Coconut oils, milks and spreads are all the rage, but cooking with them can be tricky, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Coconuts are high in fat and low in protein, and when made into a milk, they are watered down and may lose some flavor. Coconut oil is good for frying and sauteing, especially when cooking with fish. "As it cooks, it makes fish even moister," said dietitian Andrea Giancoli, a spokeswoman for the academy.
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