lrogers26

1 gram of sugar in coconut milk?

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Since you're listing an actual amount, it sounds like you're looking at the nutrition data (which would list g, mg, and give the % of daily value, etc.) rather than the ingredient list (which should just say what the ingredient is, possibly with a "less than 2% of" or similar disclaimer before some of them).

Many foods (including coconut) have naturally occurring sugars. What Whole30 looks at to determine compliance is the ingredients list (so whether or not there's more sugar added in, on top of what occurs naturally)... regardless of what the nutrition data shows.

Look just at the ingredients. As long as all of the ingredients are compliant, you're good to go.

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You need to look at the INGREDIENTS list, NOT the nutrition label. The sugar on the nutrition label reflects the nutritional composition. (Fruits and vegetables have sugars). As long as the ingredients list doesn't have ADDED sugar (or other off plan ingredients) you're fine. Here's the nutrition information vs the ingredients list for Thai Kitchen Coconut Milk, a brand I use. 

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This is the cool part of Whole30 - you learn to read ingredients, not nutrition labels! :) This is very different than many traditional “diets” and is a skill you will soon become comfortable with. Like the comments above, the sugar you’re seeing is naturally occurring in coconuts, and that’s perfectly acceptable for Whole30. 

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