For centuries consumption of coconut oil was prevalent specifically in tropical regions. Nonetheless, it was one of the staple foods in US and some other nearby countries, it went out of use because of saturated fat content, which it is rich in. But these days again coconut oil has started gaining momentum particularly in Unites States due to its multiple cooking usages and potential to offer utmost health benefits.
What is Virgin Coconut Oil?
On a broad basis there are only two types of coconut oils – Virgin and Refined, Bleached and Deodorized (RBD). Every other coconut type is just a derivative. RBD coconut oil is extracted from dried coconuts (often called as copara). It is then processed to ensure it is tasteless and odorless like other vegetable oils we use. On the contrary, virgin coconut oil is extracted from the pulp of coconuts that are fresh. This oil is entirely distinct from other super refined versions of oils as it is derived without using any harsh extraction and refining process which may cause damage to the cardiovascular mechanism of our body. Thus virgin coconut oil retains aroma, flavor and health quality of coconut. This oil is much healthier and fresh for cooking purpose compared to other refined oils.
How to Open a Coconut?
Coconut is a tropical fruit. They are the most well protected nut in the world. if you have bought an unopened coconut and are opening it for the first time , the task may appear little difficult . But once you know the trick to open it , you can enjoy this refreshing fruit ! The opening technique depends upon the type of coconut you plan to open.