Is coconut butter the new coconut oil?Coconut oil is currently a very popular oil for cooking and arguably the go-to fat source for Paleo diet devotees. Coconut oil spinoffs have also gained popularity, with the most prominent being coconut butter.
However, there are some differences, both nutritionally and culinary, between the butter and oil versions that you should know before digging in.
Coconut oil is pure fat. And despite the name, it will usually be solid and opaque-not liquid-in your cupboard. This is because it's made up of more than 90 percent saturated fats, which solidify at room temperature. It's also different than other oils in that less than 60 percent of the fats in coconut oil are medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), compared to longer-chain fatty acids in olive oil or fish oil. MCTs are unique, as they are passively absorbed in your digestive tract (unlike other fats which requires special transport/absorption) and thus are readily used as energy. TheseRead More »from Is Coconut Butter the New Coconut Oil?