It is amazing to me all the different ingredients that a simple coconut provides us with: flesh, water, milk, cream, butter, and oil.
Coconuts are full of the essential vitamins and minerals we need; these include vitamins B, C, and E, folic acid, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, and zinc.
Coconut milk is readily available from the shops, but if you look at the nutritional information on the back, you will notice that they have other ingredients in them too, such as stabilisers, emulsifiers, salt, and flavourings. In some cases, the percentage of coconut can be quite low.
It is, however, possible to make your own coconut milk at home, as well as the coconut cream to go with it. This will have nothing but pure coconut and will taste deliciously fresh.
The milk can be drunk straight, poured over cereal, and added to drinks, while the cream can be used in cooking or baking to make curries, smoothies, etc.