Creamed coconut (also known as coconut cream concentrate or coconut butter) is a coconut product. Adding water to creamed coconut in the ratio 5:2 gives coconut cream, 5:1 coconut milk. Creamed coconut is added to Indian, South East Asian and Caribbean recipes to enrich curries and sauces.
Just so, how do you prepare creamed coconut?
To make coconut milk: Chop creamed coconut into pieces and place in a saucepan. Cover with boiling water and heat gently, stirring for around 10 minutes until the pieces are dissolved. You will now have a creamy coconut milk. Use in sauces, desserts and drinks.
Is creamed coconut good for you?
Despite the potential health benefits of coconut cream and its lack of cholesterol, Harvard School of Public Health researchers recommend limiting it in your daily diet because of its high saturated fat content. It's also important to remember that not all coconut cream products are the same.
Is coconut oil and coconut cream the same thing?
Despite the different names, these are actually the same thing: pureed coconut meat. With coconut cream/butter, you get all the healthy fats but with the fiber too. Coconut cream/butter is good added to smoothies. (A good coconut butter is Artisana Organic Raw Coconut Butter ).