|Virgin Coconut Oil arrives at Winnipeg Costco!|
My hubby officially thinks I'm weird. At Costco today I spotted organic coconut oil and squealed - I knew they would get it soon. The price is awesome - about $5 per lb. You can also buy it at most grocery stores (although it can be tricky to find as its not necessarily with the other oils), health stores and bulk barn for about $8 per pound. The Costco one is a big jar but if you start using it as much as I do you will go through it or you can share it with someone.
Why do I cook and bake with coconut oil?
Coconut oil is made of medium chain fatty acids that are easily digested and converted to energy versus the long-chain fatty acids in polyunsaturated oils which are stored as fat. It significantly improves metabolism, slows digestion, prevents blood sugar fluctuations, and detoxifies your body. Basically it can help you lose weight, control your cravings and improve immunity. Apparently it has other uses as well - skin care, etc but I have yet to try it out.
Now - if only they would get some Almond Flour at Costco I would be happy.