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Coconut Oil

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Patch, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. Patch

    Patch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've bought a big ol' bucket of Coconut Oil, and besides cooking with it I don't know how to eat it! Anyone got any good recipes for Coconut Oil that I can try? I'd like to up my intake of it but don't know how. Are there any recipes that include cream and dark chocolate?

    Cheers!
     
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    Doczoc · Well-Known Member

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    I have a tablespoon every morning in coffee with double cream. Great start to the day!
     
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    yellowmonkey · Member

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    You could tip some on your head - its supposed to be good for hair.
     
  4. hanadr

    hanadr · Expert

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    It's brilliant on hair. All the Asian girls I taught over the years used it. It's great on skin too. Just spread it on after the shower and you'll be soft as a baby's bottom. Speeds up the drying too.
     
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    catedias · Newbie

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    Coconut is always been said as tree of life because of all of it's parts has many use. It is also been use for cooking and also good for making ice cream. And not just that, it contains vitamins which help the body fatigue.
     
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    mike944 · Active Member

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    I think coconut oil is 90% saturated fat so I wouldn't eat too much.
     
  7. Patch

    Patch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    What's the other 10%?
     
  8. Ali H

    Ali H Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, can you tell me where to buy it? I have tried a Sainsburys, Waitrose and Co Op today to no avail.

    Thanks.

    Ali
     
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    cugila · Master

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    I've seen it at my local Health Food store, Asian Food stores, Tesco, Asda and you can also buy it from many online retailers.

    A link here as we cannot advertise:

    http://uk.search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt= ... e_uk&rd=r2
     
  10. Ali H

    Ali H Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, will dive out to our big Tesco in a bit, if they don't have it nobody will in this area lol.

    Ali
     
  11. Ali H

    Ali H Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Got some in our 24 hour Tesco so will have a go tomorrow.

    Ali
     
  12. Patch

    Patch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Was gonna say I'd recently seen it in Tesco - only small (maybe 150ml tubs) but I'm quite sure it was unrefined coconut oil. (You'll know if it is, because it'll be practically solid, and very coconutty (new word - I got dibs on coconutty! :wink: )).

    Quite expensive to buy it in those size tubs - but perfect to test with!
     
  13. Ali H

    Ali H Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Almond bark - It isn't bad is it. Definitely needs to stay in the fridge as soon falls apart otherwise!

    Ali
     
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    mike944 · Active Member

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    Can I ask why you folk are all eating Coconut Oil? As I pointed out earlier it seems to be one of the oils that has the highest % of saturated fat. Even lard has half the saturated fat of Coconut Oil. Is there some health benefit that isn't apparently obvious?
     
  15. Patch

    Patch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The reason I use Coconut Oil? well, it as all following some research I have done, indicating that the medium chain triglycerides in Coconut Oil are actually very healthy. I'm also happy to believe (following my own research) that saturated fat is NOT the demon it is made out to be.

    That is the reason I eat coconut oil.

    Lets not let this thread deteriorate into another sat. fat argument. Let's just leave it as it is - a resource for those of us that are using Coconut Oil.

    Peace, Love & Coconut Creammmmm...
     
  16. Ali H

    Ali H Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I figure I am eating so little of it it hardly matters.

    Ali
     
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    Posy · Newbie

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    The best coocnut oil is sold on line. I can give you the address if you PM me, All the reasons for using it are on their extensive site
    I have been using it for several years. In cooking and skin care. The supermarket ones I tried did not have the lovely coconutty smell or taste of the organic one I normally purchase :D
     
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    Coconut Chocolate Stuff (by Rose Elliot)
    100 grammes coconut oil (Always use virgin pressed)
    100 grammes ground almonds (I use a blend of low carb ground nuts - including macadamia nuts!)
    25 grammes pure raw cocoa powder
    25 grammes granulated sweetener of choice (I use xylitol)

    Melt coconut oil (this doesn't take long)
    Throw in cocoa and mix well so you have chocolate oil
    Stir in sweetener and allow to soften / disolve (whatever your chosen sweetener does!)
    Stir in nuts
    Mix it all really well and scoop/pour into plastic tub and allow to cool (coolest part of fridge) for at least 90 minutes
    When set, cut and leave another few minutes before serving
     
  19. viviennem

    viviennem Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Could you possibly melt 90% proof dark chocolate into that, Jane? in addition to or instead of the raw cocoa? and a drop of dark rum? and serve with extra-thick cream?

    Viv :)
     
  20. Patch

    Patch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Stop it, viv! God ****!!! :lol: :wink:
     
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