How to use MCT oil
Accredited Practising Dietitian, Nutritionist and Founder of Dietitian Edition dietitianedition.com, Millie Padula, gives us some inspiration on how to use our Premium Liquid MCT Coconut Oil
It’s no surprise that we are mad about MCT oil here at Raw C! In this article, we’re bringing you more info on how you can incorporate MCTs into a healthy and balanced diet.
If you’ve not come across this acronym before, MCT stands for Medium Chain Triglycerides and they are a type of fat predominantly found in coconuts.
Read my previous article on MCTs and learn more about their nutritional benefits, simply click here
Using MCT oil in cooking
With that in mind, many of us are indulging in a little comfort food (me included!) to boost our energy and soothe our souls, which is why we want to show you how you can use MCT oil in your favourite dishes throughout these cooler months while still reaping all the wonderful benefits.
MCT oil is liquid at room temperature (no melting required) and is completely odourless, so despite it being derived from coconuts, the taste and smell is neutral, increasing its versatility in savoury dishes.
Be mindful of the smoke point!
Do keep in mind that MCT oil shouldn’t be used at really high temperatures. Our recommendations don’t include intense frying or roasting as MCT oil has a smoke point of approximately 160 degrees, which is lower in comparison to coconut oil which has a smoke point of around 175 degrees. Smoke point indicates the temperature when the oil starts to burn and smoke which can negatively affect the nutritional value, taste and smell of the oil. If you aren’t able to measure the temperature of the oil, simply take a look at the colour of the smoke coming from the pan. A blueish hue indicates it has reached its smoke point.
- Drizzle it over roasted vegetables
- Use it to lightly sauté your greens
- Add a couple of tablespoons to soups and broths prior to serving
- Incorporate it into home-made pasta sauces such as basil pesto
- If you’re a Winter salad lover, why not try combining MCT oil with mustard, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, vinegar and avocado for a deliciously creamy dressing
- Add a drizzle over your morning porridge or baked oats just before you eat them
- Pop a teaspoon into your coffee or hot chocolate!