You can pop some corn.
Far superior to any other oil for popping popcorn. I used to prefer peanut oil, but now even that tastes like styrofoam vs. using coconut oil. The difference at first may seem subtle until you do a side-by-side comparison.
Note that there are different grades. The virgin coconut oils have superior taste vs. refined coconut oils plus they tend to have lower softening points (as low as 76F) which tends to be better for you although they can liquify in warmer climates.
Although they are high in saturated fats, studies have indicated they may cause a lift in desirable HDLs. Furthermore, the amount one might use for popcorn is a relatively small amount. Coconut oil tends to have about twice the overall saturated fat of bacon, but none of the cholesterol. Its saturated fat amount in a batch of popcorn is probably like eating a slice of bacon, but who can eat just one slice?
post edited by mjambro - 2013/05/08 04:57:22