Traditionally coconut oil is used in the Asian cuisine, but nowadays it is also very common in many western dishes, because its stability for heat and oxygen makes it versatile for a lot of recipes. Especially for vegan recipes you can rely on the functional properties of coconut oil. Therefore, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil can be used not only for its exceptional purity, but also for its rich coconut flavor.
In addition to its culinary functions, coconut oil also contributes to a healthy diet due to its high content of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). Although MCTs are technically composed from saturated fatty acids, they are treated differently by the metabolism compared to long chain triglycerides (LCTs), because of the different length. Since the chains are shorter, they are a better available energy source for the body, and therefore can be better absorbed and metabolized.