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How many grams of fructose in a cup of coconut milk?

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Created January 12, 2013 at 1:31 AM

I want to limit my fructose intake to under 50 grams a day. I use a can of full fat coconut milk in our smoothies every morning. Curious if it is high? I have scoured the internet for an hour.... no success.

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39821 · March 09, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Better to avoid refined liquid calories than put arbitrary limits on something that occurs in whole foods.

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11048 · January 15, 2013 at 11:58 PM

She does say "our," which I took to mean a can for more than one person.

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4373 · January 12, 2013 at 10:01 PM

indeed it is. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FODMAP

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4373 · January 12, 2013 at 10:00 PM

very true. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FODMAP

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4373 · January 12, 2013 at 9:59 PM

very true .....

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41297 · January 12, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Who needs 900+ calories at breakfast? Also, 900 calories of not a lot of nutrition... also phytates! (paleo boogeyman!)

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11048 · January 12, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Why is it a concern?

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41297 · January 12, 2013 at 3:53 PM

That would be the maximum fructose content, assuming 100% carbohydrate is fructose, which would be unlikely.

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41297 · January 12, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Fructose is only of many FODMAPs.

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18635 · January 12, 2013 at 2:07 AM

No its not.....

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41297 · January 12, 2013 at 3:57 PM

A cup of coconut milk has approximately 8 grams of "sugars" according to Nutrition data. They don't give a break down of the sugars, but if you assume maybe 50% fructose, it's a pretty small amount. Maybe 8 grams per can of coconut milk

I find the whole can of coconut milk daily to be a little more of a concern.

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11048 · January 15, 2013 at 11:58 PM

She does say "our," which I took to mean a can for more than one person.

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41297 · January 12, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Who needs 900+ calories at breakfast? Also, 900 calories of not a lot of nutrition... also phytates! (paleo boogeyman!)

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11048 · January 12, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Why is it a concern?

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4373 · January 12, 2013 at 5:49 AM

This Chris Kresser article may be of interest (some text below).
It mentions fructose & coconut milk.

...According to Drs. Gibson & Barrett, experts in fructose malabsorption, coconut milk is is a FODMAP and should be avoided by people with digestive conditions like IBS & IBD.

According to NutritionData.com, coconut milk has very little sugar of any kind – including fructose. Nevertheless, I do have patients that cannot even tolerate homemade coconut milk (which has no guar gum in it), even though they are fine with coconut oil. I assume that they are reacting to the fructose in the coconut milk – but I can’t be sure...

http://chriskresser.com/3-reasons-why-coconut-milk-may-not-be-your-friend

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4373 · January 12, 2013 at 10:01 PM

indeed it is. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FODMAP

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4373 · January 12, 2013 at 10:00 PM

very true. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FODMAP

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4373 · January 12, 2013 at 9:59 PM

very true .....

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41297 · January 12, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Fructose is only of many FODMAPs.

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3221 · January 12, 2013 at 3:42 AM

Check for the amount of sugars in the carb content, that's the fructose content. Makes sense?

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41297 · January 12, 2013 at 3:53 PM

That would be the maximum fructose content, assuming 100% carbohydrate is fructose, which would be unlikely.

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5640 · January 12, 2013 at 2:23 AM

i actually think it's low (i don't know the numbers) because when i make coconut milk yogurt, all the recipes call for adding honey to it because there is no sugar for the bacteria to feed on if you don't... like in regular milk (with lactose).

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30 · January 12, 2013 at 2:22 AM

Sugars Coconut milk is very sweet, yet it contains a small amount of sugars such as glucose and fructose. The body does need a small amount of sugar to use as energy. Coconut milk is very dense, so even though it is rich, it only contains about 1 to 2 percent sugar. This is why the milk has a thick, sweet taste.

Read more: Coconut Milk Nutrition Information | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5435099_coconut-milk-nutrition-information.html#ixzz2HiwcWfnp

Also, on the full fat coconut milk I use, the nutritional information listed says 2 sugars.

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