Few years ago we had barely heard of coconut oil and all its attributes and applications. Maybe in our vegetable green curry or as some ingredient relegated to the shelves of the local health food store, but not as something we were using every day and applying to our face and skin.
Pressed from the fruit of the coconut palm tree, coconut oil is ideal for light fare and subtly flavored dishes. It gives a perfect touch of coconut flavor to many tasty dishes like Chicken and Vegetable Curry Soup. It’s great in baked goods, desserts, confections, smoothies and it’s best for healthier frying since it’s stable at high temperatures. You can use it to cook veggies, fry potatoes or drizzle it over popcorn to get delusions and healthy meal.
Regardless of the use make sure you pick organic, pure, extra virgin coconut oil. Organic coconut oil has a soft coconut aroma and more pronounced coconut flavor. Pure virgin coconut oil, containing no hydrogenation, contains over 92% saturated fat — the highest amount of saturated fat of any fat and it’s also very healthy.
Coconut oil is a miracle product. Besides for cooking it’s also used as natural skin care product. It contains lauric acid, a powerful antibacterial and antiviral agent that keeps away inflammation, infections, viruses and acne. Coconut oil is rich in Vitamin E and also rich in essential fatty acids, which are perfect for keeping your skin soft and smooth. Coconut oil is natural solution for almost all skin problems. It relieves insect bites, helps with rashes, gets rid of flaking skin, softens and shrinks wrinkles, protects against sun damage, speeds healing, keeps tans longer, acts as an antioxidant to prevent cellular aging. It removes makeup easily and you can also warm it up and use it as massage oil.