№ 5 Coconut Oil

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Coconut OIL

№ 5 Coconut Oil




Coconut oil is made by pressing the oil out of dried coconut.  Coconut oil is high in natural saturated fats.  It is 92 percent saturated fat.  Roughly 66% of coconut oil’s saturated fats come from medium chain triglycerides (MCTs).  MCTs are smaller in molecular weight, making them easier for our body to use for energy and less likely to be stored as fat.

Both unrefined and refined coconut oils have the same nutritional benefits.  Coconut oil has antiviral properties that come from its lauric acid when broken down in our body; it may help your body fight off pathogens and viruses.

Even though the saturated fat of coconut oil is mainly from MCTs, coconut oil ranks #5 because of the overall amount of saturated fat.

Flavor Profile

Virgin (unrefined) coconut oil has a delicious, tropical coconut scent flavor.  Refined coconut oil has a neutral scent and flavor.

Best Uses

Virgin oil, 350° smoke point, is best for baking and sautéing. Refined oil, 400° smoke point, is better for frying and high heat cooking.

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Coconut oil helps our body absorb fat-soluble vitamins and it also destroys bad bacteria, viruses and fungi.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Tbsp. (14 ml)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 120
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat .5g
Monounsaturated Fat .5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Pentose 0g
Protein 0g 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.