Kokonati organic coconut milk is made from freshly grated coconut meat from mature kernels. The finely grated meat is steeped in purified hot water and strained through layers of cheesecloth in a purely mechanical process to extract the milk content. Our coconut milk is not a brilliant white color.This Organic coconut milk is evaporated with organic sugar to make this wonderfully thick condensed coconut milk. As we do not use preservatives, we do have to flash pasteurize the milk to be able to preserve, package and ship it from our tropical shores to cooler countries with climates not suitable for growing coconuts. How else can we share such a wonderful decadent vegan condensed milk with the rest of the world!
Condensed Coconut milk can be used as a dairy-free alternative, for smoothies and can even be frozen and whipped into a light creamy soft-serve ice cream! Use in desserts, slices, baking, smoothies, hot chocolate, tea & coffee.
Before first use : Contents may separate naturally. Before use, stir well to get an even texture. In cold weather (under 22 Deg C) place the can in a warm water bath for a few minutes and then shake well before opening.
Aroma and taste is freshly coconut. Depending on the harvest and season every batch of condensed milk can vary in color and to a minor degree in taste as it is a natural cottage-industry product that does not use any chemical refining, additives, or preservatives to standardize the product like with large-scale commercially standardized condensed milk.
Organic Coconut (58%), Organic cane sugar. Free of additives and preservatives.
Condensed coconut milk remains safe to use for even longer periods than its 2-year best-before date. Store the sealed can with minimal exposure to light and heat. Refrigerate on opening in a non-metal airtight container. Use within 3-4 days of opening. Freeze in ice cube trays for prolonged use Kokonati condensed coconut milk is packed at the origin, in the very plantations, the coconut is harvested from, to seal the freshness and reduce exposure from day one.
There is nothing else. No refining or coloring. Our coconut products are 100% zero-waste, all bi-products and waste materials make other eco products. See how. Control Union internationally accredits this product; Certified Organic (EU and USDA NOP), ISO, and/or HACCP certified.
Why coconut milk? Coconut milk is naturally rich in saturated fats, mainly short and medium-chain fatty acids (MCTs). The body does not usually store MCT fat. Instead, the body metabolizes MCT to provide instant energy. Almost a quarter of a portion of coconut milk contains MCTs, mainly Lauric acid. Lauric acid could boost the immune system. It has also been shown to promote brain development and bone health. This is why mother’s milk is one of the richest natural sources of Lauric acid. Next to mother’s milk, coconuts are the richest source of Lauric acid. “Lauric acid has microbial properties, so it can help protect against bacterial infection” notes Paul May, a professor at Bristol University in England.
Lauric acid may help in maintaining the elasticity of the blood vessels and in keeping them clean. This in turn, could also lower the risk for conditions like atherosclerosis and heart disease.
Coconut trees grow in rich volcanic soil, contributing to the high mineral content of coconut. So coconuts can contribute up to 22% of the recommended daily allowance of iron ( for women, it is lower for men) can be absorbed from a recommended serving of Coconut milk. With such a high level of iron, consuming coconut milk regularly could naturally decrease iron deficiency disorders. Apart from the beneficial MCT’s & mineral content, coconut milk also contains several antioxidant compounds, which can provide protection against harmful free radicals and their damaging effects on the body cells and tissues. Coconut milk can promote a healthy gut by relieving gastric symptoms, stomach ulcers, and even acid reflux. And if all those benefits aren’t enough. Coconut milk can even help to relax nerves and muscles, control blood sugar levels, lower blood pressure and reduce joint inflammation.
100+ years of coconut expertise
Our coconut milk sales support the traditional livelihoods of villagers in the rural coconut triangle of Sri Lanka. A third-generation coconut miller an engineer by profession, makes our coconut milk. He has fine-tuned the process of extracting the best quality milk backed by generations of coconut expertise. The mill also operates a not-for-profit brick and tile factory at the rear and a metal workshop that provides work for the youngsters of the village, building material for the community, and keeps the factory equipment ship-shape! Staff quarters are also provided for those who travel far from home.
Backed by generations of coconut expertise, and certified with ISO and Organic standards, the mill plays a vital role in the village community’s employment, welfare, and wellbeing. The management ensures the children of their workforce have access to school books and stationery for the entire school year! The mill also organizes religious and cultural events to inculcate a sense of belonging to a bigger cause, bringing a sense of pride and community to the villagers who are using age-old knowledge, treading lightly, and making a living for their families sustainably.
Price for quality
Our products are not mass-made. So we do not enjoy the economies of scale that supermarket brands do. We pay the millers and farmers a fair price. Multigenerational expertise and knowledge is behind every Kokonati product. They are the best quality they can be and easily justify the premium price for the premium quality you are getting.
We are fiercely loyal to the millers and families we work with. We also want to reward you for your loyalty. So, every time you purchase a Kokonati product, you also collect rewards points. Remember to sign up for the reward points (the black Rewards tab on the right edge of this screen ->). And redeem these points for a dollar discount at checkout.
Is Coconut Milk better than dairy milk?
Climate change and results from scientific studies and research highlight the inhumane aspects of dairy farming and the health complications caused. A little voice in every ‘conscious’ consumer’s mind asks the questions “How can I help?”. You can help by reducing the dairy products you consume. There are many dairy-free butter alternatives; seeds & nuts butter, even our raw creamed coconut butter, and toasted coconut butter are tasty alternatives. Vegan ‘cheese’ options are made from coconut flour and soy products too. Cutting down on dairy intake could be a start. Given the many dairy-free kinds of milk available now; Coconut Milk, Coconut cream Almond Milk, Rice Milk, Hemp Milk it is quite easy to go dairy-free!
Make a conscious decision
if you have read this article this far and it made sense to you, you are old enough not to be drinking from anyone’s mammary glands!
Packaging and recycling Available in 210g BPA free , easy-open tabbed aluminum cans. A light warm soak or a run under the hairdryer will remove the biodegradable labels. Dispose of the recyclable aluminum can in your recycling bin.
Word of caution. Coconut milk is high in fiber. So if you are new to consuming it, best to increase intake gradually. This allows the gut to get accustomed to it slowly.