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Coconut flour is a gluten-free flour made solely from coconuts. Rich in fiber and MCTs, it may promote stable blood sugar, good digestion, and heart health. It may also boost weight loss and fight some infections.

As it comes from coconut, coconut flour is naturally high in fats with 14g on average per 100g, of which 12-16g is saturated fat. This varies between brands, with some listed as containing 65g of fat, of which 67g is saturated fat, per 100g, so do check the labels of the brands you are buying.

The type of saturated fat in coconut flour is called a medium-chain triglyceride which may provide some health benefits including supporting healthy cholesterol, anti-inflammatory benefits and may play a part in helping to manage weight. More research needs to be done in this area, and coconut-based products should still be consumed sparingly to keep overall fat intake within daily Reference Intakes (RI) of 70g total fat and 20g saturated fat.