This is one of those new fangled versions of the old grossly unhealthy pies that we have all made and love.Recipe link is below.
It has become increasingly popular to substitute coconut oil for heavy creams or tofu in a vegan version of these really sinful desserts. The cool thing about it is that it works. Now you might say why is this a healthier version. Well that is because more than ninety percent of coconut oil consists of saturated fats
(Don’t panic! It’s not as bad as it sounds, read to the rest of this and your opinion will change) along with traces of a few unsaturated fatty acids, such as monounsaturated fatty acids and
polyunsaturated fatty acids. This goes for virgin coconut oil as well.
Below is a list of the components that make up coconut oil:
- Saturated fatty acids: Most of them are medium
chain triglycerides, which are supposed to assimilate well in the body’s
systems. Lauric acid is the chief contributor, representing more than
forty percent of the total, followed by capric acid, caprylic acid,
myristic acid and palmitic.
- Polyunsaturated fatty acids: Linoleic acid.
- Monounsaturated fatty acids: Oleic acid.
- Poly-phenols: Coconut contains Gallic acid, which
is also known as phenolic acid. These polyphenols are responsible for
the fragrance and the taste of coconut oil and Virgin Coconut Oil is
rich in these polyphenols.
- Certain derivatives of fatty acid like betaines, ethanolamide,
ethoxylates, fatty esters, fatty polysorbates, monoglycerides and polyol
- Fatty chlorides, fatty alcohol sulphate and fatty alcohol ether sulphate, all of which are derivatives of fatty alcohols.
- Vitamin E, vitamin K and minerals such as iron.
The health benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress
relief, cholesterol level maintenance, weight loss, boosted immune
system, proper digestion and regulated metabolism. It also provides
relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure,
diabetes, HIV, and cancer, while helping to improve dental quality and
bone strength. These benefits of oil can be attributed to the presence
of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and their respective
properties, such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-fungal,
antibacterial and soothing qualities.
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No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Oreo Pie [Vegan]: Meet your new favorite no-bake pie. Seriously, it couldn’t be easier to make, and it’s so delicious!