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Health benefits of Coconut oil

Health benefits of Coconut oil

Common coconut (scientific name: Cocos nucifera) is one of the most valuable plants to man. In Sanskrit, coconut tree is called "kalpa vriksha" or the tree which provides all the necessities of life. Coconut oil is obtained from the fruit/nut of Coconut plam.

What does coconut oil contain?

Every 100 gram of Coconut oil provides Iron (0.04 mg), Vitamin E (0.09 mg), Tocopherol gamma (0.20 mg), Vitamin K ( 0.5 mcg), Saturated Fatty acids (86.5 g), mono unsaturated Fatty acids (5.8 g), polyunsaturated fatty acids (1.8 g) and energy equivalent to 862 kcal.