Can I use coconut oil for cooking?

Cooking with coconut oil: it really is that healthy!

taste: More and more chefs swear by coconut oil. It gives all dishes a fine exotic touch Coconut notewhich, however, does not push itself to the fore.

use: Virgin coconut oil is great for cooking and baking. However, if you want to heat the oil very high, it is better to use hydrogenated coconut fat. Both can be found in the supermarket, but the production is different.

  • Try steaming vegetables and fish with coconut oil!
  • Coconut oil goes particularly well with Asian dishes such as curries.
  • It also scores points when it comes to baking and especially in Christmas bakery, because the fine coconut aroma is in great demand here. In general: Butter and margarine can be easily replaced by coconut oil. However, coconut oil is more productive than butter, as it consists almost of pure fat. So you don't have to replace the full amount of butter with coconut oil. 3/4 of the amount of butter is enough. Coconut oil is also often used for chocolate icing. As soon as the topping cools down, the coconut oil will solidify.
  • Even deep-frying is no problem with the oil, as long as you don't use virgin coconut oil.

Coconut oil is used everywhere in our recipes (see below). Have fun trying!

Attention risk of confusion: Coconut oil is not the same in the supermarket as coconut oil, which you can buy on the refrigerated shelf. Coconut oil is industrially manufactured, heat-treated and tasteless. It is used for frying and cake icing, but is not as good as coconut oil. Coconut oil is also not palm oil. Palm oil appears in the list of ingredients on the label of many groceries in the supermarket. It comes from the fruits of the oil palm and, like coconut fat, is tasteless.