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Too much coconut milk?

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Created March 07, 2011 at 9:41 PM

Could I be drinking too much coconut milk-- I drink it through the day in various drinks (coffee and tea etc..). I prob go thru at least 1/2 can a day -- is that too much? I USE TO drink So Delicious Coconut Milk unsweetened--what do you guys think about that product?

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on February 01, 2012
at 02:24 AM

That's a lot. and Yes you'll have the runs. try about a third can per day. perhaps dilute a little with some water.

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on March 24, 2011
at 05:46 PM

Do you happen to know how much fat is in Aroy-D ? Mine said something like 15g per 100g which sounded kind of low.

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on March 08, 2011
at 07:03 PM

here is why I think I am drinking too much coconut milk---and it is hindering my weight lose. B.P. (BEfore Paleo) --I use So Delicious Unsweet Milk and never had a bloating issue. WARNING TMI -now that I am doingthe paleo thingy-- i am sooooo bloated especially my breasts. To the point of uncomfortable. At first I thought --oh myabe it is too much diary --haven't eaten dairy in 2+weeks then I thought oh maybe it is the fats -- cut back on added fats (u know the spoonful of coconut oil for dessert) --nope that is not it I am still bloated. Could it be the coconut milk?

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on March 08, 2011
at 03:07 AM

just put it into a glass tupperware dish, get it out of the can, you don't want the tin to oxidize. Keep in the fridge and the next day just put it into a blender and it should emulsify again (yes, that is the "cream" separating from the "milk" as it were) I wouldn't keep it sitting there longer than 3 days, but that's my limit on most things in my fridge.

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on March 07, 2011
at 10:57 PM

How do you properly preserve a half used canned coconut milk? I'm a little dumb on this. If I seran wrap it and stick it in the fridge, it chunkifies pretty soon. If its supposed to stay room temp to keep from solidifying (is that the meat separating from the coconut water?), when does it go bad or how should it be re-sealed?

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Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on March 07, 2011
at 10:24 PM

"So Delicious" has way too many silly ingredients. 1/2 can a day of coconut milk sounds fine, as long as it's not giving you any digestive issues or anything. And make sure you get the full fat version, not the "light" variety like the one at Trader Joes, which is diluted with water.

I have gone back and forth on the Trader Joes CM, but I think I stand by my statement here. I thought the TJ's light was 65% of the fat (meaning 35% less). I took another look at the can. It's actually 65% less fat. That's a little too "light" for me. It tastes fine, especially if you put it in a recipe. We make coconut curry lamb in the crockpot and it's good.

Next up for me is to try is Aroy-D 100% (no additives - in the carton/bag, NOT the can)

9055f14c31610afd4d3068ec48eb6d90

(984)

on March 08, 2011
at 07:03 PM

here is why I think I am drinking too much coconut milk---and it is hindering my weight lose. B.P. (BEfore Paleo) --I use So Delicious Unsweet Milk and never had a bloating issue. WARNING TMI -now that I am doingthe paleo thingy-- i am sooooo bloated especially my breasts. To the point of uncomfortable. At first I thought --oh myabe it is too much diary --haven't eaten dairy in 2+weeks then I thought oh maybe it is the fats -- cut back on added fats (u know the spoonful of coconut oil for dessert) --nope that is not it I am still bloated. Could it be the coconut milk?

A2fe5bbd09c7804fd321e9e9a9f9d199

(1614)

on March 07, 2011
at 10:57 PM

How do you properly preserve a half used canned coconut milk? I'm a little dumb on this. If I seran wrap it and stick it in the fridge, it chunkifies pretty soon. If its supposed to stay room temp to keep from solidifying (is that the meat separating from the coconut water?), when does it go bad or how should it be re-sealed?

Eea4c0f072bb5caa74c1fbe6dfab5f46

(942)

on March 08, 2011
at 03:07 AM

just put it into a glass tupperware dish, get it out of the can, you don't want the tin to oxidize. Keep in the fridge and the next day just put it into a blender and it should emulsify again (yes, that is the "cream" separating from the "milk" as it were) I wouldn't keep it sitting there longer than 3 days, but that's my limit on most things in my fridge.

84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

(2399)

on March 24, 2011
at 05:46 PM

Do you happen to know how much fat is in Aroy-D ? Mine said something like 15g per 100g which sounded kind of low.

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Ac9425a387b78cb37a01972fe848bddb

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on March 24, 2011
at 05:06 PM

When I drink a lo of coconut milk I get the runs, is this normal? I'm talking like a whole can.. haha

A2b9075bd176ca2912743e4df1e4af49

(146)

on February 01, 2012
at 02:24 AM

That's a lot. and Yes you'll have the runs. try about a third can per day. perhaps dilute a little with some water.

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on May 23, 2011
at 04:09 PM

It's SOOO easy to make homemade coconut milk from a fresh coconut I would never think of buying any. For one thing, using the coconut water instead of water makes a more balanced and sweet-tasting food.

quick tips: I drain the coconut water (add water if/as needed to equal 2 cups) and heat it (not boil). I shred the coconut flesh but you can put chunks in the blender too. Anyhow, add 2/3 the coconut water to the shredded flesh and blend for a couple minutes. Strain through cheesecloth, then put flesh back in the blender and add the remaining liquid. Strain again through cheesecloth. I add vanilla and cinnamon. Chill and it's fabulous! Even tastes good warm.

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on March 08, 2011
at 09:29 PM

I have a little pint sized rubbermaid bottle that a can of coconut milk fits in perfectly. Just shake it up before you use it and it's just fine. I also do not like the So Delicious brand of coconut milk, tastes like syrupy water.

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on March 07, 2011
at 11:32 PM

I have to agree w/ Elizabeth...listen to your body. For me i'll easily consume a 1/2 can per day. I am 6'/190# and pretty active (crossfit 3-4 x wk) so that may make a difference. Whatever i do not use i simply place it in the fridge and if the fat solidifies i stir it w/ a spoon prior to usin it again. To my knowledge i do not think there are any issues w/ leaving the can uncovered. But i've often wonndered how quickly it spoils.

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on March 07, 2011
at 10:12 PM

The stuff in the carton has a lot of additives and in my opinion tastes mostly like water (and according to the calorie content that's pretty much what it is...). I wouldn't waste my money on it personally. As for the canned stuff, is it making you feel bad? That's the real question to ask.

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