Coconut barfi, as name says it all by how sweet it is. I used only 3 ingredients to this sweet that is coconut, sugar and cardamom powder.
Coconut is a very versatile and indispensable food item for most people. It is a complete food rich in calories, vitamins, and minerals. Coconut water is a very refreshing drink to beat tropical summer thirst. Coconut oil extracted from the dry kernel (copra) is an excellent emollient agent.
Coconut is in a firm texture and sweet in taste. It have protein, minerals, vitamins etc. Coconut is good for health and it improves immunity.
This is one of the famous sweet in Mangalore, My family members favourite sweet too. Healthier alternative would be jaggery more than sugar you can try out with that also but it will come brownish in colour.
Health Benefits of Coconut:
- May boost heart health: Coconut meat contains coconut oil, which may boost HDL (good) cholesterol and reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol.
- May support weight loss: MCTs in this fruit may promote feelings of fullness, calorie burning, and fat burning, all of which may support weight loss.
- May aid digestive health: high in fiber, which helps bulk up your stool and supports bowel regularity, keeping your digestive system healthy.
- May stabilize blood sugar: This fruit may lower your fasting blood sugar and alter your gut bacteria to aid blood sugar control.
- May improve immunity. Manganese and antioxidants in coconut may help boost your immune system and reduce inflammation: This fruit’s MCTs may also have antiviral, antifungal, and tumor-suppressing properties.
- May benefit your brain: The MCTs in coconut oil provide an alternative fuel source to glucose, which may aid people with impaired memory or brain function, such as those with Alzheimer’s disease.
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