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:
the Books page for books by Bruce Fife on coconut
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
$19 for a 750ml bottle
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%
||Average quantity per 5ml
||Average quantity per 100ml
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
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.
is 100% pure, unsweetened coconut flesh from a fresh, mature coconut.
It's dehydrated, then ground to make a semi-solid creamy-white paste.
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.
now, for the first time in NZ, it's available organic.
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)
the heat of curries
good fats to soups
thicken soups, stews or casseroles
tropical flavour to many dishes
in the batter for baked goods
in any recipe that calls for coconut butter (which is very similar,
just a little lower in fibre)
fantastic sugar free sweet treats like fudge, chocolate and healthy
for low carb diets (1.22 grams net carbs per 15 gram serving)
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
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
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.
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 Sri Lanka
||General purpose, smooth. We like this for eating off the spoon, making snack bars & oil pulling.
||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
||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
||Therapeutic quality. Only need a small amount for increasing metabolism. Raw. Delicious, smooth taste. Very effective for anti-fungal topical application.
$20 For 500ml
|Zenian Coconut oil (Sri Lanka)
This is a premium quality, organic, virgin coconut oil.
It comes from Sri Lanka, and is extracted with utmost care using state of the art equipment.
This is a smooth oil with a mild coconut flavour.
We like this oil for a variety of uses including cooking, on your skin, oil pulling, snack bars, or eating straight off the spoon.
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
Pastures Coconut oil (Phillipine)
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
Pastures Coconut Ghee (Phillipine)
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!
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.
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.
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.
75% Organic Coconut Oil, 25% Organic Grassfed Ghee
$14 per kg
information, per 100g:
total - 15.1g
coconut flour recipes:
quantities used for the
coconut spread are:
cup coconut flour
cup cocoa powder
cup coconut oil
cup milk (pref raw)
free range egg
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.
in digestible (net) carbs
usually be eaten by people on starch free diets such as the IBS,
SCD or GAPS diets.
isn't suitable for people on egg free diets though, as eggs are
needed to replace the gluten.
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.
questions we've been asked:
Can you guarantee it's starch free? I did Carol Sinclair's iodine
test on some dessicated coconut and it went black.
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.
Can you use coconut flour on the GAPS diet?
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.
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.
I can't have eggs but I'd really like to experiment with the coconut
flour anyway. Do you have any egg free recipes?
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
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."
can bake egg free with ground almonds, and that may be a better
place to start experimenting for some people.