The humble coconut has been catapulted into stardom recently thanks to its health-giving properties and lovely taste and now there is a new way to enjoy the benefits in coconut jam by Buko.
Buko has made the UK’s first organic coconut jam which is a naturally sweet alternative to other spreads and jams. Vegan-friendly, gluten-free and non-GMO, the jams contain a blend of vitamins, minerals and amino acids, including Inositol, the ‘feel-good’ Vitamin B8.
All of Buko’s coconuts come from organic, GMO-free farms in the Philippines. (Buko actually means
a young green coconut in Filipino) and their coconuts are Fair Trade and are grown without pesticides or fertilizers.
Buko is also registered with the Soil Association and the company has teamed up with Cuipo, a lifestyle brand dedicated to preserving prime rainforest around the globe so that for every jar of the jam sold a square meter of rainforest is saved.
You can even enter a code found on the side of each jar on their website to find out where the piece of rainforest you have saved is.
The jam comes in 3 flavours, Original, Sea Salt and Chocolate and, having tested all three, I can tell you they are delicious.
The Original Jam tastes like a velvety caramel. The Sea Salt Jam has a lovely salty, toffee-like taste and you’d be hard pressed to tell the Chocolate Jam apart from Nutella, save for the coconutty taste of course.
|Scrummy Sea Salt Coconut Jam|
These jams are an ideal alternative to the usual jams and are great spread on toast to give the kids an after-school snack with a difference. They can also be used in baking or in smoothies or, my personal favourite dolloped on top of some ice cream.
Buko Coconut Jam is available from Holland & Barrett or Amazon.