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Healthy Cooking With Organic Coconut Oil

Cooking with coconut oil. Unlike many other cooking oils, coconut oil is very stable and can withstand high cooking temperatures. It's perfectly suitable for sauteing, baking, roasting, and even frying.

Before you start cooking its helpful to understand a few facts about coconut oil.

  1. Unlike most vegetable oils, coconut oil is solid at room temperature. In the cold winter months coconut oil is pretty hard! If you keep it close to the cooker, it is pretty easy to dig a spoon in or cut off a chunk with a knife.
  2. Coconut oil will begin to liquefy at 76°F. Last summer our coconut oil was completely liquid for a couple of weeks, unusual for where we live! Depending on your location in the world, coconut oil may likely be liquid unless refrigerated... especially in hotter regions.
  3. Coconut oil has a high smoking point of 350°F. This makes it optimal for almost all cooking. 

The “American Journal of Nutrition” contained a study that found that a diet high in medium-chain triglyceride rich oils as is  coconut oil, helps improve overall body-weight levels and increased fat loss when compared to olive and other oils. Researchers concluded that because of the strong weight- and fat-loss benefits of medium-chain triglyceride oils, even a small change in oil intake could be helpful with increasing weight loss.

 


Nathalie Riva
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