There is a lot to love about coconuts. Not only does the sweet smell and flavor of coconuts instantly transport you to the tropics, but in recent years, modern medicine has confirmed that coconuts also host a ton of nutritional and health-promoting properties. Coconuts are antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-parasitic, meaning they kill harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Coconuts are also an abundant source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. They have tons of calcium, magnesium, potassium, and plenty of electrolytes.
With a list of amazing properties like this, it’s no surprise that coconut products have been springing up all over the place. Nowadays, in addition to oil, water, and milk, there are coconut chips, flour, butter, and even bacon! In fact, these products have grown in popularity so much that they are even available online. If you want to incorporate the deliciousness and nutrition of coconuts in your diet, check out these 16 products made with coconut!
So Delicious Unsweetened Vanilla Coconut Milk
Coconut milk, along with soy and almond, have gotten tremendously popular over the last few years. So Delicious Unsweetened Vanilla Coconut Milk is a dairy-free beverage made primarily from coconut cream, water, vanilla flavor, calcium phosphate, magnesium phosphate, guar gum, and xanthum gum. It also contains vitamin D2, folic acid, and vitamin B-12. Each 1 cup-serving has 45 calories, 10 percent of the daily requirement for vitamin A, 30 percent for vitamin D, and 50 percent of vitamin B12. Reviewers are reporting that this product is tasty, has a nice coconut flavor, and is a great option for consumers who want their milk to be soy-free in addition to dairy-free. You can get one 32-ounce container for $10.
Dang Toasted Coconut Chips
Dang Toasted Coconut Chips is a gluten-free and non-GMO snack made from three ingredients: coconut, cane sugar, and sea salt. Each one-ounce serving has 200 calories, 11 grams of sugar, two grams of protein, and five grams of fiber. Dang suggests adding these chips to trail mix, parfaits, or salads. Reviewers are reporting that while other coconut snacks tend to be too sweet, these chips are light, flaky, crispy, and the perfect balance of salty and sweet. You can get one three-ounce bag for $7.75.
Coo-Koo Coconut Flour
Coo-Koo for Coconut Flour is truly a flour you can feel good about. Gluten-free, low carb, low glycemic, and high fiber, this flour is ideal for consumers of various dietary preferences or health concerns. Unlike other coconut flour brands that sometimes suffer from an orange or brown hue from excess husk particles, Coo-Koo Coconut Flour is a natural unbleached white, hexane free with no artificial or GMO ingredients. And if you’re not a fan of coconut flavor, take note that reviewers share this product does not transfer any coconut flavor into your creations. One one-pound bag comes out to $8.
Vita Coco Pure Coconut Water
Vita Coco Pure Coconut Water is a convenient way to get vitamin and mineral-rich coconut water without having to buy an actual coconut. Instead, Vita Coco packs their gluten-free coconut water in Tetra Pak packaging with a resealable cap. Reviewers are saying that this water tastes great, is very hydrating, and the package is a great size for on-the-go travel. You can get a pack of 12 11.1-ounce containers for $14.
Bob’s Red Mill Unsweetened Flaked Coconut
Bob’s Red Mill Unsweetened Flaked Coconut is a non-GMO, unsulfured coconut product. It is coconut in its natural state with no preservatives. Reviewers are reporting that these coconut flakes are delicious, very fresh-tasting, and tastes great with almond yogurt and non-dairy ice cream. You can get one 12-ounce bag for about $8.50.
Nutiva O'Coconut Treats
Eating healthy doesn’t necessarily mean you have to ignore all of your sweet cravings (if that’s even possible…) Nutiva O’Coconut Treats are the prime example of the kind of treat that you can still enjoy even if you’re trying to eat healthy. They are lightly sweetened with coconut flakes, have the smoothness and nourishment from coconut oil, and enjoy a nutty burst of flavor from hemp and chia. They’re also individually wrapped so that you can just grab one for the road. Reviewers are reporting that these bite-sized treats are soft, perfect for coconut lovers, and satisfying (even if you just have one). You can get one package of eight pieces for $5.50.
Native Forest Coconut Cream
There are two ways of obtaining coconut cream. You can either refrigerate a can of full-fat coconut milk overnight until it solidifies and then scoop out the cream, or you can buy a product like Native Forest Coconut Cream. This organic and unsweetened product is made from just organic coconut, water, and is given its consistency from organic guar gum (less than 1 percent). The can used is also BPA-free. Reviewers are saying that this coconut cream is good quality, rich, and creamy. Reviewers have been using it as a whipped cream alternative, a non-dairy way to add creaminess to dishes, and as a way to thicken up homemade almond milk. Some reviewers feel that the size of this product is too tiny (5.4-ounce can) but others have pointed out that since coconut cream spoils pretty quickly, it’s actually been beneficial to have a smaller amount. You can get a pack of 12 cans for about $16.50.
Ancel Coco Rallado
Ancel Coco Rallado, or grated coconut, is a product made to be used in cakes or baked goods. This is not dry grated coconut, it is packaged in a can of heavy sugar syrup and a bit of corn syrup so that the sugar doesn’t crystallize. Reviewers are reporting that this wet grated coconut tastes wonderful in between layers of sponge cake. To try it out yourself, you can get a pack of six 17-ounce cans for about $19.
Phoney Baloney’s Coconut Bacon
Did you know that with the right seasoning, you can transform coconut chips into the smoky, salty indulgence of bacon? It’s true! Phoney Baloney’s Coconut Bacon, for instance, takes crispy coconut flakes and coats them in a mixture made from tamarin, soybean salt, maple syrup, liquid smoke, natural hickory, grape seed oil, sea salt, and pepper spices. Phoney Baloney suggests using this product anywhere you would normally use bacon, so salads, sandwiches, and baked potatoes. And reviewers are loving this product. Reviewers have described it as delicious, wonderfully textured, very smokey-tasting, and a great alternative to the meat version. While many have said that this does not perfectly emulate bacon, all have said that it should be able to satisfy anyone’s craving bacon. To try it for yourself, you can get two 3.5-ounce bags for $16.
Artisana Organics Raw Coconut Butter
Raw coconut butter has pretty much the same nutritional benefits of coconut oil (lauric acid, boost in metabolism, healthy fats, amino acids) except it’s a spreadable butter that can be used in the place of regular butter or as a healthy addition to smoothies. Artisana Organics Raw Coconut Butter is a gluten-free, GMO-free, low-sodium, and 95 percent organic butter that is made from just raw coconut flesh. Two tablespoons of this butter contains two grams of protein and five grams of fiber. Reviewers are reporting that this butter has excellent flavor and consistency, is delicious (even by the spoonful), and is a healthy snack. Just be sure to bring this product to room temperature and stir before use, as a few Amazon reviewers pointed out. You can get one 14-ounce jar of this butter for $12.80.
Coconut Dream Yogurt
The thick and rich texture of coconut cream makes it a great base for non-dairy yogurt. Coconut Dream Yogurt, for example, is a non-GMO, soy-free, and dairy-free yogurt that is made primarily from coconut cream, evaporated cane syrup, corn starch, tapioca, and pectin. It even contains live and active cultures just like traditional yogurt. This particular posting is for the “Plain” flavor, but Coconut Dream also offers flavors like Vanilla, Blueberry, and Raspberry. You can get a six-ounce container of this yogurt for just a little under $1.50.
Creative Snacks Organic Coconut Bites
Creative Snacks Organic Coconut Bites are little granola-like clusters that make it super easy to enjoy the nutritional benefits of coconut and then some. Each cluster contains coconut, organic cane sugar, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, brown rice syrup, and organic black chia seeds. Each 1/2 cup-serving has 150 calories, three grams of protein, and two grams of dietary fiber. Reviewers are reporting that this snack is sweet, crispy, and slightly chewy. Many reviews have also pointed out that although the packaging shows a rather large coconut cluster, much of the bag arrives in smaller crumbly pieces. People have also said that you can find this product at a cheaper price at the big box discount store, Sam’s Club. If you don’t live near one of these stores, however, it might be worth buying. You can get one 12-ounce bag for $14.50.
Wholesome! Organic Coconut Palm Sugar
Coconut palm trees produce all sorts of goodies for us. Obviously coconuts, but also coconut nectar and coconut sugar. Wholesome! Organic Coconut Palm Sugar, is made from the sap of cut flower buds of the coconut palm. The sap is placed under high heat until almost all of the water has evaporated and then voila! Coconut Sugar. Since it can be used at a 1:1 ratio with sugar, you won’t need to do any math in the kitchen! Always a plus. Reviewers are saying that this product is a tasty, fresh-tasting, and good alternative for sugar. You can get
Lets Do Organic Creamed Coconut
Creamed coconut usually comes in a solid block. It’s different than coconut cream with a texture similar to shortening or hydrogenated lard. Technically, it’s pure coconut flesh, pulverized and formed into solid blocks that can be broken up into chunks. Lets Do Organic Creamed Coconut is made from just one ingredient: organic coconut. The company suggests adding this unsweetened creamed coconut to sauces, curries and smoothies. Reviewers are reporting that this coconut cream is strong and flavorful, creamy and soft when brought to room temperature, and very versatile. As one Amazon reviewer clarifies, this is not the same as coconut milk and is instead more like a spread. You can get a six-pack of seven-ounce boxes for a little over $13.50.
Philippine Dried Young Coconut Snacks
Philippine Dried Young Coconut Snacks is a sweet, dried fruit snack made from three ingredients: coconut, sugar, and sodium metabisulfite (as a preservative). The coconut used in this product is early harvested and from the Philippines. Each serving of this snack (1.5 ounces) has 150 calories, one gram of protein, and eight grams of dietary fiber. Reviewers are reporting that this snack is good quality, addictively delicious, and very fresh-tasting. Some reviewers have pointed out that this snack has quite a bit of sugar in it (18 grams) but others have also pointed out that this is less than you will find in most candies and that this snack should be treated as a healthier candy not just a wholesome form of sustenance. You can get one 18-ounce bag of this product for $17.
Viva Labs Coconut Oil
Using coconut oil for cooking instead of olive or vegetable is one of the easiest ways to benefit from the nutritional profile of coconuts. Viva Labs Coconut Oil is an unrefined, extra-virgin, cold-pressed coconut oil that is also organic, kosher, and gluten-free. Viva Labs does not use pesticides, bleach, or hexane in their product. While this coconut oil is a number one best seller in Amazon’s Hair Treatment Oils, as Viva Labs clarifies on the label, this product can also be used for cooking and baking purposes. Reviewers are saying that while this oil is good quality and while it has a subtle taste of coconut it doesn’t overpower the dish too much. You can get one 16-ounce tub for about $11.
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