Coconut Products

    Canned whole coconut milk and cream with emulsifiers; canned coconut water.

    Source: Weston A Price Shopping Guide 2012

On the Coffs Coast...

    Apart from Ayam Premium coconut milk and cream, most coconut milks and creams contain emulsifiers to varying degrees.

    Spiral Organic Coconut Cream and Milk are labelled with a minimal content of Guar Gum (0.5%), whilst organic brands such as Celebes and Ceres have low amounts of emulsifiers, and available from all the good health food stores. Most of the other brands appear to contain around 50% of coconut kernel extract and 50% water and emulsifiers. Trident, TCC, Kara and some supermarket home brands, are second best to the above organic varieties. Keep posted for more updates on Coconut milks and creams with minimal emulsifiers. Don’t forget you can learn how to Make your own Coconut Milk.

    Coyo yoghurt is a cultured coconut milk (contains starch, tapioca and xylitol) and is available from Kombu, Bellingen. Canned coconut waters are now available from many retail stores. One reputable brand to look out for is Dr Martins Coconut Water, available from Kombu.

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    “Water”, “milk” and “cream” extracted from fresh coconuts; whole canned coconut milk without additives; canned coconut cream without additives; un-sweetened desiccated coconut meat; coconut vinegar. All canned products preferably in BPA-free containers.

    Source: Weston A Price Shopping Guide 2012

On the Coffs Coast...

    Fresh coconuts are usually found at growers markets, Kombu and supermarkets. Ayam premium coconut milk (82%) and coconut cream (100%) (not ‘lite’) available from all supermarkets have been processed without any known additives. You can learn How to Make Coconut Milk yourself without any additives by sourcing a fresh coconut or shredded unsweetened dried coconut.

    Desiccated, shredded, flour and vinegar, coconut products are available at all health food stores and the selected varieties from the health food sections of supermarkets. Some brands to look out for are NUI, Aclara, Lotus, Spiral.

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    Bellingen Growers Markets
    Bellingen Showground, Bellingen (Map)
    02 6655 1279 (Sue Kelly)
    2nd & 4th Saturday each Month 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    www.bellingengrowersmarket.com

    “Lite” coconut milk; sweetened coconut meat; coconut products containing preservatives.

    Source: Weston A Price Shopping Guide 2012