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Such a thing as too much coconut?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 20, 2012 at 2:07 AM

I just discovered coconut butter at Whole Foods and it has rocked my world. It was $14/jar, but I realized that I can by a package of unsweetened raw coconut at Whole Foods, throw it in the food processor for 15 minutes, and have the same thing.

Coconut butter is great - it is a little more solid than peanut butter and is not a legume. It tastes way better than Almond butter.

Is there such a thing as too much coconut product? Right now I certainly hope not because I'm kind of a coconut crack addict.

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at 05:28 PM

If you want to save a few bucks, go for Nutiva Organic Coconut Manna. 15 ounces on Amazon runs just $9 (2 for $18).

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at 03:49 AM

I would love to hear some answer's on this, because I was the same way when I first discovered coconut butter. Ridiculously good.

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on March 20, 2012
at 03:12 AM

I have replaced all of my drinking glasses with coconut butter jars. If that is any indication I have not yet gotten over it.

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on March 20, 2012
at 02:44 PM

Here is how you can figure out whether or not your coconut intake is too much or not. Go to a place where coconuts grow. Climb a tree. Get a coconut. Come back down out of the tree and try to figure out how to open the thing. Once you are done hacking, cursing, and smashing it against a rock, return to our neolithic age and weight the amount of actual food you got out of the coconut. If your coconut crack of choice is refined or processed in anyway, you might need to send your raw coconut out to a lab to find out fat content. Then you shall know the appropriate dose.

The most obvious answers tend to appear after the quantity of coconut butter has had a chance to pass through.
High doses of fat have a laxative effect, while insoluble fiber- well, it's just weird.

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on March 20, 2012
at 05:36 AM

I think the answer is yes, but I'm in denial about it, so no.

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on March 20, 2012
at 04:31 AM

Think of all the things you love -- things, not people -- and one by one inquire whether it is possible to get (or simply want) too much. For the sake of your overall well-being, I hope your answer to each is a resounding yes. This comes as no ascetic judgment; if you like coconut butter, eat as much as you want. Will you reach a point where it is very clear you should have stopped earlier? I hope not; I hope you'll not push it that far. But If you do, yep -- life will let you know, not necessarily how much is too much, but how "too much" feels at 2:00 am. And the feedback will be unequivocal.

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on March 20, 2012
at 02:51 AM

You'll know if you've eaten too much at any one time.... indigestion and it may pass right through you as well

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on July 25, 2013
at 09:03 AM

happening as we speak

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on March 20, 2012
at 02:43 AM

That happens to a lot of people when they first "discover" coconut butter. I don't know if there is such a thing as too much coconut. I do know that most people get over it on their second or third jar of the stuff.

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