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Paleo Replacement for Coconut

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Created August 27, 2011 at 7:54 PM

I am new to the paleo world but have already seen some great progress. I am allergic to coconut, which seems to be used a lot in paleo cooking. Is there a sufficient replacement for coconut (milk, flour, raw, etc)?

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on August 29, 2011
at 05:46 AM

I agree but my husband is not totally sold yet on the paleo lifestyle. Thanks for the ideas!

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on August 29, 2011
at 05:45 AM

Thanks for the ideas. Unfortunately, it is an immune sensitivity rather than an allergy (allergies are easier for people to understand) so I will be coconut free for life.

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on August 28, 2011
at 12:07 AM

and much higher in omega 6s

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on August 27, 2011
at 09:12 PM

You really don't need coconut. It's used in a lot of neolithic replacement recipes (paleo-pancakes or paleo-muffins). You can do fine just eating simple meat, veggies, etc - without all the faux breading and flour. For cooking oil - tallow, lard, ghee all work fine.

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on August 27, 2011
at 09:06 PM

I am reversing my downvote because you are new. But please try not to be heavy handed right from the get go!

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on August 27, 2011
at 09:04 PM

While it is true that ghee is a dairy product and therefore not "orthodox paleo" (a la Cordain) - unless you have specific evidence against ghee, simply quoting the rhetoric of others is unhelpful. Ghee goes not contain any of the molecules that in theory or practice cause people problems. To whit, lactose, casein and whey are non-existent in ghee. And as far as saturated fat, Cordain has backtracked on that issue (and plans an updated book). Many people who are PaleoHackers follow a Primal/Archevore/Ancestral bent, which might include cream, yoghurt, kefir and cheese - just so you know.

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on August 27, 2011
at 08:39 PM

really? how so? As I understand it ghee is pretty much cow fat...

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on August 27, 2011
at 08:07 PM

I think you could try using ghee for the coconut oil, almond flour for coconut flour and for raw coconut.....ummm maybe just a variety of chopped nuts for a crunchy topping on something?

I sometimes toss in a scoop of protein powder (I don't abuse this but nice in recipes) instead of coconut flour for pancakes and cakey type treats.

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on August 27, 2011
at 09:45 PM

Dave S. is correct. Another option would be lard, as previously mentioned.

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on August 27, 2011
at 09:33 PM

In terms of nutrition content you could find some other food that resembles somehow the coconut. Lets say you exchange it for other source of tropical oil rich in saturated fat like palm oil (if thats what you'r looking for) or what ever it is - it all depends. Culinary it's hard and can be deleterious like exchanging coconut flour by almond flour (high omega 6).Same for milk or the nut as a snack. Be careful with that. I don't bealive that food can be substituted. They are unique in every way

I wouldn't want to leave coconut out of my diet. In order to do that you should look to the root couse of your allergy to improve your tolerance. Fix your digestion, make sure to have a healthy gut and challenge your body reintroducing the coconut.

That is my ideas good luck.

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on August 29, 2011
at 05:45 AM

Thanks for the ideas. Unfortunately, it is an immune sensitivity rather than an allergy (allergies are easier for people to understand) so I will be coconut free for life.

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on August 27, 2011
at 08:32 PM

Ghee is not Paleo read Robb Wolff or Lorain Cordain books on Paleo. Ghee could set your repairs and well being back to the start.

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on August 27, 2011
at 09:06 PM

I am reversing my downvote because you are new. But please try not to be heavy handed right from the get go!

Ce762ef3660ab44dbc72fdd7ff8fb168

(290)

on August 27, 2011
at 08:39 PM

really? how so? As I understand it ghee is pretty much cow fat...

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on August 27, 2011
at 09:04 PM

While it is true that ghee is a dairy product and therefore not "orthodox paleo" (a la Cordain) - unless you have specific evidence against ghee, simply quoting the rhetoric of others is unhelpful. Ghee goes not contain any of the molecules that in theory or practice cause people problems. To whit, lactose, casein and whey are non-existent in ghee. And as far as saturated fat, Cordain has backtracked on that issue (and plans an updated book). Many people who are PaleoHackers follow a Primal/Archevore/Ancestral bent, which might include cream, yoghurt, kefir and cheese - just so you know.

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on August 27, 2011
at 08:24 PM

Avocado Oil is high in Omega 3's and is also a good cooking oil too. You can try that.

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on August 28, 2011
at 12:07 AM

and much higher in omega 6s

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