COCONUT MILK PROPERTIES
What is coconut milk?
Coconut milk or Santan is the ground endosperm of the seed of coconut, the fruit of the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera L.)
Coconut is a nut, which has a very green and not consumed fibrous mesocarp (similar to a walnut or an almond). The edible part of this fruit is the seed pulp.
Mature coconut seed accumulates inside an oily and aromatic, white, solid pulp which can be consumed, called "coconut".
Diffences between coconut milk and coconut water
When the pulp of fresh coconuts is ground, you get a thick, oily liquid called coconut milk, coconut juice or Santan.
Do not confuse coconut milk with coconut water. Coconut water is the aqueous liquid inside immature coconuts, while they have not still been formed or they have not collected pulp fats.
This liquid or coconut water is often consumed fresh with the fresh coconut acting as container. It has recently become a packaged beverage sold in some countries under the trade name of "Zico coconut water."
Photo of a coconut milk tin.
Nutritional value of coconut milk
Coconut milk in the diet
Other uses of coconut milk
Due to its content of phytohormones, coconut milk stimulates the growth of plants. Simply dilute the coconut milk and apply irrigation with water to your plants regularly.
Nutritional composition of coconut milk per 100g.
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.