Plant-Based Milks: Coconut
A tulip glass half full of coconut milk. Credit: Lincoln Zotarelli, UF/IFAS
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plant-based; milk substitute; coconut milk; saturated fat

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Andreo, Celia, Daniela Rivero-Mendoza, and Wendy Dahl. 2020. “Plant-Based Milks: Coconut”. EDIS 2020 (5).


Plant-based alternatives to cow's milk have become a rising trend. Factors that may steer consumers toward nondairy milk alternatives include adherence to a vegan diet, lactose intolerance, allergy to cow's milk, or simply preference. Coconut milk is one of the many varieties of plant-based milk. Whether you are considered switching to or have already begun purchasing a plant-based milk, the purpose of this new 4-page guide is to inform you on the nutrient content of coconut milk and its potential health benefits and risks. Written by Celia Andreo, Daniela Rivero-Mendoza, and Wendy J. Dahl, and published by the UF/IFAS Food Science and Human Nutrition Department.
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