We use organic coconut milk as a base in our dairy free products. What an interesting and healthful ingredients. Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines coconut as a nut for allergy purposes, it is not a nut. It is a seed. Organic coconut milk is best for two reasons: it is grown using sustainable farming methods without the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers, and it does not contain preservatives. Coconut milk contains a fair amount of saturated fat, but it is a good saturated fat, easily metabolized by the body. The main, medium-chain fatty acid in coconut milk is lauric acid, which is known for its antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, and antibacterial properties.