Coconut milk is naturally found inside mature coconuts, stored within coconut meat. When you blend coconut meat with warm water and then strain it, the result is coconut milk. It can be used in various dishes, desserts and drinks as a dairy milk substitute.
Check shelf life of coconut milk sold in cartons along with expiry date. Canned coconut milk tends to have a long shelf life, remaining fresh for up to two years as long as they are unopened. Once coconut milk packet is opened, it should be consumed within two days.
If you are allergic to tree nuts, coconut milk is certainly not meant for you. Even if you consume unsweetened coconut milk, you are at the risk of absorbing high amount of sugar.(2)
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