Healthy cooking with coconut oil!

Unlike many other cooking oilscoconut oil is very stable and can withstand high cooking temperatures. It's perfectly suitable for sauteing, baking, frying & roasting (as well as all its other wonderful benefits & uses).

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 my container of coconut oil was completely liquid for a couple of weeks, unusual for where I 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. Its also used in a variety of food retailers including fish & chip shops in the the UK,  for deep frying.

The “American Journal of Nutrition” contained a study that found that a diet high in medium-chain triglyceride rich oils, like coconut oil, helps improve overall body-weight levels and increased fat loss when compared to olive oil. 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.

How To Store Coconut Oil

Coconut oil doesn’t need to be refrigerated. It’s high saturated content is resistant to oxidation! Keep it in the kitchen or larder!

Nathalie Riva
Nathalie Riva


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