Raw 100% Organic Pure Ground Coconut Flesh
Functional food from The Tree of Life
Ingredients: 100% Organic raw coconut. No additives - only pure, unadulterated coconut.
Coconut butter comes from the coconut meat. Essentially, it’s the ground-up meat that makes the nut butter-like consistency, though usually a bit more flaky. (1) The coconut has been a star superfood for some time now and has brought great health benefits to numerous cultures because it’s considered a valuable source of both food and medicine.

Coconut butter has most of the same health-benefitting qualities as coconut oil, and then some. For instance, coconut benefits include aiding in weight loss, boosting immunity and more. How? I’m glad you asked.

Nutrition Facts
A 33-gram serving of coconut butter contains about:

186 calories
7 grams carbohydrates
2 grams protein
18 grams fat
5 grams fiber
0.9 milligram iron (5 percent DV)
0.6 milligram vitamin C (1 percent DV)
10 milligrams calcium (1 percent DV)
Health Benefits
1. Aids Weight Loss
I know it may seem odd that eating fat will help you lose weight, but it’s possible if it’s a healthy fat. Of course, moderation is always important so don’t go all out on the coconut butter — however, having a little on a regular basis may just give your body what it needs in the category of healthy fats.

Interestingly, a group of farmers thought that by feeding their cattle coconut butter, the cattle would gain weight, therefore increasing their profitability. What happened? They lost weight! The reason is that the coconut butter is a medium-chain fatty acid. This type of fat gets burned for energy unlike long-chain fatty acids, making it quite a superfood. Additionally, it makes coconut butter a metabolism booster that increases calorie burn and energy levels. (2)

2. Boosts Immunity
This superfood contains lauric acid. The HEAL Foundation reports that next to a mother’s milk for her newborn, coconut ranks as a second best choice for boosting immunity. Breast milk is one of the most effective ways to help a newborn gain a strong immune system.

Studies indicate that 50 percent of breast milk is saturated fat, containing 20 percent lauric acid. Lauric acid is also found in coconut butter, which is a 12 carbon medium-chain length fatty acid. (3)

3. Can Ward Off Viruses
Coconut butter has many antibacterial characteristics. That lauric acid is pretty special since it has long been known to treat viral infections, such as the flu, the common cold, cold sores, genital herpes, genital warts and more. It can even help fight bronchitis, gonorrhea, yeast infections/candida, chlamydia and ringworm. (4)

4. Helps Prevent Diseases
Coconut butter is no different than coconut oil when it comes to helping alleviate the risk of disease. Research tells us that the medium-chain fatty acids found in coconut butter may help prevent and treat diseases like diabetes, osteoporosis, gallbladder disease, Crohn’s disease and even cancer.

Because the medium-chain fatty acids are easier for the body to digest than long-chain versions, it offers more support for the body, helping reduce inflammation. While more studies are needed, it can certainly be an advantage when consumed in moderation. (5)