Coconut Milk is used in a variety of food recipes and is popular with vegetarians who do not drink milk from animals. But just how many calories are in coconut milk? It really depends on what kind of coconut milk we’re talking about here.
The real deal coconut milk right from the coconut has a TON of calories and fat. In fact, it will probably shock you. Just one cup of coconut milk straight from the source has 550 calories and 58 grams of fat! But that’s not the worst of it. Of the 58 grams of fat, 51 grams is saturated fat.
Your image of a healthy coconut has probably been ruined. But there are other options. You can readily purchase low fight and light versions of coconut that are low in calories and fat. For example, Trader Joe’s light coconut milk has 143 calories and 14 grams of fat in it.
Coconut milk, even the light version, does work well for low carbohydrate diet plans. It has virtually zero carbs in it. But unlike animal milk, it does not have much protein at all. The Trader Joe’s light version has less than two grams of protein in it. The natural coconut milk has less than six grams of protein.
Coconut milk does have some nutritional benefits. It contains copper, iron, vitamin c, and potassium.
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