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2014/11/25 18:55:11 (permalink)

Is whole coconut a good source of fat

I like blending fruit and veg and did this with coconut which gives it a good flavour.  I know there's loads of good sources of info on the benefits of extra virgin coconut oil.
 
However, does the same apply to consuming whole coconut.  I've read something on the internet saying it contains more saturated fat than butter but at the same time mixed messages about how it boosts good cholesterol. 
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Re: Is whole coconut a good source of fat 2014/11/25 23:26:21 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby The_Lone_Wolf 2014/11/26 09:05:57
Are you buying it prepared? If not I couldn't even imagine the daunting task of smashing in to one! Coconut oil is basically made from drying out the 'meat' of coconuts and then extracting the oil, so when you consume raw coconut you're getting all the others benefits, i.e. fiber whereas with the oil you're just getting the MCT's.

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Re: Is whole coconut a good source of fat 2014/11/26 06:24:29 (permalink)
No I bought a whole one fresh.  Used a claw hammer to smash into it then remove the bits.  Is a bit bothersome but I like blending fruit and veg for my shakes and adding a bit of coconut to it (which really transforms the flavour of it). So I'm basically using the meat as well as the brown inner shell part of it.
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Re: Is whole coconut a good source of fat 2014/11/26 09:06:20 (permalink)
It's a glorious food!

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