Most Frequently Asked Questions
Our 100% coconut FAQs to find out everything about coconut, its benefits, its cultivation, its uses.
Here is a selection of the most frequently asked questions about our products, with our answers or suggestions. Please note that we do not answer questions asking for medical or health advice.
In no case do we wish to propose or promote health and/or nutritional claims. None of our products are medicines! Please contact your doctor for any health concerns.
Coconut milk and cream
Coconut cream and coconut milk can be a great alternative in creating dishes and sauces, especially if you are lactose intolerant. Both are extracted from fresh, ripe coconut.
Coconut cream is similar to fresh cream. It is more concentrated in fat with a slight coconut taste. It adds creaminess to sauces, is used in the preparation of desserts and to sweeten curries, for example.
Coconut milk is less rich than cream. It is excellent in drinks such as smoothies and can be used in your muesli or to add an exotic note to your coffee. Coconut milk can also be used as a substitute for regular milk in purées, desserts or pancakes.
Coconut oil melts above 23°C and solidifies below 23°C. This change does not affect the quality of the oil, which you can continue to use until its expiry date. Not recommended
to put in the fridge.
The virgin coconut oil produced by La Maison du coco is obtained by cold pressing the flesh of fresh coconuts, which gives it a unique fragrance and allows it to preserve all its nutritional qualities. No chemicals or additives are used in its manufacture.
So what makes it different from coconut oil?
Most of the coconut oil produced in the world comes from Copra. This is a completely different oil to virgin or extra virgin coconut oil because of the way it is produced. Copra oil is first boiled, bleached, then refined and finally deodorised. In this process it loses all its essential nutrients.
Our coconut flour is made from 100% dried and defatted organic coconut meat, which is then finely ground. It contains no additives or added sugar!
It is important to know that coconut flour absorbs a lot of moisture, it does not rise and is not elastic like wheat flour. However, it can be used as a partial substitute for wheat flour in certain recipes and preparations if certain instructions are followed. In a recipe, please do not replace all the wheat flour with coconut flour. Coconut flour should only make up a maximum of 10-15% of the total flour used.
Coconut flour is gluten-free and suitable for all gluten-intolerant people.
No. La Maison du coco’s coconut water is extracted directly from fresh coconuts, harvested in the Philippines. It is filtered and then immediately “flash pasteurised” for 4 seconds, on the spot. The coconut water is finally packaged in a Tetra Pak®.
Our coconut water is pure, without additives and without added sugar. Thanks to its subtle coconut flavour, it can be drunk as a simple thirst-quencher or used as a base for cocktails. After a sport activity, it helps to recharge the body with minerals (electrolytes).
Our coconut water is packaged in a fully recyclable Tetra Pak® to preserve its taste and nutrients, as if you were drinking it from a freshly opened coconut!
La Maison du coco refuses this practice. That is why we only work with small coconut producers who never use monkeys to harvest. We choose quality over quantity and contribute to the development of local and fair employment.
All La Maison du coco products are totally free of animal products or ingredients. They are therefore perfectly adapted to a vegan diet.
The producers we work with produce and package the products in facilities dedicated solely to the production of coconut products.
All La Maison du coco products are produced and packaged in the Philippines, except for our coconut oil which is packaged in France. We work in the framework of fair trade with local producers to participate in the development of the local economy.
We do not sell our products directly to consumers. If you would like to buy our packaged products, they are available from various specialist organic distributors throughout France. To find out which retailers are near you, send us an e-mail to: email@example.com
For all UK enquiries, please send an e-mail to:
Through our commitment to organic farming and fair trade, we actively contribute to a positive change in our food culture.
Raïda Silva Beghdadi
Sales / Marketing Manager
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