What You Should Know About Coconut Oil and Butter


Cocos nucifera is the scientific name, comes from the Latin language, where Nucifera means "nut-bearing".
Coconut is its English version, but cocos and coco are the most usable. Discovered by Spanish explorers and called in this way because of the "monkey face" resembling. Classified as a fruit and frequently confused to be a nut, in fact, this is the Palm tree one-seeded drupe. Its plant blossoms all year and needs nearly nine months high-level humidity, sand-soils, more sun, to rip. Palm trees produce coconuts nearly 13 times per year and need one year to be completely matured. It is widely distributed in Tropical regions of Asia, Africa, and South America, but its motherland is the Philippines, where the climatic conditions are appropriate.

Interesting facts
In Sanskrit, the Coconut palm is known as 'Kalpa vriksha' The tree of life, which gives all that is necessary for living. Almost all parts can be properly used for cosmetic, medicinal, culinary and even furniture manufacturing. Mostly coconut oil, butter, milk, water, and meat are beneficial for our health.
That's why coconut is classified as the best food with many healing properties. Some scientists compare its pure milk with the human plasma because its components are very close to it. The process of its formation is long sucking the water through the fibers of the rind.

 Nutritional facts

Coco is a rich source of fiber and vitamins  A, E, K, C, B1, B2, B6, B12, including the minerals selenium, iron, calcium, magnesium, sodium, phosphorus, copper and many irreplaceable amino acids.

Coconut oil and butter. 

Perhaps these are the most usable products and visually they are almost the same.
Currently, the oil is very popular for cooking. It is a pure fat because contains plenty of three fatty acids: Lauric acid, Capric acid, and Caprylic acid. Both oil and butter are loaded with these saturated fats, that's why they are not in liquid form.
 -87% saturated fats in oil;
 -51% saturated fats in butter;
Exactly these saturated fats, which were classified as unhealthy till now, are recalled and a subject of modern medical research. They are (MCFAs) - medium-chain fatty acids, helping the better assimilation of long-chain fatty acids (LCFAs) from vegetable and seed oils, which are dependable. 

Actually, MFCAs are proven in reducing the high level of cholesterol and its transforming in pregnenolone in our body, which is the "rough material" and the precursor for the synthesis of many hormones, and stimulator of our memory function, metabolism and relieve the accumulated stress and fatigue.
In addition, the contained Capric, Caprylic, and Lauric acids are the main coconut components, found in goat's milk and human milk, too.

Coconut oil and butter are unique and effective all-in-one beauty and medical tools.
The oil has healing powers because of its antiseptic properties, so it speeds the remedy process of acne, dermatitis, eczema, yeast, psoriasis, fungus and Candida overgrowth. In addition, these are one of the most functional components in different cosmetics, because of their properties which heal, refresh and stimulate the skin and hair.

One popular and universal method of applying the healing power of this oil is oil pulling.  The process of swirling the liquid oil in the mouth is one of the best purifications of blood, where through the draining the lymphatic slag is eliminated from the whole body. Many people do it, to improve their dental and gyms health, and gain whiter teeth. Successfully, it cures some kinds of digestive problems and relieves symptoms associated with gastritis, colitis, ulcerative colitis, bowel function, gallbladder disease, pancreatitis and better insulin production. Also, Diabetes, Obesity, and Thyroid dysfunctions are well treated.

Some people drink their coffee with an exotic taste and lose some kilos, because of the coconut butter. Others just like to cook with the oil and properly use it for better health.
Certainly, we can say: 'One spoon coconut oil or butter per day, keeps many unhealthy conditions away!