Mmmmm...Coconut Oil

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  1. calyxman macrumors 6502a

    calyxman

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    Just got my shipment from Amazon today of 54 ounces of extra virgin, organic coconut oil--along with a book to read for my plane trip to NY next week!

    Anyone here use coconut oil in your everyday cooking? I use it as a butter replacement in baking and an additive in smoothies. It's much healthier than the processed, partially-hydrogenated vegetable oils.

    Oh yeah, and because coconut oil is a saturated fat, it turns solid below room temperature (as depicted in the picture).
     

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  2. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Does it taste very coconutty and what the purpose of putting it in smoothies?
     
  3. xPismo macrumors 6502a

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    Heh, your tar image somehow goes with a wonder food product book. Whatever that means. ;) Cool, I had no idea coconut butter would act as a replacement for other fats. I'll see if I can find some at the local whole foods and try in in my next cookie recipie.

    Mmmmmm guild free cookies!!!
     
  4. iSaint macrumors 603

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    I was hoping this thread would turn kinky at some point.
     
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    *grabs a jar of coconut oil and rubs it all over his naked body*


    I hope your happy. It's cold has hell in here!
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, I thought it was used for crisp golden tans, not to cook. Crazy calyxman... :rolleyes:
     
  7. calyxman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hey if any of you are interested, the manufacturer sells hemp shakes too:

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    :p
     
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  9. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    By Zeus, it's only been three posts, man! :)

    Is coconut oil better for you than olive oil? Is it much cheaper? I'd like to try it.. :)
     
  10. The Mad Kiwi macrumors 6502

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    Ummmmm, I'm not sure you'd describe coconut oil as healthy, it's almost 100% saturated fat.

    It's good in Asian cooking but not in most other things.

    You're better to just use butter, which tastes more neutral on the palate. And has a similar fat content.
     
  11. calyxman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not all saturated fats are bad. People seem to confuse coconut oil with other unhealthy fats and they've been misinformed by the media and well organized commercial interests.
     
  12. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    I apologize for the subscripts and all that. I imagine Coconut oil also fits that description.
     
  13. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    I have hemp protein powder (unflavored) every morning for breakfast, mixed with ground flax, ground Chia seed, water, cranberry (pure unsweetened), blueberry and pomegranate juice. Good stuff.
     
  14. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Isn't coconut oil the very worst oil you can cook with?
     
  15. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

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    That's what I was hoping for too .... Man , what a disappointment. :(
     

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