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Coconut Milk

 

Nutritional Info.

Typical values per 100g
Energy kj 151
Kcal 36
Fat 2.3g of which saturates 2.1g
Carbohydrates 2.4g of which sugars 1.8g
Cholesterol 0g
Fibre <0.1g
Protein 1.6g
Salt 0.08g


Did You Know?

Our Coconut Milk is made from 99.9% coconut, making it different to other plant-based milk alternatives.

Check the ingredients on others and you’ll see that they’re made with regular water and often include rice and fillers. Compare this to our Coconut Milk which is 90.5% coconut water, 9.4% coconut cream and 0.1% xanthan gum (needed to stop the milk from separating).

Like our Coconut Oil and Creamed Coconut, our Organic Coconut Milk is a UK #1 Best Buy for non-dairy milk, as voted by the leading ethical magazine, Ethical Consumer.

Our Coconut Milk is available in most Asda stores (see stores here for Asda) and is launching in Morrisons on the 14th January (see stores here for Morrisons). You'll find it in the Long Life Section. 

What do I Taste Like?

Our Coconut Milk has a deliciously delicate coconut flavour, with a velvety smooth texture, much like dairy milk.



How to Use

The great thing about our Coconut Milk is that it’s a plant-based alternative to milk, suitable for vegans and anyone who is avoiding dairy or lactose.

Its rich texture makes it ideal to use in place of milk:

  • As a refreshing drink
  • Frothed in your coffee
  • Stirred into your tea
  • Blended into our Drinking Chocolate, Chai Mix or Turmeric Latte Mix
  • Poured into porridge or over cereals
  • Splashed into soups and sauces
  • In bakes
  • As a staple in your smoothie
  • Added to curries for a lighter coconut milk

When using as a drink, we recommend serving it chilled and once opened, store in the fridge and use within 3 days. It’s not suitable for freezing.

Lucy Bee Coconut Milk v Tinned Coconut Milk

These are slightly different products. Tinned coconut milk is usually a 50/50 split of regular water and coconut (sometimes coconut extract), and usually includes emulsifiers and stabilisers. Tinned coconut milk is usually used for cooking only, eg. curries.

Lucy Bee Coconut Milk is 90.5% coconut water and 9.4% creamed coconut, with 0.1% xanthan gum. It is more of a milk that you drink, add to smoothies, porridge, cereals and use in baking and sauces. It is still good to use in cooking and is a lighter version ie with less fat.

The difference is that you usually wouldn’t drink a tin of coconut milk, whereas ours is intended to be enjoyed as a drink alternative, as well as cooking.

Coconut Milk FAQs:

Q: How long will coconut milk keep in a fridge?
A: Unopened, our Coconut Milk will keep until the Best Before Date. Once opened, store in the fridge and use within 3 days. Our Coconut Milk is best served chilled.

Q: What does coconut milk taste like?
A: Our Coconut Milk has a delicious coconutty taste.

Q: Can coconut milk be frozen?
A: Our Coconut Milk is NOT suitable for freezing.

Q: Is this the same as coconut milk from a tin?
A: No, it is not. Tinned coconut milk is usually a 50/50 split of regular water and coconut (sometimes coconut extract), and usually includes emulsifiers and stabilisers. Tinned coconut milk is generally used in cooking, such as curries etc. 

Lucy Bee Coconut Milk is 90.5% coconut water, 9.4% coconut cream, with 0.1% xanthan gum (to stop it from separating). It is more of a milk that you drink, add to smoothies, porridge, cereals and use in baking and sauces. It is still good to use in cooking and is a lighter version ie. with less fat.

The difference is that you usually wouldn’t drink a tin of coconut milk, whereas ours is intended to be enjoyed as a drink alternative, as well as cooking.

Q: Is coconut milk better for you than ordinary milk?
A: It depends on what you are looking for in a milk. Coconut milk isn’t per say better than milk, however it is beneficial for those who may be lactose intolerant, or do not consume dairy products, for various reasons, such as vegans.  

It is lower in carbohydrates and sugars in comparison to milk. 

Q: Is coconut milk bad for you?
A: Our Coconut Milk drink is not bad for you to drink. It can be consumed as part of a healthy balanced diet and is a plant-based alternative to milk. 

Q: What are the benefits of coconut milk?
A: Lucy Bee Coconut Milk drink is a source of protein with 17.78% of its energy source coming from protein:

  • Protein contributes to a growth in muscle mass
  • Protein contributes to the maintenance of muscle mass
  • Protein contributes to the maintenance of normal bones

Our Coconut Milk contains no added sugar or sweeteners and is low in naturally occurring sugars 

It is a plant-based alternative to animal milks and has a better taste and texture than lots of plant-based milks, which are mainly just water and are also bulked out with fillers. Whereas Lucy Bee Coconut Milk is just coconut water (90.5%), creamed coconut (9.4%) and a smidge of xanthan gum (0.1%).

Q: Is coconut milk or almond milk better for you?
A: It depends what you’re looking for. If you can’t have nut milks due to allergies, then this coconut milk drink is a suitable alternative as there are no nuts in it. 

It’s also worth looking at what your almond milk is made up of. Is it just almonds and water, or are there other things added into it? 

Q: Is coconut milk a saturated fat?
A: Per 100ml, Lucy Bee Coconut Milk contains 2.1g of saturated fat which is a little bit less than full fat milk. Full fat milk usually has a range of 2.4g-2.6g of saturated fat per 100ml.

Lucy Bee Coconut Milk is lower in carbohydrates than many nut-based milks, which use rice for fillers. Our Coconut Milk has a creamy texture, with no added sugars or fillers. 

Q: Can the packaging be recycled?
A: Our Coconut Milk is packed in a Tetra pack, which is recyclable - the carton is mixed with water and shredded in a giant blender to separate the materials: the paper pulp is dried and pressed into high quality fibre; the shredded plastic is melted, then cooled into pellets for reuse; the polymers and aluminium are combined and pressed into lumbers. Click here for more info.

Fair Trade

Our Coconut Milk is from the Philippines and is certified Fair Trade by Fair Trade Sustainability Alliance (FairTSA). This means:

  • No monkeys are used to pick the coconuts used in this milk
  • Funds to feed undernourished children
  • Support for coconut planting
  • Education at all levels
  • No exploitation of workers
  • Sustainable community projects