Coconut Cream

Creamed coconut (also known as coconut cream concentrate or coconut butter) is a coconut product. It is the unsweetened dehydrated fresh meat of a mature coconut, ground to a semi-solid white creamy paste. It is sold in the form of a hard white block which can be stored at room temperature.

(Coconut oil melts at around 24ยฐC, so in warmer weather it is a liquid paste.) The block is generally packaged in a sealed plastic pouch and some separation of the pure fat and the coconut flesh can be seen. In cookery, it is chopped into pieces or grated before it is added to dishes.

By adding warm water it can be made into coconut milk or coconut cream. Adding water to creamed coconut in the ratio 5:2 gives coconut cream, 5:1 coconut milk. Creamed coconut is added to Indian, South East Asian and Caribbean recipes to enrich curries and sauces. In the west, it is primarily used in confectionery items, desserts, ice cream, and sauces. Not to be confused with the related coconut cream, which is a liquid.

To safeguard the quality of Coconut Cream, it is important that the moisture level is kept at the minimum. Whereas Coconut Oil is generally there are about 10% โ€œunsaturatedโ€ fatty acids which are susceptible to peroxidation that bring about rancidity. Apart from making the product unpalatable, rancidity produces adverse reactions such as stomach ache and skin irritations when used externally.


Calories792 Calories from Fat 749.1(94.6%)
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 83.2g -
   Saturated fat 73.8g -
   Monounsaturated fat 3.5g -
   Polyunsaturated fat 0.9g -
Sodium 9.6mg 1%
Potassium 780mg -
Carbohydrates 16g -
   Net carbs 10.7g -
   Fiber 5.3g 22%
Protein 8.7g Vitamins and minerals
   Vitamin A 0ยตg 0%
   Vitamin A IU 0IU -
   Vitamin B6 0.1mg 9%
   Vitamin B12 0ยตg 0%
   Vitamin C 6.7mg 12%
   Vitamin D 0ยตg 0%
   Vitamin D IU 0IU -
   Calcium 26.4mg 3%
   Iron 5.5mg 69%
   Magnesium 67.2mg 20%
   Phosphorus 292.8mg 30%
   Zinc 2.3mg 16%
   Copper 0.9mg 46%
   Manganese 3.1mg 157%
   Retinol 0ยตg -
   Thiamine 0.1mg 5%
   Riboflavin 0mg 0%
   Niacin 2.1mg 11%
   Folate 55.2ยตg 14%
   Water 129.4g -
Fatty acids Amino acids
   Tryptophan 0.1g -
   Threonine 0.3g -
   Isoleucine 0.3g -
   Leucine 0.6g -
   Lysine 0.4g -
   Methionine 0.2g -
   Cystine 0.2g -
   Phenylalanine 0.4g -
   Tyrosine 0.3g -
   Valine 0.5g -
   Arginine 1.4g -