While its natural richness creates the creamy texture that people love, the fat in coconut milk is very different from other fats. High in medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) identical to those in human breast milk, coconut milk has similar germ fighting and heart-protective properties.
Unlike other fats, MCTs do not need to be broken down and can be used immediately by the body as energy; it's the ideal fat for people who commonly have trouble digesting fat, such as those with a slow metabolism, colitis, and hypothyroidism. Coconut fat actually stimulates metabolism.
There is a lot of information on the web about the health benefits of coconut. We have found this site to be extremely thorough, and is a great place to start. Also no ads or pop-up windows.
Agave syrup is made from the agave plant which grows naturally throughout Mexico, where it is called the "tree of life and abundance" and is traditionally used in celebration and ceremony.
If you'd like to read more about the health benefits one receives from including coconuts, agave, and Coconut Bliss in your diet, feel free to read this thorough research based article by Buck Levin.
Also, you can view individual Nutrition Facts for each flavor on the flavors page.
Here's some videos that go into depth about our ingredients and how we make our product.
Ingredient Spotlight: Cacao Nibs (1:51)
How Luna & Larry Create Coconut Bliss (3:08)
The ABC News Program "Good Morning America" featured Luna & Larry's Coconut Bliss (twice!) in their interview with dietician Ashley Koff (August 16, 2009), and their interview with 'GMA' Advice Guru Liz Pryor (February, 2011).
Note: as of 5-27-11, both videos had been archived and taken offline by ABC