Ian Burke & SAVEUR “un-hype” the joy of cooking with coconut oil.
Photo by: Evan Sung
Coconut oil: A trendy oil beloved by nutritionists, and often touted as a “superfood”—that is, until recently. Coconut oil has been at the center of a whirlwind of culinary controversy, after a Harvard professor called it “pure poison,” and the American Heart Association released an advisory stating that “lowering intake of saturated fat… will lower the incidence of cardiovascular disease.” Which, on the first read, sounds a bit scary. And coconut oil does contain lots of saturated fats, known to increase the risk of heart disease. However, we think sticking to the “everything in moderation” rule is the move here. And despite the controversy, coconut oil is still found in a slew of health items, ranging from moisturizers to haircare products..
“Coconut fan or not, Ian Burke gives us keen insights in to cooking magic.”