Coconut oil has both health benefits and a great flavour. It’s also reasonably priced and will keep for at least two years without being refrigerated. It's a great substitute for processed oil and is naturally lactose free, meaning you can replace butter too.
Unrefined coconut oil has a smoke point of approx 175C.
The flavour is quite neutral when cooking savoury dishes and comes into its own when used in baking, enhancing flavours rather than dominating them.
The best coconut oil is extra virgin, organic, raw and cold pressed. The best quality oils are also vegetarian and vegan. Some oils are also Kosher certified.
Coconut oil has already become a food staple for all, not just celebrities and sport performers. Angelina Jolie eats coconut oil with cereal for breakfast, according to the Daily Mail and elite Rugby player Danny Cipriani also eats it as part of an athlete’s diet.
Put simply coconut oil can be used as a substitute for butter and oils (ideal if you are lactose intolerant), so spread it on your bread, put in a smoothie, fry and bake.
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