Coconut Oil

What is Coconut Oil?

Coconut Oil also known as coconut butter is a tropical oil which is extracted from dried coconuts. [1]

What is Fractionated Coconut Oil?

"Fractionation means the oil has been physically separated into its different parts. All oils are made up of varying percentages of saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Usually fractionation is used to give you more of the saturated (more solid) part than is found in the whole oil. Fractionation does not change the chemical structure of the fat molecules, as hydrogenation does. I think everyone should avoid partially hydrogenated oils (the primary source of trans fats). Fractionated oils are like other saturated fats, which should be limited if you have a problem controlling your weight or cholesterol. They are generally not a concern if you are burning all of the calories you consume." [2]