Healthy Bites : Coconut Milk

A bottle of coconut milk

Coconut flesh is highly nutritious and rich in fibre, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous.

Coconut milk is lactose-free so can be used as a milk substitute by those with lactose intolerance.

It is a popular choice with vegans, and makes a great base for smoothies, milkshakes or as a dairy alternative in baking.

It is thought that consumption of coconut milk and other coconut-derived foods may help protect the body from infections and viruses.