Here in Southern Florida, coconut's fist came about in the 1880's when a
ship wrecked a couple miles away from Palm Beach. The coconut palm's
that the ship was transporting broke free and the warm waters of the
Gulf Stream brought the coconuts to the beaches of
South Florida. And as a natural phenomenon, the coconuts took root and
sprouted on the beach. This is how the explorers
of Southern Florida first saw the beaches and in one case named the
beach after what they saw, a "Palm Beach". The rest was history! All
thanks to a passing ship wreck and a boat of passing coconut palms.
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Since the 1950s, coconut oil has been labeled as unhealthy.
The media reported how tropical coconut oils were filled with
fatty artery clogging fats. What was not reported was that the coconut
oil used was hydrogenated and not the virgin oil used for
our foods today. We now know that hydrogenation (which is the artificially adding a hydrogen molecule to oils
) not oil. Hydrogenated corn, canola and soy oils are filled with dangerous trans-fats and processed
with toxic solvents are commonly added to packaged foods.
Why is it that baby formulas include coconut as an ingredient?
Because coconut oil is one of the most healthy foods on this planet.
Coconut oil is (cholesterol) and trans fat free and contains 1% omega
and is very rich in medium chain (good fats) that are recommended by doctors.
One of the (good fats) that comprises 50% of coconut oil, is called lauric
acid. Lauric acid is a medium-chain fatty acid found in "mother's
milk" that supports healthy metabolism, and is now being studied for its
antiviral, antifungal, & antibacterial properties. Researchers say that lauric acid will
soon become as
well known as Omega-3. The Monsanto
company developed a GMO canola oil that attempts to
mimic coconut oil's high (%) of lauric acid. Coconut oil is making a
comeback as we learn more about the downsides of consuming too many
Omega-6 vegetable oil. Experts suggest that (3) tablespoons of extra virgin coconut
oil a day is good.
Hydrogenated Trans Fat or Healing Coconut Oil
The FDA will be required to label "trans fats" in 2006.
Additionally the entire fat industry is undergoing a federal review of
it's guidelines. That means that Nutiva is positioned to offer the
"good fats" in its coconut oil products, which can
play a important role in personal health. no longer will you here: "zero fat
equals good," "tropical fats equal bad," and "vegetable
oils are beneficial".
Did you know that Pacific Islanders who eat coconuts everyday have low
incidence of heart disease and are seldom overweight. When a American diet
vegetable oils replaces a Pacific Islander diet, all the fat related
diseases which are common in America start to appear.
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Use & Preparation: To
remove coconut meat from the shell, pierce at least two of
the “eyes” with an ice pick. Drain coconut through a
fine-meshed sieve to reserve liquid. Removing the meat can
be done in several ways. Usually the easiest is to tap the
“nut” with a hammer to loosen meat, then tap hard enough to
crack the nut open. Remove meat in pieces, using a regular
table knife. Trim off brown layer with a sharp knife or
vegetable peeler. Rinse, then grate, chop or puree and use
as desired. With greener coconuts in may be helpful to
place the whole coconut in a 350 degrees F. oven for 15-20
minutes, then proceed with the above steps to remove the
liquid and coconut meat. Yield: 1/2 lb coconut yields
approximately 3 C grated.
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