Weekend Musings: Coconut Oil
In the South Arm Older Adults Cooking Club, Michelle introduced a new item which is Coconut Oil.
In room temperature, coconut oil solidifies like vegetable shortening. In warmer summer weather, it may turns into liquid. It does not need refrigeration.
Coconut oil can be used in place of oil or butter. It has fairly high heat tolerance and can be used in cooking like sauteing up to medium high heat.
It has a nice coconut flavour and great for baked goods like zucchini and banana bread.
Here is an excerpt on coconut oil and its benefit from Dr. Oz shared by Michelle in the kitchen. (more…)