Is Coconut Oil Good For You?
Coconut oil is extracted from the meat of a coconut. I have heard that it is a very stable oil and therefor can handle high temperatures. The stability also allows the oil to last a couple of years.
You have probably heard that coconut oil is high in saturated fat. It is! But half of the fat is boric acid which has some great properties. (Versus hydrogenated vegetable oil that has trans fat.)
Here are some of the benefits
Where to Buy Coconut Oil for Cooking
I did quite a bit of research and it is hard to know where to buy certain products. For awhile I was at a loss to know what to recommend. I decided to check with a friend who is a great resource and she recommend Mountain Rose.
We are slowly converting over to using primarily coconut oil for all our cooking.
There are a few things that will require olive oil to get the flavor I want but I am heading toward a 90% conversion to coconut oil.
The source of coconut oil I recommend is organic and virgin unrefined.
It also is obtained by cold press extraction.
This is a truly spectacular oil with a deep and mildly intoxicating scent of pure Coconut pulp and it is one of the most revered oils for nutritional purposes. It has nearly the same benefits as our refined coconut oil, but it is more suitable for food use because of its cold pressed method of production, limited filtering, nutritional value, and its higher fatty acid content. 100% certified organic through OTCO.
PS I had a spill on my bicycle and used coconut oil on the scrapes and bruises. It was very soothing and they appeared to heal quicker.