Coconut oil, the basis of our toasted granola
What is coconut oil?
Coconut oil is a vegetable oil obtained from the seeds of the coconut palm. It is popular in many parts of the world as a cooking oil and also as a skin and hair care product.
Coconut Oil Varieties
There are different types of coconut oil that are made in different ways. Refined coconut oil is obtained from dried coconut shells and is usually cheaper than virgin or unrefined coconut oil. Virgin or unrefined coconut oil is made from fresh coconut shells and is rich in antioxidants and other nutrients. In our granolas we only use the native variety, even in organic quality.
Coconut oil, an energy booster and health promoter
One of the most important properties of coconut oil is its high saturated fat content. It is made up of about 90% saturated fat, mostly medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). MCTs are processed differently by the body than traditional long-chain fatty acids and can be converted into energy more quickly.
Coconut oil also has antimicrobial properties, so it can help improve oral health by killing plaque and bacteria in the mouth. It is also recommended for treating skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis as it hydrates the skin and reduces inflammation.
Coconut oil in the kitchen and cosmetics
In the kitchen, coconut oil can be used for cooking, frying and baking. It has a high smoke point, making it suitable for high heat. It also has a unique flavor and aroma that enhances many recipes.
Coconut oil is also used in many beauty and hair care products. It is used as a conditioner for the hair and as a skin care product to nourish and smooth the skin. It is also used as a natural sun block and after sun lotion.
Coconut oil in granola production
We gently roast all our products with native organic coconut oil. As you read earlier, it is particularly good for baking because it is extremely heat resistant.
Did you know that coconut oil is usually found in solid form here in Germany?
It only becomes liquid at around 26 °C. This means that we have to heat it first in order to be able to process the oil.
Then we carefully mix it with maple syrup and the dry muesli mixture before everything goes into the oven on the tray and is roasted until golden brown.
Thank you for your interest!
Barni & Wilma