Coconut oil is a vegetable fat and consists mainly of saturated fats. More than half of these fats are medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) that have beneficial properties in the body, aside from providing energy. Saturated fats are very stable when heated and therefore make excellent for cooking fats. Pure coconut oil has a mild and subtle coconut flavour. Cold-pressing the coconut fat ensures that the nutrients stay conserved as best as possible.
After pressing coconuts, you are left with coconut fat that becomes liquid around 25 °C and can be stored at room temperature. This is called coconut oil. Coconut oil can be refined further to produce MCT oil.
About 15% of coconut oil consists of caprylic and capric acid (C8 and C10) MCTs which are more easily absorbed by the body than long-chain fats. MCT oil is enriched for C8 and C10 and provides rapidly available energy. Additionally, MCT oils from LiveHelfi are flavourless and therefore an excellent way to add fat to drinks or salads.
Where to buy coconut oil?
The coconut oil you can buy at LiveHelfi only comes from trusted producers. They use organic coconuts to make their coconut oils and apply strict quality guidelines.