Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil

Coconut oil, once a no-no for its high saturated fat content, is now considered a superfood. So what changed? The coconut has not changed, but research has. We now know that the fats found in coconut oil are medium chain fatty acids, smaller than long chain fatty acids, making it easier for our bodies to use them for energy. Coconut oil also contains amazing anti-microbial properties and has been shown in a few studies to aid with weight loss.

Selection Process

Avoid hydrogenated coconut oil as this contains the dreaded "trans fat." Choose extra virgin or unrefined, cold-pressed, organic coconut oil. It is a stable fat that has the ability to stay fresh at room temperature for a long time. However, remember that raw-virgin-unrefined coconut oil turns from a solid to a liquid at or above 76 degrees F.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 tbsp (13.6 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 117.2

% Daily Value*

Total fat 13.6g 20.9%

Saturated Fat 11.8g 58.8%

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 0.0mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 0.0g 0.0%

Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0.0%

Sugars 0.0g

Alcohol 0.0g

Protein 0.0g

Vitamin A 0.0% Vitamin C 0.0%
Calcium 0.0% Iron 0.0%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 0.0%
Vitamin K 0.1% Thiamin 0.0%
Riboflavin 0.0% Niacin 0.0%
Vitamin B-6 0.0% Folate 0.0%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 0.0%
Phosphorus 0.0% Magnesium 0.0%
Zinc 0.0% Selenium 0.0%
Copper 0.0% Manganese 0.0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.