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Nutritional Value of Coconut Milk. Vitamins and Minerals

April 10th, 2013 admin
Coconut and a bottle of coconut milk

We all know that coconut milk is often recommended as one of the healthiest products. Nutritional value of coconut milk is the main basis for these recommendations.

This tropical product is a source of vitamins and minerals. Such a useful composition explains all these numerous benefits of this liquid. Our organism gets all necessary substances. Moreover this product improves our immune system, and help human beings resist different diseases .

Thus, this beverage can be called a very good natural remedy, especially for people suffering from existed immunity after winter or physical work. Coconut milk is also recommended for external application, since it is useful for our skin and care. That’s why we often meet this liquid as an ingredient of cosmetics for skin or hair care.

As we’ve already mentioned, coconut milk has an incredibly useful nutritional value. Let’s learn this fact in detail.

Minerals

CALCIUM (38 mg in 240 mg of the product): this mineral is an essential part of any diet. Our bones and teeth need calcium to be healthy and strong.

MAGNESIUM (89 mg in 240 mg). This mineral is required to have healthy blood system. Thus, it keeps blood pressure at normal levels and decreases the risk of heart attacks.

POTASSIUM (631 mg) AND PHOSPHORUS (240 mg). you can see that this tropical white liquid is really high in potassium. This product increases our energy level and keeps blood pressure under control. Phosphorus, in its turn, controls optimal functioning of the kidneys. Our bone health also depends on this element.

IRON (3.93 mg): Coconut milk helps for people suffering from anemia (lack of iron in the body). But is is possible to avoid this problem using coconuts as often as possible.

SELENIUM (14.88 mcg). This mineral stimulates thyroid gland work. The deficiency of selenium leads to autoimmune disorders and prostate cancer.

Other inredients

Proteins: coconuts are known to be high in proteins. Moreover, this beverage includes different types of proteins.

Vitamins: this drink includes different types of vitamins B. They are vitamin E, Vitamin C thiamine (B1), vitamin B3, folic acid and pantothenic acid.

Carbohydrates (13.3 g in one cup): if you are following a low carb diet, coconut milk is a good product for it.

Sugar (8 g in 240 g): this topical product pleases people with its sweet taste. In spite of this sweet taste, coconuts have an extremely low content of sugar

Fats(50 g in 240 g): coconuts are rich in saturated fats. Many people don’t want to drink coconut milk due to this fact. However, this liquid consists of healthy fats that influence our overall health.

What is coconut milk

Many people think that coconut milk is the liquid inside this tropical fruit. In fact, they mean transparent juice.

Coconut milk receiving, keeping the grated pulp in the hot water is so out of it are extracted oil and the substances, which are very tasty and sweet smell. The resulting emulsion is rather high fat content of up to 20%; fat is separated from the fluid, and remain delicious coconut cream.

Coconuts grow on 15-20 pieces together, and ripen fully in about 8-10 months. From a single tree in the year they gather not so many nuts – up to 120 pieces, but the palm-trees in the southern countries is growing a lot, and they may bear fruit in the course of 50 years.

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