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Coconut oil

(11 Posts)
Graygirl Wed 02-Sep-20 17:27:34

Just found a diabetic crock pot recipe book on Amazon kindle it's American . The fat used in all recipes is coconut oil ,never used this any thoughts

Fennel Wed 02-Sep-20 17:43:06

DiL fried some potatoes in coconut oil once when we were staying there. They were delicious.
I've never used it as I think it's quite expensive, but the flavour is very good. Not too strong.

Tea3 Wed 02-Sep-20 18:12:25

I loved the taste of coconut oil but unfortunately it was most likely a major culprit in raising my already high cholesterol levels! It's very high in saturated fat.

Sparklefizz Wed 02-Sep-20 18:13:23

Scrambled eggs in coconut oil are delicious!

Esspee Wed 02-Sep-20 18:18:36

When I lived in the Caribbean the government ran adverts advising against the use of coconut oil for cooking because it is high in saturated fats.
The smell makes me nauseous.

vegansrock Wed 02-Sep-20 18:28:54

You shouldn’t use too much of it but if you fry cumin seeds in before making a Sri Lankan cashew nut curry it gives a great flavour. Failing that you can use it as a moisturiser.

Alishka Thu 03-Sep-20 10:36:08

I've a tub of it and after I've warmed up my bathroom, I'm going to attack my body with scrubbing mitts, dry off and then, as vegansrock has written, use it as a body moisturiser.
My skin's got so dry since my 'shielding' started mid-March. That'll sort it!

trustgone4sure Thu 03-Sep-20 10:41:45

I put it in curries,it`s not overly expencive and i buy the canned ones.

Luckyoldbeethoven Thu 03-Sep-20 13:39:40

It's a wonderful moisturiser, I use it often. I occasionally cook with it but it is high in saturated fat as others have said. I just checked and coconut oil is 90% saturated fat, butter is around 65%, probably not great as we age.

Graygirl Fri 04-Sep-20 09:10:11

Thanks all, think I will be giving this a miss all ready have inherited high cholesterol. Never thought to check that as it was meant for diabetics.

JackyB Fri 04-Sep-20 09:45:14

If you're interested in more whys and wherefore, this was flagged up on the BBC website this morning.

Olive oil is apparently the way to go.