“What’s In That?” Wednesday — Coconut

Before I started paying attention to “real food,” I had no idea that a bag of coconut maybe wasn’t just a bag of coconut. To be honest, I didn’t buy much coconut because I didn’t really like it. Now, I buy coconut regularly, but I’ve learned onething.

Shop for unsweetened coconut – it makes a difference. In my opinion, it tastes much better and has only one ingredient — coconut.

I use coconut in cookies, oatmeal power balls, granola bars. I’m also not afraid to try new recipes that contain coconut. And, TM loves coconut!

Here’s what’s in a typical bag of coconut that you might find on your grocery store shelf:

  • Coconut
  • Sugar
  • Propylene Glycol (Preserves Freshness)
  • Salt
  • Sodium Metabisulfite (Retains Coconut Whiteness).

Four of these ingredients are unnecessary and two of are not “real” ingredients.