COCONUT BUTTER, creamed
Botanical Name: Cocos nucifera
Country of Origin: Philippines
Qualities: coconut butter is simply fresh coconut meat that has been dried and ground into a smooth and creamy spreadable paste.
Coconut contains no cholesterol or trans fats but is pretty high in saturated fat (9g/Tbsp) and is appreciated for a number of essential nutrients, including dietary fiber (about 2g/Tbsp), potassium, manganese, phosphorus, iron, copper, and selenium.
Common Use: coconut butter makes a delicious spread all by itself or combined with another nut butter (try a blend with hazelnut butter, maple syrup, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt for a homemade version of Nutella). It lends extra creaminess to raw chocolate or energy bars, delicious when melted over sweet potatoes or roasted winter squash, mixed into curries as a coconut milk replacement, blended into smoothies, or spooned straight from the jar as a satisfying snack.
Storage: Store in a sealed container at room temperature for a spreadable consistency. Refrigeration will harden the butter but is recommended for longterm storage.
Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the CFIA or FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.