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The Pantry Quiz #41

Coconut milk

Multiple choice

Week after week, more people find The Perfect Pantry by searching for "coconut milk recipes" than through any other search. I always have two of the following four ingredients in my pantry. Which of these is the least processed coconut-derived product?

1. Coconut water
2. Coconut milk
3. Coconut cream
4. Coconut sugar


Please leave your answer in the comments, and let us know whether you have this ingredient in your pantry.

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I think it is coconut water, #1. I don't have coconut water, but do have coconut milk.

#1 - despite living in the South Pacific I've never tasted it!

Coconut water. the rest are processed from the flesh of the coconut.

I think, based on demonstrations at . . . maybe the Polynesian Cultural Center over on the other side of Oahu (?) if you just crack open a coconut the liquid that comes out is coconut water, so that's my guess. I'd think that even coconut sugar involves scraping off the white stuff to mix with sugar, and know that all the milk/creams do as well.
Excellent question.

I'm guessing it's coconut water, but don't know for sure. And I only have light coconut milk; never even tried the other three!

Very interesting that so many people find your blog that way! I'm guessing coconut water, since that is the liquid inside the coconut (as compared to coconut milk, which is made from the coconut meat itself). I always have coconut milk in my pantry - along with Thai red curry paste, it's one of my favorite ingredients! I do not, however, have coconut water.

going with the water choice! I have that and milk in the house!

Coconut water, case of it on my back porch, cold pint in the fridge, and drinking a glass as I read....excellent source of hydration, especially for runners, hikers, etc. Hydrates exceptionally well and tastes so good. I have cooked with all but coconut sugar, love to cook rice in coconut water or milk....yummy!

Coconut water, indubitably.

Chances are that coconut water as a commercial product has to at least be strained and pasturized. If you are drinking it straight from the coconut, the only processing is cracking open the coconut.
In my pantry, several brands of coconut milk, with wild variation in fat content, all labeled coconut milk (from Thailand except one from Japan).

I'm thinking coconut water, but won't be at all surprised to find out I am wrong.

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