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What's the difference between coconut butter and coconut oil?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 22, 2011 at 4:31 AM

If there's more fiber and nutrients in coconut butter than coconut oil, why aren't we talking about coconut butter? Or am I wrong?

Help me out. What's the difference?

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on October 22, 2011
at 04:08 PM

So yeah...coconut butter with eggs did not turn out. :P I will have to find a different use for it. Do you have any recommendations for the coconut butter?

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on October 22, 2011
at 03:11 PM

Coconut cream is very similar to coconut butter. It's made from the coconut flesh. Like Kewpie said, these are more like peanut butters than peanut oil ... just in the case of coconut, the oil and the butters/creams are a little more alike.

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on October 22, 2011
at 10:10 AM

http://paleohacks.com/questions/890/coconut-oil-vs-butter#axzz1bVIijNkg

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on October 22, 2011
at 07:57 AM

I mean the butter doesn't act like a cooking oil, not that you can't use it in recipes. Sorry I wasn't clear. It's delicious in cooked food -- you'll love it. :)

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on October 22, 2011
at 05:01 AM

I hear coconut butter is the same as coconut oil, but with more of the "meat" and fiber from the coconut. I'm pretty sure you could cook with it as well. I will hopefully find out soon. :-)

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7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on October 22, 2011
at 12:08 PM

I got some of Artisana's coconut butter after hearing Gary Taubes talk about how much he liked it on his last podcast with Jimmy Moore. And just like he was, I was hooked after trying it. Yum!

Their coconut butter is essentially pureed coconut flesh ... so it is not just the extracted oil from the coconut. I've never tried cooking with it or using it in a recipe, but would guess it would work similarly. But OTOH, if I were going to be cooking a lot, I'd probably go with coconut oil ... seems like a more specific application.

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on October 22, 2011
at 12:30 PM

It's basically just like the difference between peanut oil and peanut butter. Someone might use peanut butter in a recipe, but it wouldn't be a substitute for peanut oil.

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on October 22, 2011
at 06:55 AM

Coconut butter is the only nut butter I or anyone can feel ok with bingeing on.

Lots of saturated fat, and fiber. All good and delicious.

For a long time I tried to find a drawback. There isn't one. All the benefits of coconut oil, with just some carbs in it in the form of fiber.

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on November 09, 2011
at 10:41 PM

Artisana Coconut Butter is absolutely delicious and the specs on this stuff seems super clean! For the most part most coconut oil has just about zero carbs, where coconut butter has about a 7 g carb 6 g of fiber ratio.

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on October 22, 2011
at 02:46 PM

Now I'm confused. What's the difference between coconut butter and this coconut cream concentrate made by Tropical Traditions? http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/coconut_cream_concentrate.htm

I eat this concentrate the way I used to eat peanut butter -- by the spoonful. Would coconut butter be better for me? Thanks!

7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on October 22, 2011
at 03:11 PM

Coconut cream is very similar to coconut butter. It's made from the coconut flesh. Like Kewpie said, these are more like peanut butters than peanut oil ... just in the case of coconut, the oil and the butters/creams are a little more alike.

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84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

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on October 22, 2011
at 10:14 AM

Marketing.

In some countries coconut butter is just another name for coconut oil. Product links and such would helpful although from your desciption "more meat and fiber" I'm guessing you're talking about creamed coconut.

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Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

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on October 22, 2011
at 04:44 AM

For me coconut butter is a snack-y food, like almond butter.

I don't cook with coconut butter the same way that I cook with coconut oil (like for frying), so the oil has more utilitarian purposes than the butter.

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

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on October 22, 2011
at 07:57 AM

I mean the butter doesn't act like a cooking oil, not that you can't use it in recipes. Sorry I wasn't clear. It's delicious in cooked food -- you'll love it. :)

Ef2f6c723983d7fe7a06bd57af6adeed

(1725)

on October 22, 2011
at 05:01 AM

I hear coconut butter is the same as coconut oil, but with more of the "meat" and fiber from the coconut. I'm pretty sure you could cook with it as well. I will hopefully find out soon. :-)

Ef2f6c723983d7fe7a06bd57af6adeed

(1725)

on October 22, 2011
at 04:08 PM

So yeah...coconut butter with eggs did not turn out. :P I will have to find a different use for it. Do you have any recommendations for the coconut butter?

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