The brand LeCoquin is committed to do the right things for the Earth and the people. This caring spirit is also demonstrated in our partnerships with the farmers and suppliers who help us making our products a reality. We have spent and will spend more time on the ground in countries like India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, The Philippines, and other spots where our main ingredients are grown. We are in a quest to understand the challenges and opportunities faced by our suppliers of choice. We treat them with the dignity and respect they really deserve. For us at LeCoquin it is like a secret ingredient among the others that we use.
We make the choice and stick to it. We work with the finest selection of ingredients from our partners to offer you the same quality time after time after time.
WHY WE WORK WITH COCONUTS?
Did you know that every part of the coconut tree could be used for some useful purposes ? Let’s take for example, The coconut manufacturers usually use the woody coconut shell as a renewable fuel for their boilers, The brown paring that surrounds the white meat is pressed to extract the oil. We believe making tasty Le Coquin Dairy free ice cream products one of the best ways of utilizing this amazing food crop! Cultures around the globe have relied on coconut for its nutritional powers and infinite practical uses for centuries. The reason why is it so often called: ‘Tree of Life” is because some ancestors traditions attribute healing and life-giving properties to the fruit-bearing palm. In our western society, the health benefits of coconuts are on the way to be understood.One of the mystery seems to be in the fats found in coconut. Although coconut contains saturated fat, a various number of studies shows that not all saturated fats lead to health problems. It is important to understand that Saturated fat chains exist in a variety of lengths and our bodies are impacted differently.Researches have demonstrated that the Long Chain Triglycerides (LCT) are the most sinister saturated fat. LCTs are found in foods derived from animals and have been linked to heart disease and a number of other chronic conditions.The body will store LCTs as fat. We usually consume an excess amount of animal-sourced LCT, which drives most of the health problems in this country.Coconut represents a vegetarian-sourced saturated fat consisting of medium chain fatty acids (MCFA). Scientists have long recognized MCFAs such as lauric and capric acid for their anti-viral and anti-microbial properties. The body utilizes MCFAs as energy instead of storing them as fat.
HERE ARE JUST A FEW MORE HEALTH BENEFITS ASCRIBED TO THE COCONUT:
Coconut consuming cultures around the world have lower incidence of heart disease than Americans.Lauric acid exists abundantly in coconut and plays a fundamental role in building your body’s immune system. Once in your system it transforms into an antibacterial and antiviral substance called “monolaurin” which destroys viruses and diseases.Lauric acid also occurs naturally in human breast milk and plays a vital role in nourishing and protecting babies from infections.MCFAs promote weight maintenance without raising cholesterol levels. They work best for preventing weight gain if you’re not overweight or maintaining your new weight after a successful diet.
It’s made from the pure flower blossom nectar of the coconut tree. This gives an unrefined, high in nutrients and low glycemic sweetener that you can use as a substitute for anything that normally requires cane sugar.
The coconut sugar has a flavor similar to brown sugar,
Coconut sugar has one of the highest nutrient contents compared to any other sweetener by being a rich source of potassium, magnesium, iron and zinc.
In addition to containing Vitamin B1, B2, B3, and B6.
When compared to brown sugar, the coconut sugar has 18 times the potassium, 30 times the phosphorus and over 10 times the amount of zinc. The large amounts of Vitamin K and Vitamin P can be explained by the method the coconut sugar is extracted from the inflorescences of the tree.
The coconut sap, from which coconut sugar is derived, contains 16 amino acids. The amino acid, which has the highest content in coconut sap, is Glutamine.
Also, Coconut sugar is considered one of the most sustainable sweeteners in the world.
This means it’s also healthy for the environment, which ultimately means health for other plants, animals and humans.
There are two types of vanilla, the Planifolia or the Fragrans offering three varieties: Pompona, Planifolia and Tahitensis
They all belong to the family of orchids.
Botanists have described over sixty species that grow in the wild mainly in Mexico.
This plant is a climbing, epiphytic and hermaphrodite with non powdery pollen.
Originally the fertilization of the flower took place by a hummingbird in the forests in southern Mexico.
A women’s delicate hand is more favorable compared to the male counterpart in detecting the membrane, the rostellum, when separating the pollen stigma and enabling contact with the membrane of the flower.
Approximately nine months later, the green vanilla pod with yellow highlights will mature to be picked.
Before 1850 all vanilla came from forests in Mexico, with France being the largest importer of the “black flower”.
The Aztecs and the Mayans believed that the scent of vanilla put them in contact with the gods whilst they were mastering the art of fermentation.
In 1521 Cortes was the first to report the iconic black pod to Charles Quint.
The vanilla arrived in France in 1664, and later Louis XIV fell in love with the flavor and wished for that the plants to be grown on the island of Reunion, at the time called Ile Bourbon.
The vines grew, the flowers blossomed but no clove appeared. After several attempts they gave up convinced that the Indians Totaunaques had a secret but in 1850 Edmond Albius understood how to fertilize the flower by a thorn of a wild lemon tree.
Therefore, vanilla developed very rapidly in all French territorry including the soil from the Bourbon island to Madagascar, Polynesia and even Papantla near Vera Cruz.
The method of preparation, drying and ripening the vanilla pods differ from one country to another.
This spice contains numerous antioxidants, including vanillic acid and vanillin.
Antioxidants protect the body from the damage of harmful components, such as free radicals and toxins.
Vanilla is known for its soothing, calming and anti-depressive qualities.
Vanilla has a soothing sent that encourages sleep amongst kids and allows adults to get closer to serenity.
Various health benefits you can experience with lemon
- Control high blood pressure
- Cure problems related to indigestion
- Eases pain of sunburn and bee stings
- Soothes toothache and cleanses teeth
- Relieves respiratory and breathing problems
- Reduces dandruff and gives hair a natural shine
- Provides relief from bad cold and fever
- Great sources of vitamin C
Avocado oil is derived from the avocado fruit. It has some unusual and healthy properties. Avocado oil is high in vitamin E and unsaturated fats, contains more protein than any other fruit and more potassium than a banana. Avocado oil will offer you a variety of purported nutritional and medicinal benefits, some of which have been confirmed through scientific researches like: it boosts absorption of carotenoids in your food, according to a study published in the March 2005 issue of the “Journal of Nutrition”, it has been also found that it lowers blood pressure, according to a study published in the April 2005 “Journal of Ethnopharmacology. Avocado oil’s vitamin E can help strengthen the skin as well as the immune system when ingested. Another big advantage it is high content in monounsaturated fat which will lead you towards a healthier heart!
Is a sugar alcohol used as a sweetener, Xylitol is categorized as a polyalcohol or sugar alcohol, it is as sweet as the sucrose and contains 33% fewer calories. Safe sweetener that would not affect insulin levels of people with diabetes.
In our products we made the choice to use ingredients that comes only from natural sources.
This is a fiber from the seed of the guar plant. We use it as a binding agent in our dairy free ice creams.