Organic Ingredients and uses of Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is extracted from the fruit of coconut palm trees. The oil has many different applications, including medicinal, industrial and food preparation. Use coconut oil for cooking and nutritional fat in tropical climates where palm trees and coconuts are indigenous. Coconut oil is composed of several types of fats.
One of the primary saturated fats in coconut oils is a fatty acid called lauric acid. Almost 50% of the fatty acids in coconut oil is the 12-carbon Lauric Acid. When lauric acid is digested, it forms a substance called monolaurin. Both lauric acid and monolaurin can kill harmful pathogens like bacteria, viruses and fung.
Caprylic Acid is one of the three fatty acids (along with capric acid and lauric acid) that are found in coconut oil. It is a potent antifungal that kills Candida cells, as well as restoring your stomach acidity to its normal levels.
Capric acid is a 10-carbon saturated fatty acid and one of the three potent medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) in coconut oil. Lauric acid and Caprylic acid are the other two. Although lauric (C12) acid and its monoglyceride (monolaurin) are the most powerful overall, capric (C10) acid and its monoglyceride (monocaprin) are pretty impressive as well.
A tbsp. of coconut oil contains 0.789 g of monounsaturated fat. The monounsaturated fat in coconut oil is made entirely of oleic acid oleic acid is the main reason for the high anti-cancer benefits associated with the Mediterranean diet. The components in oleic acid may help to offer added protection against breast cancer.
Coconut oil contains 0.245 g of polyunsaturated fat per tablespoon. Linoleic corrosive is the main unsaturated fat that makes up the polyunsaturated fat substance of coconut oil. Linoleic corrosive is thought to be a basic unsaturated fat. The body can’t make basic unsaturated fats so it is critical to get them from nourishment all together for the body to work appropriately. Linoleic corrosive is an omega 6 unsaturated fat and is vital for sound mind capacity, skin and hair development and bone health.