Coconut oil is the oil which is duly extracted from the meat of a mature coconut, plucked fresh off the tree in some island paradise, and shipped half way around the world to you! For many millenia throughout the tropical zones of the world, coconut oil has provided millions with their primary source of fat in their diet. From Australian Aborigines to Fiji Islanders to the fearsome head hunters of Papua New Guinea, coconut oil has fed them all! And not only fed and fattened them, but provided them with innumerable health benefits to boot! You may get your head shrunken on Fiji, but you won’t die of starvation when there’s thousands of delicious coconuts to feast up in tropical splendor and style!
Of course, the tropical island coconut isn’t merely just for enjoying the delicious milk of, or for topping off an ice cream sundae. There are literally hundreds of other uses which the mighty coconut, noble denizen of the tropics, has been put to over the long centuries of human history.
Indeed, coconut has many medicinal and herbal applications, which aborigines have been making use of since long before the first “pale face” arrived in the region. It has industrial applications as well.
Since coconut oil is extremely heat stable (resistant to burning, even at elevated temperatures), it is thus suited to a wide variety of high heat cooking styles, such as fried, fricaseed, and saute’. Because of the added stability that heat resistance brings, coconut oil is extremely slow to oxidize. It can “keep” for ages, due to its ability to resist the elements, and can last up to two years, even in the least favorable environments (such as the tropical heat and humidity in which they originate). This is all due to is high content of saturated fat.
The History of Coconut Oil
Scientists have given the coconut the official Latin name of Cocos nucifera. This name has its origins in the times in which the Spanish fleet of conquistadors first explored and conquered many islands and other regions near and below the equator. These conquistadors gave coconuts the name of coco, which literally means “monkey face”. This was perhaps due to the fact that coconuts possess three eye-like indentations on the nut. These three spots seemed to our intrepid Spanish brethren to resemble the head, eyes, and mouth of a monkey. Nucifera is Latin for “nut bearing”. Those of you who are inclined to dwell on such matters may now feel free to make “monkey nuts” jokes to your heart’s content.
Regardless of its humble, hard to crack, appearance, the coconut is a beloved friend of tropical zone dwellers across many time zones and national boundaries. The coconut provides many millions of indigenous populations with a hearty, nutritious, source of milk, as well as meat, juice, and, of course, coconut oil! And, of course, since the days of the original Spanish conquistadors, Europe and the New World have also discovered the properties of this sturdy, hard shelled, wonder fruit.
Coconuts provide many Southern Hemisphere dwellers with a staple item in their daily diet. Indeed, in some regions, it provides the very majority of their diet. In fact, researchers allege that nearly one third of the entire population of the human species currently dwelling on this planet depends in a very large degree upon the availability of coconut for their basic food supply. It accordingly forms a very large portion of the local economy as well. In cultures south of the equator, the coconut thus possesses a favored place, as well as a long and quite distinguished history, mythical as well as natural.
It is a long established cliche’ that coconut milk is some of the healthiest, most naturally nutritious and delicious, milk that a human being can drink. This long held popular belief has recently been borne out by the culmination of many decades of scientific and medical research. It has now been conclusively determined that, notwithstanding the fact that coconut possesses many and varied health benefits due to its amazingly high content of nutrition and fibers, there are still more fantastic qualities to be discoveries in this humblest and most outwardly unassuming of all fruits. It is actually the oil that is its most beneficial quality!
The Saturated Fat Controversy
Coconut oil is, in fact, a truly remarkable, some would say world historic, substance which gives coconuts not only their delicious nutritional content, but also their potentially life saving medicinal qualities. It was once – mistakenly- assumed that coconut oil would soon prove to be a fluke, having rendered itself dangerously unhealthy because of its allegedly high concentration of saturated fats. But, to the relief of true believers in the healing properties of the amazing coconut, this was proven not to be. Indeed, many hundreds of lab coat wearing coconut scoffers and anti-coconut industry lobbyists across the nation were forced to hang their heads in sheer shame as they admitted their heinous mistake.
The truth of the matter is this: while coconut oil does contain a large quantity of saturated fat, the story does end there, wreathed in coronary causing shame and defeat. For indeed, as is now very well known, attested to by millions, and proven conclusively by officially validated scientific research, the fat content of coconut oil is an extremely unique and quite different type of fat than nearly every kind of fat that exists in other foods.
In fact, coconut oil fat is so very different from other types of fat, that it is recommended for its unique, almost exotic, health giving effects and properties. Due to these very properties, this noble friend of humanity is now finally coming into its own, and gaining long over due accolades as a verified source of nutriment and health. So, don’t miss out on the incredible, health boosting coconut oil benefits! Order some today, and see for yourself what the entire world is raving about! We believe you’ll soon agree that “going tropical” is the fastest way to a long, productive, healthy, happy life!