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Is MCT Oil better than Coconut Oil?

MCT oil and coconut oil have different composition of medium chain Triglycerides. The differences in their effects on health come from considerably different proportions of some fatty acids types: coconut oil is lower in MCTs and high in Lauric acid...

Medium chain triglycerides

The interest in medium chain triglycerides has increased in recent years due to the popularization of coconut oil as a super food. Find out what are medium chain triglycerides and what is their association with coconut oil, palm kernel oil and MCT...

Polyphenols

Polyphenols are chemical compounds, synthesized by plants that can benefit human health. The most common sources of these compounds are cocoa, vegetables, fruit and teas.

Cocoa solids

The definition of cocoa solids differs between some countries and various scientific sources. Cocoa solids may refer to the dried cocoa beans (moisture-free) that either contain cocoa butter or have it removed.

Cocoa nibs

Cocoa nibs are the shelled, dried, fermented, and roasted cocoa beans. They are often crushed to smaller bits and sold as a snack. 

Cocoa liquor

Cocoa liquor/ mass is the paste that is obtained by grinding shelled, dried, fermented, and roasted cocoa beans (nibs). It is used as a basis of the chocolate. Repeating the grinding

Cocoa powder

Cocoa powder is the powdered form of cleaned, shelled and roasted cocoa beans with some cocoa butter removed. Cocoa powder contains:

Cocoa or cacao

Cocoa/cacao are the dried and fermented seeds of the Theobroma cacao tree. Please note that the “Cocoa %” information that appears on some chocolate packaging refers to the “Cocoa Liquor”, which is