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KTC has a lovely bunch of coconut products

KTC's range of coconut products

Switch to cooking with coconut oil. It’s as easy as KTC.

You’d have to have been living on Mars not to know that coconut oil is being hailed as a new superfood. KTC has been producing coconut oil and other coconut products for some 20 years now. Not only is it healthier, it’s inherently versatile for both cooking and baking.

Coconut has been an important food source for people living in the tropical areas of Asia, Africa, the Pacific and South America for generations. It’s thought to promote and support good health and quite simply, it’s great to cook with. KTC produces a variety of coconut oils including 100% Raw Organic Virgin Coconut Oil and 100% Virgin Coconut Oil – both have a pleasant coconut flavour and aroma. Alternatively, you can go for 100% Pure Coconut Oil and 100% Coconut Cooking Oil – both are neutral in flavour, odourless and ideal for cooking.

Coconut oil is a solid white oil in the Great British climate, but melts when heated up. If you wish to get it to liquid form for frying or sautéing, simply place the whole jar in a bowl of hot (not boiling) water and watch it melt into a clear liquid. Many of the bakers among you will prefer to use the oil in its solid state as a healthier alternative to butter and margarine as it gives baked products wonderful lightness.

Pressed from the fruit of the coconut palm tree, the oil is ideal for light and subtly flavoured dishes. It gives a perfect hint of coconut flavour to ethnic dishes like Pad Thai, Thai Green Curry, Red Prawn Curry, Chicken Jalfrezi and Spicy Oriental Rice with Tofu to name but a few. It’s divine in baked goods, desserts, confections such as chocolate brownies, Victoria sponge, muffins and pancakes, making it one of the most versatile oils on the market. Use KTC Virgin Coconut Oil to cook veggies or drizzle over popcorn for a delicious, can’t-quite-place-it flavour.

Top tips on how to cook with coconut oil:
1 Use for tropically-influenced recipes.
2 Melt over hot, cooked grains, cereals and veggies.
3 Use for sautéing, stir-frying and baking.
4 Stir a spoonful into hot, cooked soups, stews and chillies.
5 Use to scramble eggs or melt over hot, poached eggs.
6 Spread over French or whole-grain toast, muffins, pancakes and waffles.
7 Sauté your favourite veggies in coconut oil, add cooked legumes and spices for a quick, delicious meal.
8 Rub a chicken with coconut oil and seasonings before roasting.
9 Pan-fry fish in coconut oil.

To get you started on a voyage of discovery why not try making our delicious recipes using coconut oil that are certain to delight you, your family and friends:

Prawn Pad Thai

Cinnamon and Sweet Potato Pancakes