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Coconut fat is in the form of medium-chain fatty acids which are rarely found in any other “fat” food source. This special group of fatty acids is extremely healthy for the body. In fact, the fatty acid present in coconut, lauric acid, is the same as that present in a human mother’s milk. These fatty acids are easy to digest, and they direct end up in the liver where they are burnt up to create body fuel. They are not stored up in the adipose tissue and hence don’t contribute to “fattening” so you should not worry about it.
Coconut oil is just the oil that is extracted from the meat and Coconut butter is the whole meat of the coconut pureed into a creamy butter which is 65% oil.