Organic Coconut Oil Livonia MI

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.

Livonia Farmers' Market
Middlebelt & West Chicago
Livonia, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October

Door To Door Organics
(810) 714-1475
Livonia, MI
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Downtown Farmington Farmers Market
(284) 841-4959
Farmingon Pavillion; Corner of Grand River& Grove Streets
Farmington, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-November Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
County
Oakland

Plymouth County Farmers Market
(734) 453-1540
In "The Gathering" across from Kellogg Park; Penniman Street
Plymouth, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
County
Wayne

West Bloomfield Farmers Market
West Bloomfield, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No

Wilson Barn Farmers Market
(734) 261-3602
29350 W. Chicago at Middlebelt
Livonia, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Northville Farmers Market
(248) 349-7640
At Sheldon & Seven Mile Roads
Northville, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October
County
Oakland

Myrtle Farms
(248) 767-6356
Novi, MI
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Walled Lake Farmers Market
(248) 926-9004
1499 E. West Maple St.; next to Fire Station
Walled Lake, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Wednesday, 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
County
Oakland

Royal Oak Farmers Market
(248) 246-3276
316 East 11 Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
November-December Friday & Saturday 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
County
Oakland

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Q Are foods made with coconut oil bad for me?

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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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