Coconut Products

 

In recent years, the New Zealand Pacific Island population has been advised to stop eating their traditional fat - coconut oil. This is due to the mistaken belief that saturated fats cause high cholesterol and heart disease. They actually do neither. Rather, coconut oil in particular has whole range of health benefits, including:

  • Short chain fatty acids make it easy to digest
  • Anti-fungal, anti-viral & anti-bacterial properies
  • Increases metabolism
  • Supports the thyroid gland

So Pacific Islanders and other New Zealanders can feel confident in eating good quality coconut oil.

We currently stock: Coconut amino sauce ~ Young coconut water ~ 3 high quality Coconut oils ~ Coconut ghee (coconut oil combined with ghee) ~ Creamed coconut ~ Coconut flour.

See the Books page for books by Bruce Fife on coconut products 

See www.coconut.org.nz for more information about the benefit and uses of coconut products

 

$15 for 500gm Coconut sugar

 

$12 for 250ml Coconut nectar

 

Coconut sugar & nectar

We are now stocking two 100% natural, whole food, low GI (35) coconut sweeteners.

Coconut Sugar is made only of 100% pure coconut sap that is harvested every 6 hours. No anti-fermentation agents are used. Coconut sugar is processed naturally through the evaporation of coconut sap until it has become granular.

It has a delicious flavor and aroma with a creamy appearance and caramel sweetness of coconut. It is similar in appearance to other natural sweeteners like rapadura and can be used in the same way for cooking, baking, coffee, juices, cakes, pastries, confectionery, sweetener for sauces.

The Nectar is a syrup that is not as evaporated, so has a similar flavour but not quite as intense. This could be used in recipes that normally use honey, maple syrup or agave.

Ingredients: 100% sap from the flower of the coconut tree

$11 for a 250ml bottle

Out of stock till approx mid August

If you were looking for this to do Whole30, a traditionally fermented tamari is often wheat free

Note that this is not a GAPS-legal food, due to it having sucrose in it (even though the amounts are tiny).

 

Zenian Coconut Amino Sauce

This sauce is produced from coconut sap and is intended as a replacement for soy based sauces.

Made of pure coconut sap and hand crafted sea salt fermented and aged. It has a very light taste of coconut nectar, medium salty. It is used in food dressings, food ingredients, sauces and condiments

Coconut Amino Sauce Ingredients:

  • Fresh Coconut Sap - 40%
  • Coconut Nectar Syrup - 20%  
  • Coconut Nectar Vinegar - 15%
  • Sundried sea salt - 25%

Nutritional breakdown:

  Average quantity per 5ml Average quantity per 100ml
Energy 0.020929kJ .418 kJ
Protein 0g .15g
Fats total
0g .26g
Saturated 0g 0g
Trans 0g 0g
Polyunsaturated 0g .10g
Monounsaturated 0g 0g
Cholesterol 0g 0g
Carbohydrate 0g 6g
Sugars 0g 4g

Glucose 2.0%
Fructose 2.9%
Sucrose 84.98%

   
Dietary fibre 0g 0g
Sodium 113mg 2260mg

 

Key features and benefits:

  • Low Glycemic Index
  • Gluten Free
  • Non-Soy and Chemical Free therefore non estrogenic unlike unfermented soy
  • Contains 14 times the amino acid content of soy
  • 17 naturally occurring amino acids
  • May contribute to muscle repair and rebuilding
  • May enhance brain and nervous system function
  • Can assist boost immune system and energy level

 

$18 for 500ml

 

** Download your 10 page Creamed Coconut recipe handout **

The Coconut Mama has a blog post with links to 25 ways to use creamed coconut

Some of the oil may have seperated out in transit from the Philippines. To mix back in, place the jar in warm water till the contents have softened. Then mix togther with a knife, or zizz up in a food processor.

 

Zenian Creamed Coconut

This is 100% pure, unsweetened coconut flesh from a fresh, mature coconut. It's dehydrated, then ground to make a semi-solid creamy-white paste.

Traditionally this is used in curries, or in other Indian, Thai or Caribbean cooking. It's like a concentrated form of coconut cream, and you may have seen it in the ethnic section of the supermarket in blocks.

But now, for the first time in NZ, it's available organic.

Uses:

  • can be diluted with hot water to make a coconut cream substitute (especially useful if you only want a small amount and don't want to open a whole tin)
  • temper the heat of curries
  • add good fats to soups
  • thicken soups, stews or casseroles
  • add tropical flavour to many dishes
  • blend into smoothies
  • include in the batter for baked goods
  • use in any recipe that calls for coconut butter (which is very similar, just a little lower in fibre)
  • makes fantastic sugar free sweet treats like fudge, chocolate and healthy snack bars
  • suitable for low carb diets (1.22 grams net carbs per 15 gram serving)

Deb has developed recipes suitable for GAPS patients, or anyone on a sugar restricted diet. See Deb's recipe blog for some recipes, including white chocolate, fudge and nutella.

 

Coconut oils

We now have a range of 3 different coconut oils

  • Zenian from Thailand
  • Zenian from the Philippines
  • Green Pastures from the Philippines

See the chart below for the differences between them.

We also have a new infused coconut oil which also contains cod liver oil, skate liver oil and butter oil which can be ordered from the cod liver page

Please note:

If you are using these oils for therapeutic purposes, they may be more potent than the oil you're currently using. Some people take up to 1 Tbs coconut oil in warm water before meals to increase their metabolism and decrease their appetite. With these oils, we suggest you start with 1/2 tsp before breakfast and gradually build up to a larger dose. We also suggest you only take it before breakfast and possibly lunch.

You should also take care not to take too much coconut oil if you think you may have adrenal fatigue. For some people with tired adrenals, it may be too stimulating to take too much or to take it in water on an empty stomach.
 

Zenian Philippine Std 500ml General purpose, smooth, coconutty flavour. We like this for eating off the spoon, making snack bars & oil pulling.
Zenian Thailand 500ml General purpose, mild flavour. We like this one for cooking or skin care, but also suitable for eating off the spoon, snack bars and oil pulling.
Zenian Thailand Fermented 500ml The flavour isn't as mild, and you can taste that it's fermented. But once it's in a smoothie or a snack bar, you wouldn't notice the difference. This is a good choice if you don't do well on other coconut oils. It seems to be easier on the adrenals. It also helps you absorb the nutrients in your fermented cod liver oil, if you can't take butter oil.
Green Pastures Philippine 700ml Therapeutic quality. Only need a small amount for increasing metabolism. Raw. Delicious, smooth taste. Very effective for anti-fungal topical application.

$20 for 500ml Phillipine

 

 

 

Zenian Coconut oil (Phillipine)

500ml jars of high quality oil from the Phillipines. This is a delicious oil with a creamy texture and light, mellow coconut flavour.

Try a sample and compare the flavours side by side to see which you like best.

Please note:

This is also a potent oil, so see the comments above

 

 

$20 for 500ml Thai

 

 

Zenian Coconut oil (Thailand)

This is a premium quality, organic, virgin coconut oil.

It comes from Thailand, and is extracted with utmost care using state of the art equipment.

This is an oil you can feel confident using in cooking, your skin care regime, or eating straight off the spoon.

This is a very mild oil without a lot of coconut flavour, so is ideal if you want the benefits of coconut with the versatility to use in lots of different ways.

 

 

 

 

$20 for 500ml

 

 

 

Zenian Coconut oil (Thailand) Fermented

This extra virgin raw fermented coconut oil is extracted by cold press and centrifuge, from fresh coconuts, harvested close to the factory, (not dried). No chemicals are used, the product is certified organic, and has not been deodorised. It is the best tasting fermented coconut oil we have tried.

It is processed from mature coconuts that are grated and pressed to expel the coconut milk. The coconut milk is stored in a dry and clean room with controlled ambient low temperature over 24 hours of fermentation where the oil is slowly separated naturally with no use of chemicals, bacteria, or additives of enzymes.

It’s warmed slightly to no more than 45'C to remove residual moisture and ensure long shelf life – approximately 2 years.

Raw Fermented coconut oil is more easily digested by people who have difficulty with regularly processed cold pressed coconut oil, and is easier on the adrenals than standard coconut oil. It helps you absorb the nutrients in your fermented cod liver oil (if you can't take butter oil), and it very helpful in reducing Candida.

 

 

 

 

 

$55 for 700ml Green Pastures Philippine coconut oil

 

 

 

Green Pastures Coconut oil (Phillipine)

Another high quality Philippine coconut oil brought to you from Green Pastures, who also supply our fermented fish liver oils and butter oil.

It is organic, virgin Coconut Oil processed in a traditional cold-pressed method using only choice fresh coconuts and packaged in a unique small batch process. The quality control procedure ensures a consistent, creamy textured, fresh, mild flavoured coconut oil.

Considered by many discerning customers to be the world's best tasting coconut oil, it is also very high potency, so although dearer than other oils, you don't need to take as much.

 

$55 for 700ml Green Pastures Philippine Coconut Ghee

 

 

 

Green Pastures Coconut Ghee (Phillipine)

A perfect blend of non-heated butter fat extract and organic, virgin coconut oil will make this the family favorite for all your cooking, baking and nutritional fat needs. Casein and lactose free!

Blue Breeze™ Coconut Ghee will have all the medium chain triglycerides: lauric, myristic and caprylic fatty acids found in organic virgin coconut oil, in addition to a full spectrum of omega 3 fats and other important fatty acids found in 100% grass fed ghee such as CLA, butyric, stearic, palmitic, capric, etc.

Coconut Ghee has a fresh, light, buttery taste. It is one of the finest combination of nutritional fats provided in one product and does not require refrigeration.

As with all the sacred food oils offered by Greent Pasture™ Products, Blue Breeze™ Coconut Ghee carries the RAW seal on the label. Look for this seal on all oils offered by Green Pasture™ Products.

Ingredients: 75% Organic Coconut Oil, 25% Organic Grassfed Ghee

 

 

$14 per kg

 

 

 

 

 

Nutritional information, per 100g:

  • Energy - 1852kj
  • Protein - 17.4g
  • Fat, total - 15.1g
    • Fat saturated - 14g
  • Carbohydrate - 59.3g
    • Sugars - 6.8g
    • Fibre - 37.6g

 

Video demonstrations of
coconut flour recipes:

The quantities used for the
coconut spread are:

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/8 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup milk (pref raw)
  • 1-2 Dsp honey
  • 1 free range egg

 

 

Zenian Coconut flour

This is a wonderful flour that can be used for gluten-free and starch free diets. Unlike most gluten-free flours, it is a whole food, with many beneficial properties.

It is:

  • 100% gluten free
  • High in protein
  • High in fibre
  • Low in digestible (net) carbs
  • Can usually be eaten by people on starch free diets such as the IBS, SCD or GAPS diets.

It isn't suitable for people on egg free diets though, as eggs are needed to replace the gluten.

Your first bag of flour comes with a free recipe handout. And when you're ready to try more, we have stock of Bruce Fife's book Cooking With Coconut Flour.

Some questions we've been asked:

Q: Can you guarantee it's starch free? I did Carol Sinclair's iodine test on some dessicated coconut and it went black.

A: We did the iodine test on the flour and it stayed the same colour ie. it passed the iodine test. Maybe the dessicated coconut had some additive in it that was starchy.

Q: Can you use coconut flour on the GAPS diet?

A: It is a fairly new product, so there is no specific ruling, but other coconut products including whole fresh coconut are allowed. So we believe it is safe for all starch free diets - Carol Sinclair's IBS Low-starch diet, Elaine Gottschall's Specific Carbohydrate diet (SCD) and Natasha Campbell-McBride's Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) protocol.

However, because of the high fibre content, we don't recommend it for the Intro phase of GAPS. You can use it in the lead up when you are reducing your starches. And introduce it again after the Intro diet, once you are comfortable on a full range of other fibrous foods like raw vegetables and nuts and seeds. As with all other foods you are re-introducing, start with a small amount to see if you are ready for it.

Q: I can't have eggs but I'd really like to experiment with the coconut flour anyway. Do you have any egg free recipes?

A: You can use it in savoury foods without eggs, for example in meatballs or meatloaf or as a coating for fried foods. But the expert, Bruce Fife, has hardly any baking recipes without eggs (peanut butter cookies, and a pastry recipe using cream cheese), and he has experimented a lot.

One of our customers has successfully used "No Eggs" to make a combination coconut flour and ground almond bread. She leaves in the tin overnight to cool so it doesn't crumble whnen it comes out of the tin. But remember commercial egg replacers contain starches. New note - the formulation of No Eggs has changed and it doesn't hold together as well. She is going to experiment with pumpkin and gelatine.

NEW - another customer has given us this tip. "One 1/4 cup of soaked gelled Chia seeds replaces one egg. I found it works well with the combination coconut / almond bread and doesn't interfere with the flavor."

Otherwise, you can bake egg free with ground almonds, and that may be a better place to start experimenting for some people.

 

 

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