Organic Coconut Oil Burlington VT

Coconut oil, which is the fat in coconut milk, has gotten a bad rap for its high saturated fat content. Lately, though, it’s been making a nutritional comeback. Read on to gain more information on coconut oil.

Winooski Farmers Market
734-6175
Winooski Falls Way, in front of Champlain Mill
Winooski, VT
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Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June 11-October 15 Thursday, 3:30 PM- 6:30 PM
County
Chittenden

VerMints Inc.
(802) 869-2233
195 N Prospect St
Burlington, VT

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Half Pint Farm
(802) 316-6073
Burlington, VT
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Hugg-A-Planet
(802) 878-8900
7A Morse Dr
Essex Jct., VT

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Boutin Family Farm
(802) 734-8406
Williston, VT
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Seventh Generation, Inc.
8026583773ext790
60 Lake St
Burlington, VT

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Bove's of Vermont
(802) 862-7235
68 Pearl St
Burlington, VT

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Burlington Downton Farmers Market
(888) 889-8188
College Street and City Hall Park
Burlington, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May 9-October 31 Saturday, 8:30 AM- 2:30 PM
County
Chittenden

Shelburne Farmers Market
(802) 985-2472
Shelburne Parade Ground, Church St.; Located in Shelburne Center
Shelburne, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 30-October 10 Saturday, 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM
County
Chittenden

Williston Farmers Market
(802) 872-7728
Route 2, On the Village Green; Next to the library
Willston, VT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May 30-October 10 Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Coconut Oil

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Coconut Conundrum
Q Are foods made with coconut oil bad for me?

A
If you feel guilty every time you indulge in a tasty Thai curry, you can put your mind at ease. Coconut oil, which is the fat in coconut milk, has gotten a bad rap for its high saturated fat content. Lately, though, it’s been making a nutritional comeback.

While the fat it contains is mostly saturated, recent research suggests it’s not as likely to raise cholesterol as was previously thought. (Earlier studies were mainly done on the partially hydrogenated form of the oil, which causes trouble for arteries because of the trans fatty acids it contains.) One type of fatty acid it contains, lauric acid, is one of the immunoprotective substances in mother’s milk.

Lauric acid is also metabolized more quickly than other saturated fats, which means it spends less time hanging around in the bloodstream. “It’s used by the body for energy right away, instead of being stored as fat,” says Thomas Rogers, a naturopathic physician in Seattle who counsels patients on nutrition.

What’s more, pure coconut oil is lower in calories than most other oils, containing only 6.8 per gram rather than 9, says Fran McCullough, author of The Good Fat Cookbook.

Those calories can still add up to a lot of saturated fat, though, and as nutritionists like to remind us, we should keep consumption to a minimum. So it’s best to go easy, limiting saturated fat to no more than 10 percent of your total daily calories. (A typical Thai curry will put you over that limit, but for most people, indulging now and again is okay.)

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