Can I have coconut oil?

Q – Can I have coconut oil?

A – Coconut oil has the distinction of having the highest proportion of saturated fat of any substance that we naturally consume. Saturated fat is not the baddie it has been made out to be. We would be better off calling it “stable fat”, not saturated fat, as that’s what it is (http://www.zoeharcombe.com/2016/05/types-of-fat/). For this reason, coconut oil is especially good to use for cooking, as it won’t mutate at high temperatures as oils higher in polyunsaturated fat will do. However, coconut oil has quite a strong taste, so chefs may prefer to use coconut oil for things like curries or Thai dishes and they may choose to use the more neutral tasting olive oil for vegetable or meat stir fries. It will be a matter of taste.

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