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Kelapo Extra Virgin Coconut Oil can be used as a replacement for butter and other oils. The unique flavors of our extra virgin coconut oil turn any ordinary meal into a truly indulgent experience.
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Since, I tried this on a slice of toast, I went with a smooth Ceylon to drink with it: Morowaka Ceylon FBOP from KTeas. This made for a delicious, light breakfast. However, I think that this can go with just about any tea … I’m wondering how it would have been to enjoy that slice of toast with this Coconut Cream Black Tea from Zen Tara Teas – YUM!
What I Think:
I’m not going to lie, I had my doubts about this one. I mean, I was raised on the cheapest margarine available at the supermarket, and after a few years on my own, I switched to unsalted butter and I’ve never looked back. I don’t miss margarine one bit. I love my butter! (Or, in the words of Paula Deen: Butter makes it better!) So, when Foodzie included a sampling of this in the Jump Start my New Year, I was certain I was NOT going to like this!
But I do like it! For the purposes of this review, I spread the sample on a piece of toasted 8-grain bread. It provides a nice, creamy texture like butter, but it adds a lovely coconut-y flavor! With this product, not only would I not need to spread butter on my toast, but I also would not need jam, because the coconut flavor is delicious on it’s own.
Then I compared some information. With this product versus my unsalted butter, I’m not really saving any fat or calories. In truth, this Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is slightly higher in both fat and calories. The biggest difference is cholesterol. My unsalted butter has 30mg of cholesterol while this product has 0. That’s right. Zip, zero, zilch … nada!
So, if you’ve been ordered by your physician to lower your cholesterol intake and can’t stand the taste of margarine, you should really give this stuff a try. I personally have not been told that my cholesterol is high by my physician, but that’s probably because I’ve not been tested. But, given that my family has a history of heart problems, I can see how this can be a very beneficial addition to my diet. There are other health benefits to adding coconut oil to your diet, read more here.
My Final Thoughts:
I only tried this on toast, but it was good enough to pique my interest. I am going to look for coconut oil the next time I’m shopping, because I’m really curious how this will affect other foods in which I use butter (I’m really wondering how an egg fried with this tastes!)