Coconut Milk Instant Powder

Coconut Milk Powder

Coconut Milk Powder

 

As a cook, there’s four things about coconut milk.

  • Makes a fabulous base for gorgeous curries and other sauces;
  • Can be more fattening than double cream;
  • You never have it around when you want it;
  • There’s always an opened half-can of it way past best-by at the back of the fridge that you didn’t know what to do with.

This instant powdered coconut milk addresses all four issues quite neatly:

  • It tastes great in cooking (you won’t taste any difference);
  • It is extremely low fat;
  • It’s always to hand; and,
  • You mix up just what you need when you need it so none ever need go to waste.

To make thin coconut milk, add 1 tablespoon of the powder to 175 ml (3/4 cup) of warm water, and whisk or stir well. To make thicker coconut milk, use 2 tablespoons of the powder.

Being powdered, though, it also presents the opportunity to reconstitute it not with water, but with a broth or stock for added layers of flavour.

Here’s the nutrition on it:

Nutrition Facts
Per 1 tablespoon (8g)

Amount % Daily Value*
Calories 50
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 4.5g 23%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 05.g 10%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

That works out to just 1 Weight Watchers PointsPlus® per tablespoon used, which beats the pants off even coconut milk labelled as “light.” Grace brand also apparently makes a powdered coconut milk, with the same low points.

Here’s my quick overview of coconut milk in general.

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* PointsPlus™ calculated by PracticallyEdible.com. Not endorsed by Weight Watchers® International, Inc, which is the owner of the PointsPlus® registered trademark.

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