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Old 07-15-2011, 11:43 AM   #1
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Coconut Manna

Has anyone tried Coconut Manna from Nutiva? I was thinking about ordering some...I've had coconut butter before

it says this:

Coconut Manna™ is a delicious whole food, made of pure, dried coconut flesh. This tropical "melts in your mouth" treat contains 12% fiber and 9% protein and nourishing fats.

Warm it up to spread the goodness. Discover great Coconut Manna™ Recipes for smoothies, sauces, dressings, desserts, icing, and ice cream.

To liquify, place jar in hot water for 2 minutes and stir. Note: the red or brown specks are characteristic of natural coconut products.

Coconut Manna™ is creamy whole coconut food that will delight people looking for coconut butter, coconut cream, coconut oil butter and coconut body butter.

Ingredients: Organic Whole Coconut


It sounds delicious just wondering if anyone else has tried it.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:50 AM   #2
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I love it. I will be reordering soon.
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:10 PM   #3
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i just bought some but haven't tried it yet...

i just found a recipe for making frosting with it
1/2 Cup Coconut Manna
1 tbls vanilla extract
1/4 tsp Pure Stevia Extract Powder or Agave to Taste (i'll probably try a few packets of Splenda or Truvia)
Pinch of Sea Salt

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Old 07-15-2011, 01:14 PM   #4
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thanks!
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I mis-read that as Coconut Mama......that does sound like great stuff. I love coconut. I'm thinking of pineapple or banana muffins with coconut frosting. Yum!
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I seem to remember seeing a little video of somebody making traditional hawaiian lemon "candy" with it. Oh and there's a whole page of recipes with this stuff on the tropical traditions website. They call it coconut cream concentrate there. Many of them are already low-carb, sugar-free and gluten-free.

I bookmarked the "Easy No-Bake Coconut Cream Cheesecake" since it sounded great. I think the lemon candy I remember may be from there too!
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That would be as bad as beer for me. (The safest method for me is to buy a 6 pack and leave it at a friend's house to take home one at a time. As I like microbrews that is safer for my wallet as well.) I'm resisting buying my own jar of coconut butter for that very reason, if you can control yourself, go for it.
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Old 07-17-2011, 01:40 AM   #8
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It is good but I preder the artisana which tends to be more liquidy while the nutiva manna is a little more solid and fiberous. Both are great so I have to keep them on a high shelf! lol!
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You can make your own, if you have unsweetened coconut flakes in the house. Just whiz them in the food processor for 10-12 minutes, or on high in the vita-mix for about a minute to 90 seconds. Scrape down 1 or 2 times, and just keep it going until it's smooth. Done, and done.
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oooh well I ordered it already but when I run out I'll put it in my vitamix and try it. Can it be in the wet vitamix carafe I dont have the other one or a food processor. Thanks!
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I always use the food processor - but I've heard good things about doing it in the vita-mix on speed setting 5. I imagine the wet carafe would be fine.
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coconut mana and davinci syrup

i blended in some carmel sf davinci syrup and it tasted great. i ordered peanut butter sf syrup and can't wait to try that mixed in. i can't tolerate the dry texture and taste of the mana just plain out of the jar but adding sweetener makes it a great little snack. i will add some to cheese cake bites soon, i imagine that will turn out well.

i'm sure it makes good frosting if i added more coconut oil to thin it out a bit but i don't know what to put frosting on now that i'm eating low carb!
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:16 PM   #13
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I mix it half and half with regular coconut oil to make the chocolate coconut bark that keeps me from eating sugar. I couldn't do this without it.
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I make my own coconut butter--it blends into a butter faster if you add about a teaspoon of coconut oil per cup of coconut flakes.

My favorite treat is to melt a tablespoon or so with a square of 85% dark chocolate. Yum!!!!
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It takes a lot longer than 2 minutes to warm it up, unless you keep your house at 80 degrees.
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It takes a lot longer than 2 minutes to warm it up, unless you keep your house at 80 degrees.
That's for sure! Our house is COLD and it's almost rock solid. I just hack away at it with the edge of the spoon or even a knife. When I make my own I store it in a flat glass bowl, so it's easy to get at. BTW, you should NOT store your coconut butter in plastic, if you make your own. The fat tends to act as a solvent and the bad compounds in the plastic can leach into your coconut butter.
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yummy stuff.
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