posted on May, 9 2015 @ 01:24 AM
a reply to: PeterMcFly
Please provide your comment about this marvelous product.
Stuff and nonsense, most of it.
Coconuts are one of the principal crops in my country. Coconut oil is cheap here, and for generations it was the common people's cooking oil of
choice. My family owned a coconut plantation until the 1970s, when it was expropriated under a government land reform programme.
Coconut oil, compared to other commonly used oils, tastes nasty and has a greasy quality that can be most unpleasant. That's why its principal use is
as a base for soap and various cosmetics. There are sophisticated chemical processes that can help with both problems, but they are expensive to
apply, and they make coconut oil too dear for ordinary kitchen use. Within a single generation, coconut oil almost vanished from our domestic markets,
replaced by other varieties — soya, palm, mustard, sesame, corn, sunflower. All are imported and more expensive than coconut oil, but they don't
have coconut's disagreeable taste and consistency. Hardly anyone in my country uses coconut oil for cooking nowadays.
In non-coconut-producing countries, the nastiness of coconut oil has stood in the way of its acceptance as a cooking oil or of its ingestion in any
other form. So, of late, coconut-oil producers have started touting it as a 'health oil' in order to sell more of the cheap, non-deodorized
The cooking-oil market around the world is huge, colossal. The amounts of money to be made in it are in proportion. The competition is cutthroat. Most
of the 'health' claims you see for different kinds of vegetable oil are the result of marketing competition among industry lobby groups touting one
kind of oil or another.
Cooking in oil is always more or less unhealthy. Consuming oil for its own sake is just silly. It's not going to make you healthier, that's for
edit on 9/5/15 by Astyanax because: of coconutters.