Coconut oil, once thought to be unhealthy, is now recognized as being a healthy alternative for several reasons. Coconut oil is a medium-chain fatty acid, which is easier to digest and is used as an immediate source of fuel and energy. Long-chain fatty acids in hydrogenated oils such as soybean and vegetable are stored in the body as fat reserves and are known to raise high serum cholesterol levels. Dieters and athletes recognize medium-chain fatty acids (MCTs) as beneficial because of their ability to be metabolized efficiently. Because coconut oil is rich in MCTs, it is valuable to individuals who have difficulty digesting fats. Coconut oil is also beneficial for those with suppressed immune systems. It consists of almost 50% Lauric Acid (found in mother’s milk), which contains anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, and caprylic acid, which contains anti-fungal properties. Coconut oil is slightly lower in calories than other fats and oils and is naturally saturated, so it does not need to be hydrogenated.
New Beginnings Nutritionals has chosen Omega Nutrition Coconut Butter, made from 100% organic coconut oil, because of its superior quality. It has no smell or after-taste making it an ideal substitute for margarine or butter in cooking and baking. Up to 25% less coconut oil can be used when baking and it is suitable for medium and higher temperature cooking.
Each tablespoon contains:
|Serving size||1 Tablespoon (14g)||%DV|
|Servings per Container||64|
|Calories from Fat||120|
|Total Fat||14 g||22%|
|Saturated Fat||1 g||64%|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||1.5 g||*|
|Monounsaturated Fat||1 g||*|
|Total Carbohydrates||0 g||0%|
|* Daily Value not established.|
|Ingredients: 100% Organic Coconut Oil|