I'm reading a lot of folks talk about eating a tablespoon of coconut oil here and there throughout the day to keep them going. I can't get myself to do that, the taste and texture don't work for me in that way.
Coconut BUTTER, on the other hand, is a different story. I haven't seen a lot of talk on here about coconut butter so I'm hoping there's no harm done in asking a few Qs about it.
Coconut butter is like coconut oil but it also contains some of the coconut meat itself. Ingredients (in Artisana brand): "100% organic raw coconut." Nutrition facts per 2 Tbsp: 153 fat cals (17g fat), 2g protein, 7g carbs, 5g of which is dietary fiber. So 2g net carbs.
Seems like one could practically live off the stuff. When I first got this jar, the consistency was a tiny bit closer to coconut oil -- translucent -- and the taste was a little closer to coconut oil. I noticed that close to the top of the jar there were some whiter areas that tasted a lot sweeter, and then the fresh stuff was less sweet.
A couple of weeks later I went back into the jar and the whole thing was now whiter and sweeter. I ate several tablespoons throughout the day yesterday and it felt like I was eating dessert. I couldn't believe that what I was eating was only 2g net carbs and 17g good fats. This stuff is just too good to be true, there must be a catch.
Here are my questions:
Is it possible/probable that in those 2 weeks the coconut butter oxidized and now has a lot more sugar (net carbs) than displayed on the label?
Is it erroneous for me to count only the 2g of net carbs in thinking about how low-carb this substance is? I haven't gotten my mind around soluble vs. insoluble fiber enough yet to know which one would be in coconut butter and whether that makes a difference in counting carbs here (2g versus 7g).
Anyone else eat a lot of coconut butter and/or have other things to share about it? I can't quite figure out why so many people would be gaga for snacking on plain coconut oil (blech, to me) and not many talking about its more delicious cousin coconut butter.