Coconut milk has become a popular among individuals seeking an alternative to dairy and the benefits of MCTs. To create coconut milk powder, unsweetened coconut milk undergoes a simple drying process that removes the hydration while preserving the integrity of the nutrients.
MCTs, or medium-chain triglycerides, are molecules composed of glycerol, a neutral liquid, and fatty acids that have 6-12 carbon atoms. This number of carbon atoms is what distinguishes MCTs from LCTS, or long-chain fatty acids.
The reason MCTs are so special is because they are metabolized by the liver, which makes them much more efficient for quick energy production than other kinds of fats.**