The fat in coconut is nearly all the immune boosting medium chain saturated fat. The flesh of a coconut consists of around 50% water and about 35% coconut oil, 10% carbohydrates, and 3.5% protein. Coconuts are a great source of molybdenum, manganese and copper. Coconut also is a good source of zinc and selenium.
Nutritional value of coconut oil per 100g:
In addition coconut oil has great health benefits, which include reducing arthritis inflammation, a powerful effect against acne, promotes weight loss and also as a source of brain food.
Research has shown also that consumption of virgin coconut oil by breast cancer patients during chemotherapy improves symptoms such as dyspnea, fatigue, loss of appetite and sleep difficulties, and also reduces the symptoms related to chemotherapy side effects.
A rice cooking method that involves adding about a teaspoon of coconut oil to half a cup of rice before cooking and then refrigerating for 12 hours, increases the amount of indigestible starch in the rice, resulting in low calorie rice.
You can enjoy some of this coconut rice at Amaica.