Although coconut milk contains a high amount of saturated fat, it is considered healthy. In a 100-milliliter serving, there are approximately 140 calories, 1.4 grams of protein, 15 grams of fat and 3.4 grams of carbohydrates.
Coconut milk comes from the inner flesh of a coconut. After cooking the flesh and skimming the top layer of cream, the milk comes from the remaining liquid. Thinner coconut milk is used in soups, while thicker coconut milk is used in desserts. Coconut milk contains no lactose, which makes it a popular substitute for milk in vegan and lactose-intolerant diets. Nutritionists recommend coconut milk be consumed in moderation.