Difference between coconut milk and coconut water?
Coconut water is the clear liquid from the centre of the young, green coconut and is low in fat but rich in easily digested carbohydrates.
Coconut milk comes from the fruit’s white flesh.Coconut flesh (the white part) is grated and soaked in hot water. The coconut cream rises to the top and can be skimmed off. The remaining liquid is squeezed through a cheesecloth to extract a white liquid that is coconut milk.
Coconut milk is a white, milky substance extracted from the flesh of mature coconuts. It can benefit health in several ways, such as by stimulating weight loss and lowering cholesterol.
Similar health benifits of using coconut milk and coconut water
- Weight loss
Coconut milk contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which researchers have linked with weight loss. MCTs stimulate energy through a process called thermogenesis, or heat production.
- Heart health
Research has linked diets rich in saturated fat with high cholesterol an increased risk of heart disease . Some people may not consider coconut milk to be heart-healthy, because of its high fat content.
However, different sources of saturated fats may affect the body in different ways. Also, genetics play a role in how a person metabolizes saturated fats and the extent to which these fats impact health.
- Boots immune system
Coconuts contain a lipid called lauric acid, and many researchers believe that lauric acid can support the immune system.
- Rich Nutritious
These are two separate coconut drinks and have different nutritional profiles. Here is a comparison between 1 cup (240mL) of coconut water and milk:
|Nutrition||Coconut water||Coconut milk|
|Carbs||9 grams||13 grams|
|Kali||17 % DV||18 % DV|
|Magie||15 % DV||22 % DV|
|Mangan||17 % DV||110 % DV|
|Natri||11 % DV||1 % DV|
|Vitamin C||10 % DV||11 % DV|
|Folate||2 % DV||10 % DV|
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