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Be advised that coconut is an advanced food and some may not be able to tolerate coconut for quite a while. Coconut has many uses on SCD.

Coconut Flour

Coconut flour can be used alone and in combination with nut flours and/or well cooked, pureed cauliflower in baking. Coconut flour is sweeter and lighter than nut flours so it is handy for cakes. Coconut flour needs more water in a recipe to mix into a batter than the equivalent amount of nut flour. Coconut flour does not heed to be refrigerated.

Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is used to make dairy free yogurt. See Yogurt. You have to make your own coconut milk using coconut flakes or chopped up coconut meat and blending it with water. There is no commercially available coconut milk that is allowable on SCD. Gums are not allowable on SCD.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a useful and flavorful oil for cooking or baking. Besides its use as a food, since coconut oil has natural anti-inflammatory properties and helps reduce plaque build up, some use it for a process called, "oil pulling." This is an oral hygiene technique. Take a small amount of coconut oil and swish it around in your mouth for a while and then spit it out into a paper cup.

Never pour coconut oil down the sink drain. Because coconut oil is solid at room temperature and will clog the pipes. Dispose of used coconut oil in the trash.

Coconut Water

Coconut water is the fluid in the center of a coconut. SCDWiki editors do not think that this product is allowable; however, there is controversy about this coconut water. Some argue that the chemical composition is okay. Coconut water that is available to purchase is taken from green coconuts and since Elaine stressed that fruits be ripe, some believe that coconut water is not allowed on SCD.

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