Coconut Oil vs Coconut Butter; What’s the Diff?

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll already be well aware that I’m a big fan of including raw coconut to one’s diet.

What if you don’t have access to the fresh thing?

Enter coconut oil…and coconut butter.

But what’s the diff between the two, and is one superior to the other?

Coconut oil is just, well, oil while coconut butter is meatier and has some of the flesh whipped into a creamy puree.  One is not superior to the other, and both have a healthy and delicious place in your Paleo diet.

Both do well eaten as is (yes- just like back in the day, pre Paleo when you might’ve had a spoonful of peanut butter, straight from the jar), mixed into a smoothie or safely heated at higher temps than olive oil in order to do a saute of your choice.

Try them both and enjoy their delectable texture and flavor.  

One of my faves is coconut butter melted into a runny, soft boiled egg over greens… better than buttah!

Or, click here for a ridiculously delish recipe for a Paleo treat for that special occasion- a Paleo truffle.