Coconut has been referred to as the lifeline of health by cultures across the world due to its health benefits. Coconut has been part of the diet in south asia and polinasian cultures for centuries. It is consumed mainly in fresh form, however dried form and oil is also an important part of the diet. Coconut oil was the prime oil used in cooking in coastal areas due to its health benefits. Coconut is definitely the super food our ancestors knew about.
Coconut uses in recent times
Coconut oil has been introduced to western world and it has been gaining popularity. It has been used for baking confectionery and manufacturing snacks due to its rich flavor and fat content. However it should be used in cooking as it has more health benefits than many other oils.