Ask the Diet Doctor: Coconut Oil Vs. Coconut Butter


Q: How is coconut butter different from coconut oil? Does it deliver the same nutritional benefits?

A: Coconut oil is currently a very popular oil for cooking and arguably the go-to fat source for Paleo diet devotees. Coconut oil spinoffs have also gained popularity, with the most prominent being coconut butter. However, there are some differences, both nutritionally and culinary, between the butter and oil versions that you should know before digging in.


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