Coconut oil is an edible oil extracted from the meat of mature coconuts. It has a high-fat content, which makes it resistant to rancidification, lasting up to 6 months without spoiling.
Coconut oil, as is the case for most cooking oils, isn't essential to good health and should be used sparingly.
Coconuts stem from the coconut tree, or Cocos nucifera. Coconuts are known for their versatility of uses, ranging from food to cosmetics. The water in young coconuts is very high in electrolytes. They are a good source of protein, iron and zinc.
They are ideal for making deserts, and are used in a variety of dishes like ice cream, beverages, frostings on cakes, smoothies, curry sauces etc. Whole coconuts will keep at room temperature for two weeks. For longer storage, refrigerate.