Everyone is raving about coconut! Coconut oil, coconut water and even cocowhip are all major draw cards for the health industry at the moment. However, there’s one product we’re particularly loving- coconut yoghurt.
But what is it and how does it stack up against other types of yoghurt? Keep reading to find out the benefits to this dairy substitute.
What is coconut yoghurt?
Coconut yoghurt is made from coconut milk which is a mixture of coconut meat and water. The milk is then combined with cultures, probiotics and sweeteners to transform it into a creamy consistency.
Here at Organic and Quality Foods, we sell the brand CoYo– touted by themselves and their many fans as ”heaven in a mouthful”…and we’re sure you’ll feel the same way. Not only is this yoghurt delicious and creamy but it is also lactose free, gluten free, soy free, dairy free and has no added sugar! It is also full of healthy fats, rich in antioxidants and contains lots of fibre.This yoghurt is a fantastic dairy alternative for vegans and those who are lactose intolerant, or is a delicious treat for anybody.
It also contains some of the same benefits that you can reap from coconuts however, it has a different nutritional value to regular yoghurt. The main thing you need to be aware of when introducing coconut yoghurt to your diet is that it is lower in protein and higher in fat than regular yoghurt. However, much like coconut oil- the fat in coconut yoghurt is made up of medium-chain fatty acids which are argued to have numerous benefits (you can read more about them and coconut oil in our blog by clicking here).
So if you’re looking to try a dairy free yoghurt alternative, coconut yoghurt could be for you. You can purchase CoYo from us by clicking here.