Nutrients Found in Coconut Oil

Nutrients in Coconut Oil


Nutritional information for 1 tablespoon of Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil:

Calories: 120 From Fat: 120
Total Fat: 14g
Saturated Fat 12.5g
Polyunsaturated Fat .5g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0g
Sodium 0mg
Carbohydrate 0mg
Protein 0g
Vitamin E .18mg
Vitamin K .1 mcg
Iron .008 mcg
.06 mg Choline

The percentage fatty acids that make up the saturated, polyunsaturated, and monosaturated in coconut are*:

Lauric Acid 44-51%
Myristic Acid 13-18%
Palmitic Acid 7-10 percent
Capric Acid 4-10%
Caprlic Acid 5-9%
Oleic Acid 5-8%
Stearic Acid 1-3 %
Linoleic Acid 1-2%

*what are the health benefits of these fats?

*Refined coconut oil is often hydrogenated and therefore most of the nutrients are destroyed. To ensure you are receiving the maximum nutritional benefit always make sure to purchase Extra Virgin Coconut Oil that is cold pressed, unrefined, and hexane free.


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