coconut oil


see coconut

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Coconut Oil: Good Or Bad?

Many praise this high-fat oil as a healthy choice, but is coconut oil really a safe option for cooking?

Nutrition News: Healthier School Lunches, Coconut Oil, Juice Cleanse Details

Healthy school lunch changes pay off, clearing up the murkiness around coconut oil, and things to know before attempting a juice cleanse.

Nutrition News: Defining "Natural," Healthy Kids' Meals, Calorie Counts in Question, and a Coconut Oil Warning

Michael Pollan mulls the meaning of "natural," a menu switcheroo helps kids eat healthier, nut calorie counts are not all they’re cracked up to be, and coconut oil is not heart-healthy.

Olive Oil 101

You’ve probably heard that olive oil is good for you, but do you know why? And since oils are source of fat, can they be part of a healthy diet? Here’s the skinny on this fabulous oil and tips on how to enjoy it even if you’re watching your weight.

Win This Grapeseed Oil!

We’re giving away one bottle of Sadaf grapeseed oil to five randomly-selected commenters.

Label Decoder: Palm Oil

You may have spied "palm oil" on an ingredient label or stumbled across the name in a food news story. Here's the scoop on this new oil that's replacing the trans fats in your packaged junk foods.

Canola Oil: Good or Bad?

Many of my recipes call for canola oil instead of butter to increase the healthy fats and cut out the cholesterol. I often hear “Wait a minute, isn't canola oil bad for you?” We’re setting the record straight. We’re setting the record straight.

Coconut Diet 101

This ever popular diet has a die-hard following. We’ll tell you if coconut oil is the ultimate superfood that’ll help you shed pounds or just another fad diet making waves.

The Versatile Coconut

There are plenty of coconut products available in the supermarket: coconut milk, coconut water, coconut flour -- here's a breakdown of what each is.