Coconut Skimmed Milk
Plant protein and is an invaluable material for the preparation of milk substitutes. Coconut skimmed milk is a solution of the soluble components of coconut after the cream is separated in a cream separator. Skimmed milk is a good source of quality protein suitable for the preparation of many useful food products or as supplemental protein source, especially in regions deficient in animal proteins. Freshly prepared coconut milk from pared kernel is filtered through a 120 mesh vibrating screen and the pH of the filtered milk is raised from 6.3 to 7.0 with the additions of sodium hydroxide. The milk is then pasteurized at about 60oC for one hour and subsequently centrifuged in a cream separator to yield the aqueous phase or the protein rich skimmed milk.