Coconut is a rising star in the nutritional world, and for good reason! It is such a versatile fruit, each component of the coconut providing unique health benefits and functions in the kitchen…
Coconut water is loved by many for its super-hydrating properties. It is loaded with calcium, potassium and magnesium, zinc, selenium, iodine, sulphur, manganese, boron, molybdenum, ascorbic acid and B-complex vitamins. Coconut water is, therefore, a fantastic electrolyte drink that is low in sugar too! Not only a great addition to smoothies and fresh juices, coconut water is a great pre- or post-workout option, or simply to rehydrate on a hot summer day.
After drinking the deliciously hydrating coconut water straight from the coconut, why not scoop the flesh out with a spoon? This could be a tasty sweet snack or even a dessert, without any nasties! It is rich in fibre, which promotes a healthy digestive system, and will keep you feeling full for longer!
Coconut oil is a medium-chain saturated fat, the ‘good’ kind of saturated fat that encourages energy from our food to be used rather than stored as fat. The lauric acid found in coconut oil has antiviral and antibacterial properties, therefore may act as an immune booster.
All coconut sweeteners, including coconut sugar, coconut nectar and coconut powder are harvested from the blossoms of the coconut tree. These natural sweeteners have a subtle, brown sugar-like taste with a slight hint of caramel. A great alternative to raw or brown sugar, coconut sugar has a low GI and will not negatively impact your blood sugar unless consumed in excess.
You can find one form or other of coconut in almost all of our Raw Kitchen products!
Come in and talk to us about the types of coconut we use in our breakfasts, salads, smoothies, sandwiches, sweet treats and of course our token raw cakes!