7 Must Have Pantry Staples Starring the Ever Delicious Coconut ...

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Ever since discovering the health benefits of coconut, it has been one of my must have pantry staples.

However, itโ€™s not just the recently popularized coconut oil that has made my list of necessary ingredients to have on hand.

In fact, there are 7 coconut-inspired products that I just canโ€™t live without, and am sure that once you try them, they will be must have pantry staples for you as well!

1. Coconut Water

Coconut Water

Gaining a cult-like following over the past several years, coconut water has long been a favorite for people around the globe.2

Known for its cool, crisp taste and amazing hydrating abilities, this slightly sweet beverage is just as delicious as it is good for you.

In fact, when compared to other sport drinks, coconut water has less sugar and more minerals and antioxidants.

Great after a long run, or a night full of drinking, coconut water is definitely one of the must have pantry staples for young and old alike.

2. Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

Once banned by the health conscious for its saturated fat content, coconut oil is now a go-to in virtually every nutritionistโ€™s kitchen.

Full of MCFAs (medium-chained fatty acids), coconut oil breaks down differently than other fats.

In fact, it is shown to help speed up metabolism and burn fat, as opposed to the traditional fats that seem to go straight to your hips.

As a base for stir-fries, or added to your favorite baked goods, coconut oil easily replaces butter or other oils in a perfect one-to-one ratio.2

3. Coconut Milk

Coconut Milk

A favorite ingredient in Thai cooking, coconut milk has gone from solely being a curry essential to being used in everyday cuisines.2

Whether you want to add it to your favorite cereal, use it as a substitute for cream in soups, or use is as a substitute for milk in baking, coconut milk is as versatile as you allow it to be.

Available in both full-fat and light varieties, the subtle sweetness and creaminess will lend the perfect hand to whatever dish you decide to throw it in.

Just keep in mind that there is a stark difference between the two, so if you prefer a more delicate flavor, then try the light version first.

Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
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