America still in love with coconut products from PH
Philippines’ coconut product makers have affirmed Americans sustained love for the tropically-grown coconut and its products from here.
The United Coconut Associations of the Philippines (UCAP) has assured farmers and makers of virgin coconut oil and other processed coconut—not only here but among Asian Pacific producers—that the US market continue to rave over coconut and its health benefits.
“America still loves our coconuts,” said UCAP Chairman Dean A. Lao Jr. in a Cocohouse briefing on the Maryland East Expo Roadshow said.
The trade mission, supported by the Department of Trade and Industry, Philippine Coconut Authority, Philippine Embassy and attaches in the US, also went throughout Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Denver to affirm scientifically-evident health benefits of coconut.
While there has been misinformation on coconut oil apparently arising from competitor products (soybean oil), UCAP said the sentiment of the US consumer market is to defend coconut products.
Scientific studies have linked medium chain fatty acid (MCFA) content in coconut oil to less incidence of cardiovascular disease in studied populations.
MCFA has also widely recognized now as the major ingredient in energy-boosting ketogenic diet.