Cooking with Coconut Oil
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Tropical Traditions has Expeller-Pressed Coconut Oil on sale until January 19. I started using this product a year or so ago. At first I was very skeptical about the product. Coconut oil? I don’t like the flavor of coconut! Even if it is better for you…well I am here to verify that this stuff has no taste at all. I use it in all my baking now. Plus I am finding new uses all the time.
The following article explains in depth on why coconut oil is good for you. When I received my first jar it was it was during the summer and it was a liquid. After we brought it into the air conditioned house it became a solid like shortening. It was so weird. It is a solid below 76 degrees, a liquid above that.
Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil is a saturated fat. Unsaturated oils in cooked foods become rancid in just a few hours, even in the refrigerator, one reason for the “stale” taste of leftovers. However, eating fresh unsaturated fats is even worse, because once inside the body, they will oxidize (turn rancid) very rapidly due to being heated and mixed with oxygen. Not with coconut oil. It is a very stable oil which is why I use it when frying or baking. It substitutes for butter very nicely. I used it sparingly at first because I was unsure of what to do with it and because of the cost. Now I look for different ways to use it.
Those living in Tropical climates consume large amounts of coconut oil. They have lower rates of heart disease, cancer and colon problems. It can also help you lose weight and fight infection because it stimulates thyroid function.
I wash my hands often ( I work in a Dr’s office and I am around my grand kids a couple times a week ) and my hands get so dry sometimes they hurt. I started rubbing this lightly on my hands and it has made a huge difference.
If you’d like to give it a try this is a good price. Tropical Traditions