Coconut oil has been called a superfood by a lot of people, and for all the right reasons - its nutty and sweet flavours can surely do wonders for you when used in the right way. Coconut oil is a food product made from the meat of mature coconuts obtained from coconut palm trees. Coconut oil contains a high percentage of saturated fat (about 86 percent), making it exceptionally stable and resistant to oxidation and rancidity. We have seen the coconut come to popularity for both our kitchens and beauty needs, whether it's drinking coconut water, using coconut oil as a moisturizer, or adding a teaspoon to bakes. Virgin coconut oil is said to be of greater quality than refined coconut oil, as it contains more antioxidant polyphenols and nutrients such as vitamin E.
Organic Coconut Oil
Both virgin and pure types of organic coconut oil are available in the market. The real difference between organic coconut oil and other coconut oils is the method of cultivation. Organic coconut oil originates from trees that have never been treated with synthetic fertilizers or insecticides and are cultivated in organic manure. On top of that, no chemicals are used in the process of oil extraction. The virgin version of organic coconut oil is processed in the same way. It is sometimes difficult to distinguish between virgin coconut oil and organic coconut oil since they are so similar. Both of them have essentially identical flavours and appearances. However, organic coconut oil is generally thought to be of greater quality than other coconut oils.
Benefits of using our organic coconut oil in food are:
- It has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and anti-fungal properties
Lauric acid, which makes up around half of the MCFAs in coconut oil, adds to the oil's anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and anti-fungal qualities.
- It helps in the treatment of skin conditions
The most widespread use of coconut oil for the prevention and treatment of chronic skin diseases, appears to be supported by consistent evidence. It's also been proved to help with some difficult dermatological problems.
- Helps with damaged hair
Coconut oil's lauric acid appears to have a strong affinity for hair protein and can permeate inside the hair shaft due to the oil's structure. As a result, organic coconut oil and treatments produced from it may be beneficial in preventing hair damage, caused by protein loss from grooming and UV exposure.
- Makes teeth stronger
Oil pulling is a classic ayurvedic therapy for maintaining oral health that was first used in ancient India. Recent research suggests that coconut oil is extensively being used to prevent dental problems, by lowering plaque production.
If you are wondering how you can start using our organic coconut oil in your everyday food, here are some organic coconut oil recipes. PS: Our organic coconut oil not only makes your food healthier but also tastier. Here are five recipes with coconut oil:
- Coconut Oil Coffee
We know you may have never heard of a coffee recipe with coconut oil. Believe us, we know how different this sounds, but coffee made with organic coconut oil is very delicious! Coconut oil coffee is extremely smooth and light in taste and is also believed to improve metabolism. Add just one spoon of coconut oil to your coffee, blend it well, and voila! This coffee's recipe with coconut oil might seem like an out of the ordinary thing, but it's actually quite tasty, make your own cuppa with our coconut oil and you will know!
- Tortilla Chips
This is a no-brainer, but this organic coconut oil recipe is healthier than most oils. However, instead of the usual deep-frying method, microwave your tortilla chips and drizzle some coconut oil on top of it along with some seasoning. We guarantee you will relish the flavours of those tortilla chips, and it’s healthy, too.
- Coconut Oil Fudge
Sweets are a universal favourite, right? And they are a definite favourite when they are made healthily. To make this amazing coconut oil fudge, just make fudge like you usually do, and instead of refined oil - use our organic coconut oil. Enjoy your yummy and healthy fudge. Once you try it, this recipe with coconut oil will become your go to when you are craving something sweet, but don’t want to indulge.
- Coconut Oil Mayo
We think this is the most useful organic coconut oil recipe and a must-make in every household. Mayonnaise is generally made using eggs, vegetable oil, seasonings, and lemon juice. All you need to do to make this healthier, is replace the vegetable oil with organic coconut oil, which will not only make the mayo healthier but also lighter on your stomach. This tiny recipe swap will give you lots of health benefits!
- French Fries
Unlike tortilla chips, French fries taste good only when they are deep-fried and have that crispy texture. This is why frying them in organic coconut oil lifts some guilt off your shoulders and makes the fries healthier! Ever thought you could enjoy some fries with lesser guilt? Well, thanks to this organic coconut oil recipe, you can!
Tips for cooking with organic coconut oil
- It is important to keep measurements in mind while cooking with organic coconut oil, if it is consumed in excess - it can result in indigestion or excess fats in the body.
- If you are to use organic coconut oil as a substitute for other fats like butter, use the oil a quarter less than in the recipe, as coconut oil contains more fat than butter.
- When it comes to storing coconut oil, make sure you do so in a cool place, away from sunlight, as exposure to direct light can cause rancidity, or you can just simply refrigerate it.
- Organic coconut oil can often be lumpy as different kinds of fats have different melting points. To accommodate these different melting points and get rid of the coconut oil lumps, here's what you can do:
- Pour the coconut oil into a saucepan to melt it
- Microwave the organic coconut oil
- Use the double boiler method to break the lumps
Coconut is one such fruit or seed that has been provided to us by nature and can be consumed in any way. When it isn't edible, the husk can be used to manufacture mats and brushes, and to even cover homes to protect them from rain and storms. While both the water and the fruit are tasty, the oil produced from them has numerous benefits, like we already saw. Coconut oil and other coconut extracts are incredibly good for the human body, from hair to skin to eyes. Oil is an example of a product that may be utilized for your overall health. Cooking with coconut oil has a lot of health benefits because it's high in Vitamin E and mostly saturated fats. Foods prepared using organic coconut oil recipes can do it all, right from raising HDL (good cholesterol) to improving memory, liver and stomach function and elevating the taste of food to new heights. Get your bottle of natural virgin, organic coconut oil and try out these yummy, healthy recipes.