This tropical fluid is filled with many useful properties. Only ½ liter contains 58 milligrams calcium, 48 milligrams phosphorus, 60 milligrams of magnesium and 600 of potassium. All this in a healthy mix of only 48 calories!
Coconut milk is rich in vitamins - C, B6, riboflamin and thiamin, which are invaluable for your digestive and heart systems. With all its valuable components, coconut milk becomes an integral part of our diet.
With its minerals, the tropical drink reduces the salt imbalance in the body that is the main culprit for high blood pressure. Consuming coconut milk is highly recommended after exercise or heavy physical activity when the body needs to recharge.
You should know that coconut milk contains a much higher concentration of fat than cow milk. It has a fat content of between 17 and 22 percent. The good news is that it is not fattening, quite the opposite – it has a lack of cholesterol in its composition. A cup of coconut milk contains less calories even than orange juice and stimulates the metabolism in the body.
Another plus in favor of this drink is that it is a potent antioxidant and helps to fight viruses. Controls blood sugar levels and helps to treat kidney problems, even considered an enemy of cancer.
Recent studies suggest that exotic drinks can be a good substitute for artificial milk for babies. According to scientists, it has lauric acid in its composition, which is found in breast milk.
The unquestionably beneficial ingredients of coconut milk are evident, so let me introduce a few recipes, which may include:
Fish with coconut milk
Prepare in 20 minutes.
Firstly, preheat oven to 200 degrees. Put two fillets of white fish in a baking bag. Add 200 ml. coconut milk and the grated peel and juice of 1 lime (or lemon) to it. Add seasoning and chopped chilli to the fish. Seal the bag and bake 20 minutes. Quick, easy, tasty and useful.
Chicken with cinnamon, ginger and coconut milk
This recipe is from the treasury of Indian cuisine. 6 chicken thighs are fried until golden. Once you are ready, remove them from the pan and place them briefly aside. Fry 1 head chopped onions, 1 chopped red pepper, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 teaspoon ginger. Put the chicken back in the pan with the 200 g fine cut potatoes, add 400 ml of coconut milk and 150 ml of broth. Leave on the heat until the potatoes are cooked.
Pumpkin soup with mint and coconut milk
½ kg pumpkin is cut into cubes and boiled. Blend it with 200 grams of sugar until it is cold. Add 200 ml coconut milk 200 ml milk, a packet of vanilla and grated rind of 1 lime (lemon does work too). Before dishing, finely chop mint and sprinkle. Enjoy your meal!