Spray Coconut Oil - same health benefits as the jarred stuff?
- fldhkybnva Oct 1, 2013 05:07 PM
I've heard that Trader Joe's has spray coconut oil which seems like a nice convenient product to have in addition to the jar on my counter. however, it must be liquid at all temperatures which suggests that the ratio of fats is different than the jarred stuff which is solidified or at most sludgy. Does anyone more knowledgeable than me know if this product would have the same health benefits as regular unrefined oil? I guess I should preface this post to exclude any discussion on whether coconut oil is actually good for you to prevent straying too far.
There are health risks associated with aerosols in general and there has to be a propellant as well as the coconut oil in the can. If I were considering using it I would probably do some homework on the ingredients and see if the bad of it being aerosol could even be offset by the benefits of coconut oil. As far as the good of the coconut oil, so little is used with an aerosol I don't think it would really count.
I use a Misto instead (this is a warm climate, things stay liquid.) You could also use a brush with it to spread it thinly on a pan.
For any health benefit you would need significantly more coconut oil than the trace amounts from a spray can. I would suggest to use the solid coconut oil for greasing pans etc instead of the spray
Lecithin is add to keep it liquid at lower temperatures.
I do not believe that it effects the nutritional value of the Coconut Oil.