Although we adore our almond milk, oat milk, and cashew milk, the coconut milk industry is booming. As the global population continues to steer clear of cows milk, the global demand continues to rise. A recent report by research firm Transparency Market Research credited the rise of vegan diet to the accelerating growth rate of the coconut milk industry.

Big names in coconut milk manufacturing market are Goya Foods, Pureharvest, Pacific Foods and WhiteWave Foods. North America accounted for the majority share of the coconut milk market in 2015 and it is expected to remain so over the forecast period.

From shredded coconut to coconut oil, to coconut water and milk, coconuts have a variety of uses. Coconut milk comes from the grated ‘meat’ of a fully mature coconut. It’s no surprise that it’s so popular with its rich taste, color and health benefits!

Not only is coconut milk delicious but it is also an excellent source of valuable B vitamins, vitamins C and E, along with plenty of minerals including phosphorus, copper, iron, selenium, calcium, manganese, and magnesium. It also contains lauric acid, which is used in the body for natural energy.

TMR stated, “The adoption of natural food products and consumer preference for a vegan diet has fuelled [sic] the demand for coconut milk globally.”

Care for some coconut milk recipes?

As the demand grows, so do the amount of unique, fun and delicious recipes. Enjoy a few from our Food Monster App so you can see what all the obsession is about.

Coconut Probiotic YogurtCoconut Probiotic Yogurt

For a healthy breakfast option, try this Coconut Probiotic Yogurt. If you’re a fan of the thicker, tarter Greek-style yogurts, then fermentation is the route for you.

Beautiful Berry Coconut Smoothie BowlsBeautiful Berry Coconut Smoothie Bowls

These bright and nutritious Beautiful Berry Coconut Smoothie Bowls is loaded with good-for-you ingredients like bananas, mixed berries, coconut water, flaxseed meal, and oats, and the best part is it can be completely customized to your liking.

Turmeric Coconut Milk Vegetable CurryTurmeric Coconut Milk Vegetable Curry

This Turmeric Coconut Milk Vegetable Curry is the perfect combination of ingredients. This simple, but flavorful, the recipe is ready for the dinner table in just 30 minutes! This dish is best when served hot, over a bed of fresh rice.

You can also learn How to Make Homemade Coconut Milk! You can also buy as many coconut milks as you wish on Amazon. Some classic favorites are Califia Farms Coconut Almondmilk BlendSo Delicious Dairy Free Coconutmilk BeverageSilk Coconut Milk and Goya Milk Coconut!

If you enjoy vegan coconut milk recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it’s available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions. The app is loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly & vegan recipes/cooking tips, has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more!

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