Coconut oil is an essential component of South Indian cooking but is a useful ingredient in a variety of sweet and savoury dishes due to its sweet, nutty flavour. Here are some of our favourite uses:
Use when cooking a curry for a healthy alternative to vegetable oil (with a lovely hint of sweetness).
Substitute for any fat in baking – beautiful vegan cakes anyone?!
Blend with nuts to make your favourite nut butter.
Pop popcorn in it and top with chilli sauce and parmesan for a delicious snack.
Maximise its moisturising properties by putting it in your hair, on your face, everywhere!
What’s even better is that coconut oil has loads of benefits! Aside from being dairy-free and cooking at high temperatures, it’s also healthy. It’s easy to digest, a great source of energy and low in polyunsaturated fats. Give it a go!