There is one epithet, amongst many others, used for describing the wondrous coconut butter, that perfectly fits the description and it’s ‘superfood’.
Coconut butter is a cream made from the meat of the coconut, just as the peanuts are made into peanut butter. There are so many ways you can use coconut butter, but we must focus on just several, otherwise, the list would be endless.
The term ‘superfood’ comes for the reason that besides the extraordinary taste, coconut butter has amazing health benefits.
Coconut butter has a great amount of lauric acid that is an anti-inflammatory compound, which destroys bacteria and viruses, it also has antifungal properties.
Coconut butter is full of healthy fats and increases the function of the metabolism, helps in weight loss and boosts the energy level.
There is a significant amount of amino acids, magnesium, and calcium that can be found in this butter.
Here is a list of 4 amazing uses of coconut butter:
Add it to Smoothies
When making a delicious, fruity smoothie, add one tablespoon of coconut butter, and blend it all together. The fragrance of the butter will make it even more aromatic than it is, and the texture it provides will only contribute to the ‘smooth’ texture of the smoothie.
Cooking with Coconut Butter
Melt 2 tablespoons of coconut butter, and pour it over sweet or regular potato, bake it with different spices. Spices that go well with coconut are curry, ginger, cardamom, rosemary, black pepper, and cinnamon.
You can add it in baked rice also, and in any other dish that you use peanut butter in.
Use it as Beauty Product for the Skin
Coconut butter has the ability to protect and provide good care for the skin. Coconut butter improves skin appearance due to its antifungal and antibacterial compounds, which keep the skin healthy and moisturize it.
Just take enough butter straight from the jar and apply it to the skin. Leave it for 30 minutes, then wash it off.
Helps in Weight Loss
Coconut butter is full of essential nutrients and has antioxidant properties.
It has a great amount of protein, good fat, carbs, natural sugars, Vitamin C, A, high level of calcium and iron. It is also a great provider of amino and folic acids.
All these compounds make it the perfect ingredient for weight loss because once you eat it it will make you and keep you full longer.