Do you crave a rich and creamy texture in your vegetables and stews? What if this goodness accompanies a healthy and luxurious taste too? That sounds so appetizing!
Here is coconut cream for you, an ingredient that adds a sweet tropical touch to your dishes.
You can enrich your curries, sweets, puddings, and desserts with a dash of coconut cream.
What’s more, it also gives an instant upgrade to your soups, smoothies, sauces, and dips.
Coconut cream is mainly used in South Indian and Thai cuisines but can easily be incorporated into your cooking too.
What is coconut cream?
Coconut is a storehouse of health. This tropical fruit can be used in various forms. In summer, we love to savor coconut water. Sliced or grated coconut perks up recipes with its enticing flavor. Coconut milk and coconut cream are other two forms of coconut that have the ability to transform your bland dishes to super delicious ones.
Both are a substitute for each other but coconut cream is a thicker and creamier variety of coconut milk.Coconut cream is derived from the grated meat of a mature coconut.
Nutritional profile of coconut cream
Coconut cream is unsweetened and dairy free. It is, therefore, a dairy substitute in vegan dishes and also used in Keto-based diets.
However, coconut cream does have some saturated fat and carbohydrates. No doubt, it is rich in flavor and calories.
Adding coconut cream to your dishes can increase your intake of potassium, an essential nutrient. Potassium helps maintain blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and is good for bone health.
How to add coconut cream to your recipes
Coconut cream is super easy to use. Just replace butter or cream in your recipes and add coconut cream instead, in the end of the cooking process. For example, you can swap it on a crusty pumpkin pie or dish out that creamy mushroom soup with coconut cream.
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