Coconut Milk in Aseptic Packaging
Coconut milk is a vegetable drink, widely used in South American and Asian cuisine, that has gained great popularity over the last few years. It is obtained by mixing the crushed pulp of ripe coconut with water (including the fruit itself), giving rise to a liquid with a slightly sweet taste, with appearance and color very similar to cow’s milk. It obviously has very different nutritional properties to the latter and that make it suitable for preparing many recipes, especially for vegan or lactose intolerant people.
Aseptic Coconut Milk for HORECA
Nowadays you can find fresh coconut milk in any supermarket. But one option to consider is its use in aseptic packaging. Aseptic coconut milk is marketed in bags that keep excellent sanitary conditions. In this way, coconuts can be harvested at their best and the product can be properly preserved so that it can be distributed anywhere in the world.
Organoleptic characteristics are barely altered. Nutritional value will remain intact and microbiological risk is significantly reduced. Another advantage of this aseptic vegetable drink is that it can be stored at room temperature for a long time, provided the container has not been opened, without losing its properties. This is an especially useful feature for the use of coconut milk in professional kitchens.
Aseptic packaging maintains product food safety without refrigeration or preservatives. This allows coconut milk to retain all its color, texture, taste and nutritional value for at least 6 months.
The use of coconut milk in aseptic is simple, and can be used in many different elaborations.
A Quality Product for Hospitality and Industry
Coconut milk is a product that offers multiple culinary possibilities. Not only serves to improve the flavor and texture of many dishes, it is ideal for preparing sauces, although it is also used in the elaboration of fruit smoothies, smoothies or bowls to get a proper texture and an intense flavour. It is even often combined with different culinary spices, such as curry, to further enhance the exotic point of the recipe.
Due to its 100% vegetable origin, coconut milk is widely used in making vegan dishes, so it is a common ingredient not only in vegetarian restaurants but also in all those hospitality businesses that want to offer vegan options to their customers.
In CORAÇAÍ we sell coconut milk of excellent quality in exclusive format for the Horeca Channel and Industry. It is a product that does not require controlled temperature in transport and is available in aseptic bags of 20 kg and in cans of 400 ml.
We adapt to the specific needs of our professional customers. Whether small business or large industry, being possible to buy from 1 box to complete pallets. We have stock all year and we deliver anywhere in Spain and the Balearic Islands within 24 to 48 hours.
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Coconut Milk: Nutrition Facts
Coconut milk is a food that has good quality nutrients for the body, so it can be included in a healthy diet. Therefore, not only serves to improve the flavor and texture of many dishes, but will contribute to avoid deficits that end up conditioning the functioning of the body. However, when choosing the product it is key to look at the content of fatty acids. It goes without saying that the one with the highest percentage of lipids will be more interesting from the nutritional point of view. It will even add more flavour. But it will also be more energetic, so other adjustments may need to be made to the guideline to maintain balance.
Coconut milk is a food that is characterized because it has enough fat inside, although high quality.
Before starting it is important to note that coconut milk is quite different from other vegetable drinks. Its lipid profile is much more beneficial, although it does not reach the omega 3-omega 6 ratio of grass-fed cows. Even so, it is far below other options such as soy drinks, with clear predominance of omega 6, which in the medium term could be inflammatory.
First of all, the concentration of coconut milk in minerals. It is a drink capable of providing elements such as iron, potassium and phosphorus, all of them essential for the body. It is true that iron of vegetable origin has a low availability, but its absorption is enhanced in the presence of vitamin C, also existing in the product.
In addition, we are talking about a liquid that is capable of providing fiber, something unbecoming of most drinks. This compound is particularly useful for intestinal health, as it helps to improve the density of the microbiota and prevents major alterations that can lead to inflammatory pathologies.
As far as energy is concerned it is key to talk about the presence of 200 kcal per 100 ml of product. It is undoubtedly a dense drink at this point, but this will not cause an increase in body weight unless the overall nutritional pattern is unbalanced. Just keep in mind that a significant part of all this energy comes from fats, because coconut milk does not have glucose or fructose inside.
It is mainly capable of providing saturated fatty acids, such as lauric acid. It is a nutrient that has been linked in the past with an increased risk of developing cardiovascular pathology, although today it is known that this is not the case. In fact, an insufficient supply of these elements could end up causing deficits in testosterone production in the body, according to a study published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics.
Coconut milk has the characteristic of being an antiviral and antimicrobial product, so it enhances the functioning of the immune system. This is mainly due to the fatty acid profile that is concentrated inside. For this reason it can be included in the guideline frequently along with other foods high in vitamin C and zinc to enhance the body’s defenses.
Moreover, it is positive for bones, given the amount of calcium it provides. This element is responsible for forming part of bone tissue, thus reducing the risk of fractures in the future. It is especially important for women, since from menopause they lose mineral density progressively. Unless certain preventive measures are taken. This is indicated by research published in Menopause.
Nor should we forget that potassium will help maintain proper blood pressure control. This element exerts an antagonistic effect to sodium, so it will be important to maintain balanced consumption of both nutrients in order to ensure a homeostasis situation that protects the cardiovascular system.
Coraçaí Coconut Milk
As you have seen, coconut milk is a quality food that can be included regularly in routines, especially in the kitchen. Serves as a base in the preparation of multiple dishes, both sweet and savory. Being a 100% vegetable drink, it has no lactose or milk proteins, so it is an excellent alternative to animal milk for both vegans and intolerant or allergic to lactose.
Buy our coconut milk packaged in aseptic pouch or can is an ideal choice for professional hotel kitchens, vegan restaurants and all kinds of hospitality businesses. Other advantages are its ease of conservation, duration and availability throughout the year
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The nutritional information of this article has been provided by Saúl Sánchez Arias, nutritionist specializing in sports nutrition and nutrigenomics.
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