Coconut products are all the health craze these days. Yesterday, Dr. Oz had a guest talk about coconut flour as an alterative to white flour for use as a breading for things like fried chicken. I see many recipes, especially cookies, made with coconut oil on food blogs.
I found two coconut products that I enjoy. One is Madhava coconut sugar, a sugar made from the nectar of the coconut flower of the coconut palm tree. I use it to top my oatmeal or in my tea. It doesn’t have a coconut flavor, though it is more like brown sugar, and it adds a bit of sweetness.
The second product is Earth Balance organic coconut spread. I use it as a spread instead of butter. It does have a coconut flavor, and I think it goes better with sweet things rather than savory. For example, I like it on bread with some sugar-free jelly, but I wouldn’t want to use it on bread to dip into fried eggs like I would butter.