You may recall another review and giveaway sponsored by the amazing people over at Tropical Traditions. Today I would love to introduce you to their Coconut Cream Concentrate. We recently had a family gathering so I was given the opportunity to try out a recipe using the Coconut Cream Concentrate.
The recipe I made was one from the Free Coconut Recipes website for:
Creamy Coconut Cinnamon Smoothie
This smoothie was a definite hit among my family especially the kids. They went through it rather fast and so did some of the adults 😉 It was smooth and creamy. As it gets closer to the holidays this is definitely a drink I will be making for family and friends.
What makes Coconut Cream Concentrate so different?
Commercial coconut milks and creams are generally sold in cans, or sometimes boxes and tetra packs. The main ingredient in these products is water. If the fat content is 17%, it is called “coconut milk.” If the fat content is 24%, it is called “coconut cream.” But most of what you are purchasing is water. Coconut Cream Concentrate, on the other hand, has NO water, and is pure coconut. Unlike the commercial varieties, it also contains ALL the fiber of the coconut. Pure, dried coconut contains more fiber per gram than even oat bran! This fiber has been stripped out of commercial coconut milks and coconut creams. Also, almost all commercial coconut milks and creams have additives to prevent the water from separating from the coconut oil, and also have sulfites added to keep it white longer. Sometimes these additives are so small, that the FDA does not require them to list them on their labels as ingredients. Coconut Cream Concentrate, however, contains NO additives and NO preservatives at all: it is 100% natural coconut made from certified organic Philippine coconuts grown without pesticides or fertilizers. Coconut Cream Concentrate comes packaged in 1 pint or 1 quart glass jars.
Now my husband (love him to death) when I first received my jar of coconut cream has his mind set that he had, had it before and knew how it tasted. Well he pulls the jar out of the box opens it and dips his spoon in and takes a taste. The look on his face was priceless, he stated that it didn’t taste anything like the canned creams you buy from the store. So I after having a good laugh at his expense, I explained to him that you have to actually prepare the coconut cream concentrate. Here is how it works:
Tropical Traditions is offering one Organic Mommy Today reader a chance to win their own jar of Coconut Cream Concentrate.
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