The humble coconut

Bessant & Drury was the first coconut milk based frozen desert in the UK, launched in 2011.

Coconut is one of the healthiest foods on the planet. With its highly nutritious and functional food status, coconut was chosen as the main ingredient because it provides many health benefits beyond its nutritional content, which includes being cholesterol free, increasing metabolism, improving calcium and magnesium absorption. It is also a good source of fibre and has the added benefit of the fat from coconut being burned by the body rather than stored as body fat.

Modern medical science is now confirming the use of coconut in treating many conditions. Published studies in medical journals show that coconut, in one form or another may provide a wide range of health benefits. Coconut is highly nutritious and rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals. Coconut oil is of special interest because it possesses healing properties far beyond that of any other dietary oil and is extensively used in traditional medicine among Asia and Pacific populations.

Bessant and Drury is different because other dairy free desserts use soya or rice milk which do not give the creaminess or texture associated with traditional ice cream that coconut milk delivers, nor the huge health benefits associated with the coconut super food.

For more information about the benefits of coconut please visit www.coconutresearchcentre.org