I bought coconut oil a little while ago. It’s betterbody foods Organic Coconut Extra Virgin Oil to be exact. I know coconut oil provides benefits, but just what are those benefits?
There are many benefits, but here are 10 benefits that show the greatness of coconut oil. The benefits are many, but the different ways to use coconut oil is even greater. There are at least 101 ways to use coconut oil. CRAZY!
It needs to be noted, however, that these health benefits of coconut oil are not backed with hard-proof science– at least yet. With that said, use your judgement on coconut oil’s benefits.
Despite this, I want to focus on using coconut oil in cooking. I want to start using it in dishes I make so let’s figure out this oil together, shall we?!
Some things you should know:
- Coconut oil is a solid at room temperature. Yeah, that shocked me, too
- It’s melting point is 76 degrees F
- It lasts for two years on the shelf (not kidding!)
You can use coconut oil in just about anything you can imagine; pies, smoothies, soups, even coffee. I’m new to cooking to begin with, let alone cooking with coconut oil, so needless to say, I was overwhelmed. To make it easier, I broke it down for you (you’re welcome!):
Using coconut oil as a liquid
- melt coconut oil over low heat (either in microwave or stove) and let it cool briefly
- when using cold ingredients, stir in coconut oil quickly because it can clump
- better to use coconut oil with ingredients at room temperature
Using coconut oil as a solid
- grease pans
- replace butter or shortening in dry ingredients
- soften a little to use for beating
I got these tips from How to bake with coconut oil. For other tips and tricks visit How to cook with coconut oil, and How to Use Coconut Oil in the Kitchen: Cooking, Frying, Baking, and More.
Coconut oil is also used for energy. So get to using coconut oil and…
Let’s get energized!