htm

Baa413654789b57f3579474ca7fa43d7

(2349)

on September 28, 2012
at 01:01 PM

Coconut oil and coconut butter are not the same thing. Coconut butter is "whole coconut flesh (not just the oil) and puree'd into a fiberous, densely nutritious spread..." http://www.artisanafoods.com/products/coconut-butter

Medium avatar

(19479)

on September 28, 2012
at 08:23 PM

I don't get the confusion about coconut butter. Isn't it pretty standard to refer to ground up peanuts, almonds, cashews, etc. etc. etc. as "... butter"?

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on September 29, 2012
at 03:04 AM

thx for picking that up guys. i have corrected my answer. i actually knew that already, just forgot & not helped by the fact that some of the (Australian) coconut Oils 'in front of me' are labelled as Butter as well (when they are not) eg. http://www.melrosefoods.com/healthy-organic-products/Melrose-Organic-Coconut-Oil.aspx I also notice that Tropical Traditions label their coconut Butter as coconut Cream Concentrate (trying to confuse me) http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/coconut_cream_concentrate.htm

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on September 29, 2012
at 03:05 AM

thx for picking that up guys. i have corrected my answer. i actually knew that already, just forgot & not helped by the fact that some of the (Australian) coconut oils 'in front of me' are labelled as Butter as well (when they are not) eg. http://www.melrosefoods.com/healthy-organic-products/Melrose-Organic-Coconut-Oil.aspx I also notice that Tropical Traditions label their coconut butter as coconut Cream Concentrate (trying to confuse me) http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/coconut_cream_concentrate.htm

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on September 23, 2012
at 09:40 PM

Coconut flesh on it's own is kinda dry and crumbly. The oil and flesh are meant to be mixed together, and the resulting texture is very creamy.

Coconut has a melt point of 76F, so if it solidifies, you just need to warm the bag up slightly and then remix the oil and the coconut flesh. I place mine in a bowl of warm water.

In warmer weather, the oil will still separate, but it won't won't solidify.

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