What about those fats?
Yes, coconut milk has a large amount of saturated fat, but these are from a medium chain fatty acid called lauric acid. Unlike other saturated fats, like say potato chips, medium chain fatty acids absorb quicker in the body, so fat is less likely to be stored in the body. This acid becomes beneficial when it converts to monolaurin, which is known as an antiviral and anti-disease compound.
As for the alphabet of vitamins and minerals, coconuts are high in vitamin C, vitamin E, several B vitamins, iron, selenium and calcium.
So next time you order your Starbucks hot or iced frappe, opt for the coconut milk, which lends itself to creamy consistency and nutty flavor without the fat.