Tropical Traditions produces some of the finest coconut concentrate on the market. They have generously offered two of my readers a gallon of their fabulous Coconut Cream Concentrate! And the winners are…
Sue L and Jennifer C.
Please email me at Jill at Real Food Forager dot com with your mailing address within 48 hours in order to claim your prize!
One of the first changes to make when starting a real food diet is to take care of the fats and oils you are eating. Many people are still under the impression that the polyunsaturated vegetable fats are good and the saturated fats are bad. Frankly, it is just the opposite. Fortunately, coconut oil and other coconut products, like coconut cream concentrate, have begun to gain some positive media exposure as researchers realize it has been used for thousands of years.
Coconut cream concentrate is certified organic whole coconut meat in concentrated form. It is sometimes referred to as coconut butter, coconut manna or coconut spread. Tropical Traditions coconut cream concentrate contains no additives* (not even water). The dried coconut meat is ground very finely, giving it a creamy consistency due to its high fat content, much like other nut butters. Since it is 70% fat, it is a rich source of pure coconut oil. Take note that this is a food, not a cooking oil.
How To Use Coconut Cream Concentrate
I use this product in many recipes. You can simply mix it with water to create coconut milk for recipes. I use it mixed with nut butters to add taste and fiber. It is a great ingredient for any dairy-free recipe that requires something to hold ingredients together. Here are some of the recipes I use it in:
- Double Chocolate Raspberry Truffles
- Raw Coco Nutty Bites.
- Blueberry Coconut Pudding
- Shake To Go
- Chocolate Icing or Frosting.
As you can see, there are a lot of ways to use this delicious coconut cream concentrate! However, most times I simply eat it off the spoon!
This coconut concentrate is of the highest quality and so is the coconut oi!
Note: Coconut cream concentrate is NOT an oil for cooking, however you can gently warm in in a double boiler or a pan at #2 heat. If you over heat it – it will burn so be careful when melting it.