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Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is easily obtained and it's a great addition in terms of both taste and health to many recipes.

Coconut milk is a sweet, milky white cooking base derived from the meat of a mature coconut. The color and rich taste of the coconut milk can be attributed to the high oil content and sugars. Many people confuse it with the liquid found inside a coconut; that is most commonly known as "coconut water". Coconut milk, as called for in recipes, is taken from the meat of the coconut. The fresh meat can be squeezed directly or it can be grated and mixed with hot water and then squeezed dried. The first squeezing is known either as coconut cream as well, or 'thick' coconut milk. The second or even third time it is soaked in hot water and squeezed is known as 'thin' coconut milk. It can easily be made at home without too much trouble, or it can be bought from the store, either canned or frozen.

Coconut milk is very healthful, including several important nutrients, that can be hard to get in sufficient quantities elsewhere in the areas of the world that coconut milk is most commonly used.

 

 

 

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