August 2011 Issue
Going Nuts for Coconut Manna
Coconut Manna is to coconuts what peanut butter is to peanuts; its just milled coconut mixed with coconut oil for smoothness. Its calorie count, total fat, and fiber content are quite similar to peanut butter. Where the real difference lies is in Coconut Mannas fat profile. Peanut butter, as is the case with most nut butters, is low in saturated fats and high in healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Coconut Manna is so high in saturated fatsone tablespoon provides eight gramsthat its solid at room temperature; you have to dip the jar in warm water in order to spread it.
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