Coconut jam is a jam made from a base of coconut milk, eggs and sugar. It is popular in Southeast Asia, mainly in Brunei, Indonesia (especially in Palembang), Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.
Coconut cream is very similar to coconut milk but contains less water. The main difference is its consistency. It has a thicker, more paste-like consistency, while coconut milk is generally a liquid. Coconut cream is used as an ingredient in cooking, having a mild non-sweet taste. Coconut cream can be made by simmering 1 part shredded coconut with 1 part water or milk until frothy, then straining the mixture through a cheesecloth, squeezing out as much liquid as possible; this is coconut milk. The coconut milk is refrigerated and allowed to set. Coconut cream is the thick non-liquid part that separates and rises to the top of the coconut milk.
Cream of coconut is also a key ingredient of many desserts originating from Southeast Asian countries including Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. It is also an important ingredient used in Polynesian Cuisine.
The coconut Cream market can be segmented on the basis of source, end-use and distributional channel. On the basis of source, the coconut Cream market can be segmented as organic and conventional.
On the basis of end-use, the coconut Cream market can be segmented as food industry, personal care industry and commercial. The coconut Cream market in food industry can be further segmented as confectionary, sauces & spread, breakfast and others. The commercial segment can be further segmented as hotels, restaurants & cafes (Horeca), institutional Foods and households.
On the basis of distribution channel, the coconut Cream market can be segmented as direct and indirect sales. The indirect sales are further segmented as Modern trade, wholesalers, convenience stores, retailers and online retailers.
The coconut spread market is segmented on the basis of distribution channel as supermarket/ hypermarket, convenience stores, online store. Growing popularity of coconut spreads and coconut jams in consumers is increasing demand for coconut spreads and jams and coconut spread-based products. As a result of increasing demand, manufacturers are making their products available through various online stores.
The coconut spread market is further segmented on the basis of different flavors available in the market such as honey, chocolate, vanilla, mint, and others. As a result of sweet taste and flavor coconut spread application in the various food industry is increasing, in turn fueling market demand in global market. In order to increase the product portfolio and variety of coconut spreads manufacturers are focusing on launching flavored coconut spreads in the market.