Reconsidering Coconut Milk

Of all the wonderful things our fans say about our gelato, there is one remark that we consistently receive from first-time Jöne’s Gelato tasters: “How is it so creamy even though there’s no dairy product?!” The answer to their question is coconut milk.

Coconut milk is one of the most misunderstood kitchen staples. As a product high in saturated fats in a culture deliberately avoiding saturated fats, coconut milk has been deemed as a substance most should abstain from. The most common reasoning is that a large consumption of saturated fats is a leading cause of heart disease.

But don’t let the sounds of “saturated fats” scare you.

Contrary to popular belief, the saturated fats in coconut milk are actually health-promoting. Coconut milk has numerous health benefits, many of which actually come from its high concentration of healthy saturated fats: medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) and lauric acid. MCTs and lauric acid are sent directly to the liver and increase metabolism by acting as a source of energy rather than fat storage. Additionally, the MCTs found in coconut milk kill the three major types of atherogenic organisms -- bacteria that cause plaque formation in the arteries. By killing these plaque-promoting bacteria, these saturated fats in coconut milk decrease the risk of heart disease.

As a leading paleo and dairy-free gelato brand, we take great pride in the quality of our gelato. One of the ways we ensure this quality is by being very specific in where we source our ingredients. For our coconut milk, we make sure to only use non-GMO, organic, gum-free coconut milk from Thailand.

Our mission is to provide people with holistic, health-promoting gelato that not only tastes good, but makes them feel good as well. We believe that treating your body well is one of the best presents you could ever give yourself, and coconut milk helps us achieve this. 

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