Some coconut milks are really fattening, and the only way you can tell is by checking the labels on the tin. The lighter ones aren’t always marked light, and the really fattening ones are just marked normal.
- Grace Brand coconut milk is 330 calories (9 Weight Watchers PointsPlus®) per 250 ml (8 oz / 1 cup)
- Globe Brand coconut milk is 100 calories (3 ww points) per 250 ml (8 oz / 1 cup)
- Maggi Brand coconut milk powder mix is 50 calories (1 ww point) per 175 ml (6 oz / 3/4 cup)
I recommend going with the coconut milk powder mix — if only for the sheer convenience of it. Here’s my review of coconut milk powder.
If you’re worried about the less-fattening ones being too “thin” for your sauces, remember that a teaspoon or two of corn starch (aka cornflour in the UK) packs a whallop of thickening powder without adding a boatload of calories.
Here’s the nutrition info on Globe brand coconut milk, one of the lightest canned ones around:
Here’s the nutrition info on Grace brand coconut milk, one of the more fattening canned ones around:
* PointsPlus™ calculated by PracticallyEdible.com. Not endorsed by Weight Watchers® International, Inc, which is the owner of the PointsPlus® registered trademark.
Sheila Jacobson says
I purchased pumpkin bisque soup at Pret a Manger in the Chicago loop. One of the ingredients was coconut milk. A small container (cup?) was 100 calories. Delicious. A small (palm size) baguette was complimentary.