Trendy cooking: The coconut in all sauces

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The coconut has more than one trick in its bag! Exotic and gourmet, it is full of excellent nutrients to stay in shape and keep the line. Whether it is the flesh, the oil or the milk, coco is all right: it finds its place in all our dishes, salty and sweet. The proof with these 100% healthy coconut recipes.

, the coconut is not only a fashion effect: the nutritive assets of the coconut fruit are undeniable (iron, copper, manganese, etc.). Besides, it’s not for nothing that vegetarians love it! Coconut milk is an excellent alternative to animal milk.

Cooking

The coconut is ideal to bring a touch of exoticism to your dishes. It is indeed one of the basic ingredients of Indian, African and South American cuisine. Its flesh (shredded or chipped) gives crunchy salads and desserts.

Its milk delicately perfumes a wide variety of dishes, and can replace animal milk in most preparations: on cereals, cakes, pancakes, milkshakes or sauces.

Its oil is very useful in cooking. It is an excellent cooking oil  : it can be heated up to 180 ° C without losing its nutritive properties. It is also a stable oil that does not produce toxic compounds when heated. Its flavor and heat resistance make it an ideal oil for cooking, roasting and even frying meat, fish, vegetables and fruit. Prefer virgin coconut oil to refined coconut oil, less fragrant.

Health

The coconut flesh is very rich in fatty acid, so it is very digestible (consumption in large quantities is nevertheless advised against people who have cholesterol or cardiovascular problems). Its high dietary fiber makes it ideal for appetite suppressing and constipation.

Coconut milk is rich in iron and phosphorus. The latter play an essential role in the transport of oxygen and in the health of bones and teeth. The coconut water contains a lot of potassium and therefore an ideal energy drink for “moderate” sports (it is not quite high in sodium for active exercisers).

The coconut oil is used as a remedy for centuries in Asia and Polynesia. It protects against cardiovascular diseases, degenerative diseases, cancer and diabetes, promotes weight loss, facilitates digestion and has antibacterial properties. Scientists today consider coconut oil to be the healthiest. Choose a virgin coconut oil, but not necessarily organic (very few pesticides are used on coconut palms).