Coconut Oil Prevent Oxidation And Rancidity

Coconut oil is ideal for all sorts of cooking and baking, as it can withstand higher temperatures without being damaged like many other oils (olive oil, for example, should not be used for cooking for this reason).

 

Furthermore, coconut oil does not go rancid, which is a huge boon when you’re making homemade concoctions. Coconut oil that has been kept at room temperature for a year has been tested for rancidity, and showed no evidence of it. Since you would expect the small percentage of unsaturated oils naturally contained in coconut oil to become rancid, it seems that the other (saturated) oils have a powerful antioxidant effect.

Also,  Because of its low susceptibility to oxidation and rancidity, coconut oil is often added to prod ucts like nondairy creamers, cookies and popcorn to prolong their shelf life. Any product made with hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oil may contain coconut oil.

Source:
http://www.realfarmacy.com/countless-uses-for-coconut-oil-the-simple-the-strange-and-the-downright-odd/#zMzMkfywfKVJTZzz.99\

http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/healthy-eating/coconut-oil-and-heart-disease.html#b