View Full Version : What if I don't like coconut?
08-15-2008, 01:48 PM
I'm seeing a lot of recipes calling for young coconut, coconut oil, etc. I don't like coconut! I never have. ::sigh:: Is there a substitute? Or do some of the recipes not taste like coconut because of the other things in them?
08-15-2008, 03:12 PM
I just did a recipe today with coconut oil for the first time. It really tastes like a neutral oil, not much taste at all, not like you would think of coconut at all. You should maybe try it before you make a decision on that. Have you tried it?
It's so good for you too.
08-15-2008, 03:15 PM
No, I haven't had the opportunity to try it. I have a friend locally who is 90-95% raw (her husband is 100%, their 5 year old daughter is 80%), and I wouldn't be surprised if she has some I could try, or something she's made using it. I would like to give it a chance - I know it's so good for you!
08-15-2008, 04:49 PM
I don't like coconut either but I went to a raw food event and someone made a dessert with cocunut ( I think they were called blondies?) and I ate like 3 of them! I would say try the cocunut oil and see if you like it you might surprise yourself like I did!
08-15-2008, 05:20 PM
can you just not make the recipes that require coconut oil??? not being smart, there are just a lot of great recipes out there for you not to have to limit yourself. as an alternative, you could maybe substitute with vanilla, cinnamon or a combination of both. good luck and enjoy your food. :)
08-15-2008, 05:37 PM
I use to hate coconut when SAD. Because as with many things, you find that you're not tasting the true food. In recipes, I found that I do like coconut and it mixes very well with other ingredients. Coconut water & meat tastes nothing like coconut butter or oil.
08-15-2008, 06:18 PM
Coconut oil tastes totally different depending on how it is processed. If you buy it online a lot of the sellers will describe the oil. I buy two kinds, one that is made totally traditionally by Wilderness Naturals, and definitely tastes like coconut and another that is still cold pressed but refined and does not taste of coconut at all. I mostly use the Wilderness Natural kind because I love it. I can't find young coconuts near where I live so I stock up on frozen young coconut in a linguini shape - wide, flat noodles - from an asian store. They are very mild. You just have to read the package carefully because sometimes they have additives or sugar and sometimes they don't. I brought home 8 packages last time and they all looked the same on the front but on the back one had a whole BUNCH of sugar in it and it ruined my recipe. I don't like sweetened coconut but fresh or frozen young is creamy and mild.
08-16-2008, 07:05 PM
If you don't like it, there are plenty of things you can make without it. For me ... don't like it = don't eat it. But I would say don't write it off your list forever because your tastes may change.
08-19-2008, 08:30 PM
I was out of town so I missed this one. I just want to thank you for this thread. I am glad there is someone else who doesn't like coconut. I don't mind the oil so much and I am OK with a small amount of mature coconut, but I totally detest:p the young coconuts. I don't know what one would do about replacing the coconut in recipes, but the oil could be replaced with a mild tasting oil. I plan to try the young coconut again after I have been raw for a bit longer. Perhaps my tastes will change.
08-20-2008, 12:01 AM
I picked up a small jar of the oil to try. But I agree about the young coconut! It's even worse than mature, which, like you, annavon, I can stand in small quantities, LOL!
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