Coconut Oil & Health, Coconut Oil Misconceptions, Coconut Oils, Food Recipes, Skin Care Recipes

The Fatty Acids in Coconut Oil

Coconut oil contains a blend of three fatty acids-lauric acid, capric acid, and capric acid, and caprylic acid. Fatty acids are an essential source of fuel for the body and the brain. Individually, each of these fatty acids has important healing powers. Combined, they are even more effective. Capric acid, also known as decanoic acid, is the central reason for…

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Coconut Oil & Health, Coconut Oil Misconceptions, Coconut Oils, Food Recipes

What is Virgin Coconut Oil?

You’ll see different labels on the supermarket shelves-coconut oil, virgin coconut oil, and extra virgin coconut oil. So what’s the difference? Basic (or “refined”) coconut oi is made from dried copra. Most coconuts are sourced from remote villages far away from copra mills where the copra is processed into oil. It is a long journey to the copra mill, so…

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Coconut Oils, Food Recipes

Coconut Chocolate Bars with Almonds

These are reminiscent of Almond joy bars. They would be truly unique treat for Halloween. 24 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips 25 ml of coconut oil 1 ½ cups cream of coconut 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups powdered sugar 10 ounces shredded coconut (4 cups) 1 cup whole almonds (toasted optional) Oil a 9 x 13 – inch pan with a coconut…

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Food Recipes

Coconut Cocoa

Ingredients 1 tablespoon melted virgin coconut oil 1 tablespoon cocoa powder Pinch Himalayan salt ¼ teaspoon organic whole sugar (minimum) ¾ cup boiling water To melt the coconut oil (if the room temperature is below 25oC only), swill boiling water around a mug to heat it, and then tip out the water. Swill the virgin coconut oil around in the…

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