coconut

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PRIMARY MICRO NUTRIENTS iron, copper, manganese, Molybdenum, phosphorus, potassium, selenium

 

SECONDARY MICRO NUTRIENTS magnesium, zinc
NUTRITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS and NOTES
  • Oil contains medium chain fatty acids
    • Easily absorbed  and are preferential energy source for body
    • Increase metabolic rate and decrease body fat stores
  • Immune support
    • Monoglycerides produced from Medium chain fatty acids in Oil destroy pathogens in the body by dissolving lipids and phospholipids in their cell membranes, causing pathogens to disintegrate
    • Lauric acid shown to interfere with virus assembly and maturation
FUNCTIONAL BENEFITS
  • Blood Glucose regulation and promoting weight loss
  • Medium chain fatty acids Lauric acid and Capric acid
    • Converted to Monolaurin and Capric acid which have important have anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties
    • Monolaurin shown to interfere with signal tranduction, thus disrupting bacteria’s ability to interact with cells they are trying to infect aswell as eliminating lipid-coated viruses, pathogenic bacteria and having anti-microbial abilities to kill or inactivate a number of yeast, fungal and protozoa infections
PHYTONUTRIENTS
PLANT FAMILY
DANGERS
Desiccated coconut Coconut milk Coconut Oil
Nutrient Unit RDA per 100g % RDA per 100g % RDA per 100g % RDA
Energy kcal 2600 660 25.4% 230 8.80% 862  32.2%
Protein g 90 6.88 7.6% 2.29 2.50% 0  0%
Total lipid (fat) g 87 64.53 74.2% 23.84 27.40% 100  114.9%
Carbohydrate, by difference g 224 23.65 10.6% 5.54 2.50% 0  0%
Fiber, total dietary g 38 16.3 42.9% 2.2 5.80% 0 0%
Sugars, total g 3.34 7.35 220.1% 0
Minerals
Calcium, Ca mg 1000 26 2.6% 16 1.60% 0 0.00%
Iron, Fe mg 8 3.32 41.5% 1.64 20.50% 0.04 0.50%
Magnesium, Mg mg 420 90 21.4% 37 8.80% 0 0.00%
Phosphorus, P mg 700 206 29.4% 100 14.30% 0 0.00%
Potassium, K mg 470 543 115.5% 263 56.00% 0 0.00%
Sodium, Na mg 37 15 0
Zinc, Zn mg 11 2.01 18.3% 0.67 6.10% 0 0.00%
Copper, Cu mg 0.9 0.796 88.4% 0.266 29.60% 0 0.00%
Manganese, Mn mg 2.3 2.745 119.3% 0.916 39.80% 0 0.00%
Selenium, Se µg 55 18.5 33.6% 6.2 11.30% 0 0.00%
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 90 1.5 1.7% 2.8 3.10% 0 0.00%
Thiamin mg 1.2 0.06 5.0% 0.026 2.20% 0 0.00%
Riboflavin mg 1.3 0.1 7.7% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Niacin mg 16 0.603 3.8% 0.76 4.80% 0 0.00%
Pantothenic acid mg 5 0.8 16.0% 0.183 3.70% 0 0.00%
Vitamin B-6 mg 1.7 0.3 17.6% 0.033 1.90% 0 0.00%
Folate, total µg 400 9 2.3% 16 4.00% 0 0.00%
Choline, total mg 22.1 8.5 0.3
Vitamin B-12 µg 2.4 0 0.0% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Vitamin A, IU IU 5000 0 0.0% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Vitamin E, total mg 15 0.44 2.9% 0.15 1.00% 0.29 1.90%
Vitamin D IU 600 0 0.0% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) µg 120 0.3 0.3% 0.1 0.10% 0.5 0.40%
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated g 57.218 21.14 86.5
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 2.745 1.014 5.8
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 0.706 0.261 1.8

RDA – Recommended Dietary Amount recommendations are based upon calculations for a 40 year old very active man that I have adapted from USDA’s Dietary Intake Guidelines. Using this link you can make your own calculations

Adapted from:

Murray, M. (2005). Encyclopedia of Healing Food. New York, N.Y.: Atria Books

USDA food database: http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/

Other information sources:

World’s Healthiest Foods – an excellent online food and nutrition encyclopedia

Self Nutrition Data: an online nutrient breakdown of foods

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