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by 0 · October 11, 2013 at 08:10 PM

I have been making a switch from dairy to coconut milk, and because I love yogurt, I tried making some yogurt from coconut milk. However, guar gum tends to bother me, so I was wondering if the fermentation process would also break down the guar... (more)

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by 1776 · November 08, 2011 at 03:39 AM

first, how bad are the bean gums in coconut ice creams? second, if i wanted to make my own coconut cream with coconut milk & rice syrup, how would i do that? do i need an ice cream maker, if so which brand?

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Royce 0 · November 08, 2011 at 03:37 AM

I have noticed no effects from it but there is discussion of guar gum and what products do and do not contain it in the comments of this article: http://chriskresser.com/3-reasons-why-coconut-milk-may-not-be-your-friend (more)

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by 1322 · August 17, 2011 at 01:18 PM

I have had in the past some GI tract issues (I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, now in remission w/o medication, which I ascribe to gluten-free lifestyle), so I'm trying to avoid things that set it off. but high-fat or fermented dairy... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · August 17, 2011 at 01:18 PM

I personally had to stop using coconut milk, presumably it was because of those additives. Any other fresh/pure coconut products do not bother me.

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by 10170 · November 05, 2013 at 06:10 PM

In Belgium it is hard to find coconut milk without some additives. Even the organic brands add guar-gum. Do I need to worry about this? Some info on wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guar_gum), but I don't like the sound of: "Guar gum, also... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · November 05, 2013 at 06:10 PM

You can easily make your own coconut milk with dried coconut. Pour nearly boiling water over the flakes at a ratio of about 3 parts water to 1part dried coconut flakes and blend In the blender until the liquid is white and somewhat thickened.... (more)