Today, Erin was on The Daytime Show cooking with Kelapo! She discussed the many benefits of coconut oil and shared one of our favorite recipes, magic shell. She showed the many different variations you can make to this recipe. Check out the link below for a little preview and check back when we post the video of her visit.
Many people are using coconut oil as a healthy cooking alternative to many other cooking oils and butter. Erin Meagher is so nuts about coconuts, she uses it in just about all her recipes. She’s making one of them for us in the Daytime kitchen and will explain its benefits.
Q: Where does coconut oil come from?
A: Coconut oil is a liquid substance extracted from the meat of a mature coconut. It’s a very stable substance with a long shelf life, and is used around the world as a safe, flavorful cooking oil, often substituting butter and other cooking oils.
Q: What are the benefits of using coconut oil?
A: One of the best benefits of coconut oil is that it’s a naturally occurring food that generations of people have used in their daily diets. Virgin coconut oil is trans-fat free, gluten-free, vegetarian and has a light, natural, delicious flavor.
Q: What are the health benefits of coconut oil?
A: Coconut oil is a plant-based saturated fat that has the same caloric count as olive oil. It also contains lauric acid, which helps with metabolism, the immune system and cognitive health.
Q: What does “cold-pressed” mean?
A: Freshly harvested coconuts must mature for about three weeks until the white kernel can be easily removed from the hard coconut shell. After maturation, the fresh coconut meat is completely air-dried and the oils are pressed out mechanically and collected. Because we harvest pure unrefined coconut oil, there is no need to apply heat or chemical elements during the cold expellar pressed process.