If you have ever tried coconut oil, then you will love coconut butter! The difference between the two is simple. Coconut oil is just the oil of the coconut. It's smooth and creamy and melts like a dream. On the other hand, coconut butter contains the actual meat of the coconut so its flavor and texture is even more intense and rich. Both can be used as a dairy butter replacement, but coconut butter is so delicious that you will want to eat it with a spoon!
Coconut butter is packed with healthy fatty acids (lauric acid to be exact) and healthy protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Because lauric acid is a medium chain fatty acid, it is not immediately stored away; it is instead burned immediately and used as energy. This can help bring an extra boost to the midday slump or even help calm cravings!
Coconut butter is also a great addition to your vegan or raw diet. Just make sure if you are incorporating it in your raw diet that your dried coconut is certified raw. You can also add extra flavor to your coconut butter by adding in carob powder, cinnamon and even almond extract!
Serving size about 2 cups
Not sure what to make with your coconut butter? Try this super simple fudge!
Serving size 1 small pan
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