Does anyone have the self-control to pass on a big bowl of popcorn at the movies or during a night-in bingeing on Netflix? I know I don't. There is just something about popcorn and a movie, but there aren’t many healthy options. I needed something without all the salt, artificial ingredients and bad fats. My wish came true when our product development team introduced butter-flavored coconut oil.
Our dairy free Butter Flavored Organic Coconut Oil offers all the healthy benefits of organic coconut oil, with the rich taste of butter. It's great on toast, popcorn, baked potatoes or cooked vegetables. You can also substitute it 1:1 for butter in baking, cooking and frying. The butter-flavored coconut oil does not have a coconut flavor or odor, so the only thing you will taste is the butter flavor. It's an all-around win for butter fans looking for healthier options.
In case haven't heard about the health benefits of coconut, I'll give you a quick run-down on why you will want to add this to your shopping list. Coconut oil has been used for thousands of years in tropical cultures and is a great source of MCTs (medium chain triglycerides). MCTs are a form of a saturated fatty acid that is stored as energy instead of fat in the body and supports a healthy brain and heart. It also contains lauric acid and caprylic acid that are converted into monolaurin, which has been studied for its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties.
By far my favorite way to use our new butter-flavored coconut oil is on popcorn. We've been sampling the oil at tradeshows with popcorn and it's been widely popular. Drizzle the oil on top of freshly made popcorn, sprinkle with salt and you have a healthy version of movie-theater popcorn. I've been experimenting with new ways to jazz up my popcorn. A couple of options include sprinkling it with curry powder or lemon-pepper. A sweeter option is to melt dark chocolate with the butter flavored coconut oil and sprinkle with coconut flakes.
Do you have a secret popcorn recipe you'd like to share?