Coconut milk is produced using the freshly grated flesh of the coconut fruit. The grated flesh is usually allowed to steep in boiling water for a few minutes, then allowed to cool. Finally, the liquid is drained off. The drained liquid will be made of coconut milk and coconut cream.
When left to stand, the thicker cream will rise to the top, leaving the coconut milk at the bottom. Coconut milk has a distinctive taste and in African cuisine, it is predominantly used in curries, sauces and desserts.
Coconut milk is a high-calorie food, as most of its calories come from saturated fatty acids. However, these fatty acids are beneficial for weight loss and improving metabolism, as they help to reduce appetite hence reducing the amount of calories one consumes.