Use in Asian cooking as a cooling balance to the heat. Coconut milk is also good in dairy-free yogurt and vegan desserts, from rice pudding to ice cream. Drink on its own, use as a base for silky smoothies, or mix with rum and pineapple juice for a decadent pina colada.
Tinned coconut milk will last unopened for a long time. Once opened, transfer the milk to a sealable container, keep in the fridge and use within a few days – the high oil content means it’ll go rancid quickly.
Essential is a workers’ co-operative based in the Westcountry. They’ve been trading in ethical produce for even longer than Riverford and are fantastically knowledgeable about their products.
They’ve managed to combine growing into one of the UK’s leading organic and Fairtrade wholesalers with remaining fanatically devoted to sustainable and ethical standards of living, business and food production.
Coconut (55%), water*
Allergens in bold.
|Energy (kJ)||876 kJ|
|Energy (kCal)||208 kCal|
|Fat (g)||22 g|
|of which Saturates (g)||19.3 g|
|Carbohydrate (g)||3.4 g|
|of which Sugars(g)||1.4 g|
|Protein (g)||2.1 g|
|Salt (g)||0 g|