Whether you’re making curry or other types of sauces, classic organic coconut milk is a valuable addition to Caribbean, Thai, or Indian cuisine. Native Forest produces this healthy coconut product in a recyclable can, though the recommendation is to refrigerate it in glass or plastic after opening. (After being exposed to cool temperatures, the fat in coconut milk can be stirred back in with gentle re-heating.) Vegan, gluten-free, pareve, and non-GMO, this coconut milk is a surefire crowd-pleaser, especially since it can replace regular milk in many popular recipes and lend a unique flavor to signature dishes. Because it comes from a plant, coconut milk is also lactose-free, despite its name. The production of this particular brand of coconut milk happens with awareness of the environment of the Thailand valley where the coconuts are sourced and harvested. The only additive is organic guar gum, which helps the milk to maintain its consistency.
Coconuts are famously nutritious and healthy. They contain beneficial fatty acids, plus they are an excellent source of calcium, copper, manganese, iron, zinc, potassium and magnesium. Furthermore, coconut is a good source of B complex vitamins like: riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxine, folates and thiamine. There’s also another important constituent contained in the water of our favorite drupe, and it’s called cytokinins. This compound has shown considerable anti-trombotic, anti-aging and anti-carcinogenic effects.