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There are many great benefits to be had when consuming a very natural and unprocessed fat.  In particular, Virgin Coconut Oil has some properties that really set it apart. One of these is the natural thermogenic effect it has on the body when it is consumed.  There is a lot of heavy science behind this that we won't bore you with.  A thermogenic effects mean a slight increase in body heat and metabolism.  In general terms, a number of factors can produce this effect.  However, when consuming virgin coconut oil, the cause is very specific. Virgin Coconut Oil is composed of over 50% Lauric Acid (in our tests, SoloCoco contains 51%).  Lauric Acid is a fantastic medium chain triglyceride (MCT).  It is one of the first sources of nourishment that human beings ingest via mother's breast milk. In our diets, we tend to

Whether it is your first time using Virgin Coconut Oil, or you are a 'seasoned' veteran of this magnificent oil, we'd love to share some tips with you on how to get the most out of the oil in your jar. Tip #1: Temperature When cooking with any vegetable oil, you should always be conscious of the temperature of the oil.  We always have small temperature gun handy.  We like the Nubee, which you can find on amazon here.  It costs about US$15 and should last for years. Virgin Coconut Oil should not be heated past 350 Fahrenheit.  This is the oil's smoke point.  The smoke point is the point at which the fat molecules in the oil start to break down. When the fat breaks down the oil is inundated with shards of fat molecules known as free fatty acids.  These should not be