Organic Coconut Oil Dallas TX

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.

Dallas Farmers Market
(214) 939-2713
1010 South Pearl Street
Dallas, TX
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Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
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WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
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Daily, 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
County
Dallas

ForOrganic, Inc.
(214) 669-3150
660 Preston Forest Center #336
Dallas, TX

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North Central Texas Farmers Market Corporation I
(817) 763-0193
130 W. Church Street
Grand Prairie, TX
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Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
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WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Thursday & Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-sellout
County
Tarrant

Eden's Garden
(214) 348-3336
Balch Springs, TX
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Ecovian

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North Central Texas Farmers Market Corporation III
(817) 763-0193
325 S. Main Street
Grapevine, TX
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Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
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WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. to sell-out Saturday 8:00 a.m. to sell-out
County
Tarrant

Fairly Traded Organics
(316) 207-1015
1409 S Lamar #941
Dallas, TX

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Naturich Labs
(972) 926-9200
2505 Merritt Drive
Garland, TX

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Eden's Garden CSA Farm
(214) 348-3336
Balch Springs, TX
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Ecovian

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Dr. Kracker
(214) 503-1971
1100 Klein Rd, Ste 200
Plano, TX

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Health Hut
(972) 720-8373
14833 Midway Rd
Addison, TX
 
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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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