Organic Coconut Oil Mesa AZ

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.

Love Grows Farms CSA
(480) 297-9829
Mesa, AZ
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Market on Main
Main & McDonald Streets
Mesa, AZ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
October 22-May Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
County
Maricopa

City Plantations
(480) 580-4132
Gilbert, AZ
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Chandler Farmers Market
(480) 782-3045
Dr. A.J. Chandler Park; So. Of SW corner Chandler Blve & Arizona Ave.
Chandler, AZ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Thursday, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
County
Maricopa

Kerr Cultural Center Farmers and Craft Market
6110 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, CA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Monday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
County
Maricopa

Mesa Community Farmers Market
263 N. Center Street
Mesa, AZ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
County
Maricopa

Gilber Farmers Market
Farmhouse Village Gazebo; 397 S. Gilbert Road
Gilbert, AZ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Superstition Farm
(602) 432-6865
Mesa, AZ
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Mercado Del Largo Market
8320 North Hayden Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
November-May
County
Maricopa

Prima Crossin Market
8734 Shea Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
County
Maricopa

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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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