Cocofina, the coconut experts appear in the new series of Dragons’ Den. Innovation is at the forefront of new product development and has strengthened Cocofina as a global leader in coconut-based food production.
Jacob Thundil, Founder of Cocofina, states ‘having been born in Kerala, which in Sanskrit translates as ‘the land of coconuts’, it became my destiny to explore how coconut species vary and how they are cultivated, harvested and produced’. In 2005 Cocofina was the first to launch its pure coconut water throughout Europe, winning an Excellence in Food and Drink Award in 2006. Judges proclaimed that the taste was arresting and that they imagined consumers who want healthy food and drink would opt for Cocofina.
Cocofina offers a range of products that convey an expert awareness of coconuts and how sustainable production has led to the development of inspiring, innovative products such as coconut Nectar, Flour, Amino, Milk, Detox Supplements, Snack Bars and Vinegars.
This travel-size, handy 10ml sachet of organic, cold pressed, virgin coconut oil won the coveted Great Taste Award in 2014, 2015 and 2016 from the Guild of Fine Food. This single serve sachet is suitable for vegans, vegetarians, and gluten intolerants and is UK Soil Association approved. Tt has a light texture and a nutty taste making it also ideal for baking, frying or seasoning with. Applied directly to the skin or hair, it can also serve as a natural and organic moisturiser.
PRICE: 79p per sachet. Available from Holland & Barrett, Wholefoods, Revital, As Nature Intended, all Independent Health Food Stores and online at www.cocofina.com.
These great tasting, nutritious and satisfying snack bars come in three irresistible varieties; organic coconut & date, organic coconut & cocoa and organic coconut macaroon. Each bar contains no additives or artificial ingredients, is suitable for vegans and vegetarians and is UK Soil Association approved. Made with the white flesh of the coconut they are a low calorie, guilt-free indulgence. The coconut and date and coconut and cocoa bars are perfect pre-workout snacks and have in them only 143kcals and 148kcals respectively.
Extracted painstakingly from the sap of the coconut blossom, this organic, unrefined coconut nectar has a lower GI of 35 compared to 68 for regular sugar and is suitable for vegans, vegetarians and gluten intolerants and UK Soil Association approved. A natural sweetener with a rich texture, this nectar contains 17 amino acids and is packed full of nutrients and releases energy slowly without causing a sugar crash. It can improve your diet and is great for cooking and baking with.
PRICE: £6.99. Available from Lakeland, As Nature Intended, all Independent Health Food Stores and online at www.cocofina.com.
Cocofina organic coconut flour is a gluten and wheat-free alternative to regular flours and is made from finely ground organic coconut meat. With a mild taste, fine texture and nutty aroma, it is high in fibre and protein and low in carbohydrates. Suitable for vegans, vegetarians and gluten intolerants, it is UK Soil Association approved and great for cooking, baking and frying with. In cooking it is advisable to substitute one quarter to one third of a cup of this coconut flour per each cup of grain-based flour. It is an ideal ingredient for pancakes, flat bread, brownies, wraps, cakes, muffins, donuts, falafel and biscuits.
PRICE: £5.99. Available from Harrods, Fenwick, Darts Farm, Flowerland, Blue Diamond Garden Centres, Bents, Cobbs, all Independent Health Food Stores and online at www.cocofina.com.
Made from 100% natural and organic coconut water, these three vinegars are made by fermenting the coconut water by introducing an acetobacter culture. The culture consumes all of the sugars and leaves a flavoursome, natural coconut vinegar. Later in the process the vinegar is infused with chilli and nutmeg to add two variants to the range. No flavourings are added and all three are zero in calories. The culture used as a processing aid ensures the vinegar is 100% coconut water and all are suitable for vegans and vegetarians and UK Soil Association approved. Great as salad toppings, for use in marinades, curries and dips, Cocofina strives to create zero wastage through its food preparation process.
PRICE: £4.99. Available from Daylesford Organic, all Independent Health Food stores and online at www.cocofina.com.
This unique, rich and creamy, dairy-free coconut milk is carefully produced by grinding the meat of the coconut and then passing it through a fine filter. It is organic and contains healthy fats and is made with 46% coconut, 100% organic sunflower oil, soy milk, water, guar gum and lemon juice which is a natural preservative. Due to its richer texture, this milk is Ideal for adding to soups, curries, stews and many other savoury dishes. It can be returned to the fridge for up to five days once opened and is suitable for vegans and vegetarians and is UK Soil Association approved.
PRICE: £2.99. Available online at www.cocofina.com and launching in mainstream retail channels from September 2016.
Coco Detox is your best ally to detoxify your body and only contains the best ingredients for a daily detox regime, such as organic coconut oil and chlorella. Chlorella is a single-celled green microalgae naturally containing chlorophyll, the phytonutrients in plants that capture the sun’s rays. It is a natural source of protein as well as an essential nutrient that helps support health and wellness. It promotes body detoxification by beneficially affecting the function of the liver. Combining this gift from nature with organic coconut oil produces these detoxifying capsules to compliment your healthy regime. Each pot contains 90 capsules that are suitable for vegans, vegetarians and gluten intolerants.
PRICE: £16.99. Available from Holland & Barrett, all Independent Health Food Stores and online at www.cocofina.com.
Cocofina coconut amino is the perfect soy sauce alternative and only contains the highest quality ingredients such as coconut vinegar, nectar and sugar, salt, garlic and onion. It is 100% organic, Soy Free, suitable for vegans, vegetarians and gluten intolerants and is UK Soil Association approved. This amino contains 75% less sodium than traditional soy sauce. Eating high-in-sodium food reduces the ability of our kidneys to remove water and results in higher blood pressure. Consequently, substituting soy sauce for coconut amino in your daily diet has clear benefits, compliments a healthy lifestyle and still brings real flavour to your recipes.
PRICE: £5.99. Available from Wholefoods, As Nature Intended, Revital, all Independent Health Stores and online at www.cocofina.com.
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