Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, which your body converts to monolaurin. This special agent has antiviral, antibacterial, and antiprotozoal properties. Coconut oil is also rich in capric acid, which shares some of the same antimicrobial benefits that help protect you from infections. Coconut oil is also rich is medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs), which stimulate your body’s metabolism and help you trim off excess body fat. The oil from the Cohune palm nut has a history of being used by cultures in Meso-America from the pre-Columbian time especially by the Mayans. Beyond cooking, the cohune nut oil has many uses: lamp oil: helps repel mosquitoes, soap making: creates smooth skin, as a wood preservative and as a seasoning in soups or salad dressings.
Coconut oil doesn't contain your average saturated fats, like the ones you would find in cheese or steak. Most of the fatty acids in the diet are long-chain fatty acids, but the medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil are metabolized differently--they go straight to the liver from the digestive tract, where they are used as a quick source of energy or turned into ketones.
Cohune Palm nut oil
There is no published research available, but there is thousands of years of testimony speaking to the amazing flavor, the benefits as a skin and hair conditioner, and even a supplement to the feed for horses. This palm grows freely throughout Belize and has thrived since ancient culture due to it's resilience to the old farming technique of slash and burn.
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