I have just recently learned about the benefits of using Virgin Coconut Oil as a replacement of butter and oils in my recipes. Kelapo was kind enough to send me a sample of their Virgin Coconut Oil to review and my family and I are loving it! I have used Virgin Coconut Oil to fry chicken in place of my normal vegetable oil and my family loved the flavor! I have also tried making an apple pie with my Kelapo Virgin Coconut Oil and my kids and hubby devoured it! Kelapo has a site called "We're Coconuts" where you can find great recipes to try with your Virgin Coconut Oil!
More About Kelapo Virgin Coconut Oil:
Add excitement to your favorite dishes—and promote a healthy lifestyle—with our Kelapo™ Virgin Coconut Oil.
Harvested from exclusive coconut palms in Sri Lanka, this 100% organic, trans fat free oil can be used as an all-natural, flavorful, and energy packed, butter alternative.Description:
» Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil
» Vegetarian Certified
» Fair Trade Approved
Kelapo Virgin Coconut Oil can be used as a replacement for butter and other oils. The unique flavors of our virgin coconut oil turn any ordinary meal into a truly indulgent experience.
We harvest our coconuts from the lush, tropical island of Sri Lanka. Our fair trade farmers collect the fruit at its peak ripeness, and extract the virgin coconut oil through a cold expeller press. Kelapo Virgin Coconut Oil is 100% natural, unrefined, and certified organic. Plus, it is the only Fair Trade approved coconut oil on the market.
Suggested Use Use virgin coconut oil as a 1 to 1 replacement for butter and oils in cooking and baking. For best results, do not refrigerate.Benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil:
Virgin coconut oil is comprised of medium chain triglycerides, or MCTs, that you could say are the proprietary secrets of plant based saturated fats. The most recognizable of all the MCTs is lauric acid. Besides virgin coconut oil, lauric acid is found in breast milk. Rich in antioxidants, lauric acid and other MCTs, coconut oil helps the body absorb important nutrients and minerals, eliminate harmful bacteria, and fight the signs of aging.
Professional athletes have long been using coconut oil as fuel to build lean muscle. Additionally, adding coconut oil to a smoothie, can increase your feeling of fullness and stabilize blood sugar for longer periods of time. Some people have even reported the ability to burn more fat and achieve greater weight loss after the use of virgin coconut oil.
Mediterranean diets receive lots of attention but the people of the Mediterranean are not the only ones with a healthy diet. In tropical countries where coconut oil has been consumed daily for hundreds of years, there are fewer cases of obesity, heart disease, cancer, and other illnesses, than reported in the US.
Lastly, scientific research is further looking into the connection between virgin coconut oil and brain function. Over time, glucose inhibitors can limit the amount of energy to the brain, causing a decrease in cognitive function. Consuming regular amounts of coconut oil however, can lead to ketone production, where ketones take over when glucose is not present, and help restore brain activity.
100% organic and all-natural, Kelapo™ Virgin Coconut Oil, should be enjoyed as a delicious part of a healthy lifestyle.
You can purchase Kelapo products here!
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