Odourless Coconut Oil 1 Liter – Credé Natural Oils
Odourless Coconut Oil is made from dried coconut. The refinement process (without the use of any chemicals) removes most of the coconut-smell and taste, leaving it mostly odourless. It is perfect for frying, cooking, baking and self-care treatments.
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Organic Odourless Coconut Oil is made from dried coconut. The refinement process (without the use of any chemicals) removes most of the coconut-smell and taste, leaving it mostly odourless. It is perfect for frying, cooking, baking and self-care treatments.
Why is it good for you?
Cooking with Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is primarily a great cooking oil because of its stability at high temperatures. When oils are heated, they begin processes of oxidation and polymerisation that can lead to harmful by-products. The advantage of this oil is that it consists mostly of (healthy) saturated fats, which are more stable at high temperatures than mono- and poly-unsaturated fats. This makes frying with this oil a safer option.
This vegetable oil alterntive is also associated with some impressive health benefits. One of these is its beneficial impact on cholesterol levels. It raises both HDL and LDL cholesterol levels, but the increase in the ‘good’ HDL cholesterol far outweighs the increase in ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol. A 2009 study of fatty acids in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition concluded that “lauric acid had a more favourable effect on HDL cholesterol (ratio of total cholesterol to HDL cholesterol) than any other fatty acid, either saturated or unsaturated.”
Other research suggests that using coconut oil instead of regular vegetable oils can help in weight loss programs. One study showed that women using coconut oil had a reduction in abdominal fat whereas women using regular vegetable oil did not. Another study of overweight men showed that consumption of a diet rich in MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides) resulted in greater loss of fat tissue. This was compared to those consuming unhealthy LCTs (long-chain triglycerides), due to increased energy expenditure and fat oxidation. The theory is that MCTs are more easily digested and burned quickly for energy than long-chain fatty acids. This helps to raise your metabolism and aid in weight loss. This oil is therefore used by many athletes as a high-energy source in their training programs.
|Dimensions||10 × 10 × 13.5 cm|