So I bought 2 jars and decided to start using it. It smells like coconut (yum!) but doesn't make the food taste like it. It's solid at room temperature which makes it tricky to substitute it for liquid oils in baked goods (although you can melt it in the microwave) but it works well for stir fries. And carmelized onions. Mmmmm...
Cold-pressed oils are also more healthy for you, so if you go out to buy this, or any oil, buy cold-pressed. The nutrients in oil are lessened when it is heated and processed.
It seems like ever since I started learning about the health benefits of coconut it's showing up everywhere! I bought a bag of the unsweetened finely shredded organic variety and have been adding it to my oatmeal. It's a good way to trick my texture sensations because it's chewy and mixes into the oatmeal well so I don't get that stringy feeling.
This morning in my email box I got a blog update about making your own coconut milk. I may have to try it!
I did add the coconut oil to my Doughnut Muffins yesterday with great results.
We've already eaten 2 each!