What's the difference between coconut milk and coconut water?

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  1. ThompsonPen profile image65
    ThompsonPenposted 10 years ago

    What's the difference between coconut milk and coconut water?

  2. jpcmc profile image90
    jpcmcposted 10 years ago

    Coconut water is the clear water that you get from the fruit.  On the other hand, you get coconut milk when you grate and squeeze out the juice of the meat.

  3. Handicapped Chef profile image74
    Handicapped Chefposted 10 years ago

    Coconut water is the liquid found inside a coconut. Coconut milk is made by boiling the white coconut "meat" with water and straining it,

  4. devisree profile image63
    devisreeposted 10 years ago

    Hi Thompsonpen 
                              As every one said coconut water is the natural water inside the coconut .we will get the water when we break the coconut.
    Grate the fleshy part inside the coconut and add some hot water into it, then squeeze it to get coconut milk, which is an essential component of Indian cooking.

  5. shivanchirakkal10 profile image56
    shivanchirakkal10posted 10 years ago

    Coconut water is seen inside the coconut when you open it. Tender coconut water is  the best to drink when you feel tired. Coconut water is sweet in taste and colorless.
    while grate and and squeeze the inside thick white part of the coconut, you will get the coconut milk. It is white in color little sweet in taste. This milk is used to prepare some curry dish as well as to prepare pudding also. 
    When you boil the coconut milk you will get coconut oil which have nice smell. This oil is good to apply in head, which will to grow dark and lengthy hair for woman. This also use in curry dishes.
    ThompsonPen, there are many many other uses with coconut.

  6. lifetips123 profile image61
    lifetips123posted 10 years ago

    The basic difference between coconut water and coconut milk is that:
    1.   The coconut milk is made by grinding up white coconut flesh and pressing out the liquid.  The  coconut meat has a very high fat content.  So, the milk of coconut is also very high in fat and calories. It is proved that 1 cup of coconut milk contains about 550 calories, and most of them from fat.

    2.  On the other side, coconut water is a fluid seen inside in cavity of coconut when you open the coconut. There is no fat content and so it is very low in calories and 1 cup of coconut water contains  about 50 calories and most of them from natural sugars. Apart from this, coconut water also contains minerals such as potassium and magnesium and it is also proved that the coconut water contains more potassium than in a banana!

    The benefits of coconut water is that it helps in  muscle performance, Kidney cleansing, weight loss, energy, natural hang-over cur, mental acuity, skin, hair & nail health, heart health, and stress reduction.

  7. backporchstories profile image76
    backporchstoriesposted 10 years ago

    Yup!  Just got back from Mexico where coconut is very big business.  Stands are all around full of coconuts waiting to be bust open just for the coconut water.  Very refreshing and in expensive as a consumer!  Makes me wonder what they do later with the coconut itself!  Sure they process and sell that too!

  8. BlissfulWriter profile image74
    BlissfulWriterposted 10 years ago

    I love coconut water and drink it regularly.  I put it among the top 5 healthy beverages to drink: http://blissfulwriter.hubpages.com/hub/ … rink-heath

  9. padmendra profile image44
    padmendraposted 10 years ago

    Coconut milk contains vitamin A, B, C, Calcium, iron, phosphorous etc., food products in sufficient quantity. It has a high quality alkaline oil and easily digestible proteins and carbohydrates. The use of coconut milk cures constipation and all types of internal swelling.

    Coconut water is naturally sterilized and is full of  minerals.  It is a tasty drink which helps in indigestion. It is perfectly safe for children. If taken with honey,  it acts as an effective tonic. It is very effective in cholera. It takes out the poisonous germs of cholera from  the  intestines. During dehydration, it should be administered with lime juice in it. It has special use in kidney  ailments, less urination, stone formation, toxemia in pregnancy, excessive albumin, measles, typhoid etc.

  10. InterestCaptured profile image83
    InterestCapturedposted 10 years ago

    What's the difference between this and that?

  11. mikasse profile image60
    mikasseposted 10 years ago

    I love coconut water and drink it regularly. I put it among the top 5 healthy beverages to drink
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  12. KDeus profile image90
    KDeusposted 10 years ago

    Also, if you refrigerate canned coconut milk and let it separate, you can spoon off the top and whip it just like you would heavy cream for a great non-dairy substitution from whipped cream. smile

    1. ThompsonPen profile image65
      ThompsonPenposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      yummy! I am going to try that!

  13. Any Other Voice profile image59
    Any Other Voiceposted 10 years ago

    Coconut milk is usually a lot sweeter, which is why I like it; I used to drink up to five cans per day! Until I realized how unhealthy it was, haha.

  14. profile image51
    leostone27posted 10 years ago

    Coconut water as the names suggests is the clear fluid that you get from the coconut when the outer shell is green.. you simply cut the shell open and voila!  The coconut water is said to be good for replacing fluids if one is dehydrated as it is considered to be an excellent source of potassium.

    The coconut milk on the other hand is  produced through a process of blending or grating the dried coconut, and adding a small amount of water, then straining through cheese cloth.  The milk when boiled makes coconut oil.


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