I am a HUGE fan of coconut oil. I use it in place of all of my cooking oils. It has a high smoke point so it does not become toxic like vegetable oils do when they are heated.
In the 1970’s coconut oil got a bed rep because it contains saturated fat which at the time was thought to cause heart disease. That has been proven false.
When you shop for Coconut Oil it is very important that you purchase a high quality brand that has these things;
Is Organic & Virgin Cold Pressed
Never buy one that is refined and not virgin pressed. First, it is not as healthy and second you will have a strong coconut flavor. When you cook with a cold pressed virgin coconut oil the flavor is so mild that you do not taste any coconut.
Nutiva is an excellent brand. It is usually found in the Natural Foods Aisle. This is where the better coconut oils are found. Often the refined, lesser quality one are in the regular aisle with the vegetable oils.
And throw away that Pam and use this cooking spray. It is also found in the natural foods aisle. Coconut oil is not cheap. It can run about $12-15 for a small tub of it and about $7 for a spray can. Pricy but it’s worth the money.
Coconut Oil is just an amazing superfood. Check out the 101 uses for it.
My fave way use? Go make popcorn on the stove with Coconut Oil. It is so delicious and has a wonderful flavor that in my opinion does not need butter added.