The Other Nut Butter

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The other day, I decided to make dinner. Nothing special, just a simple beef stir-fry. In the midst of making the dish, I walked into the pantry to discover I had run out of coconut oil. “Not a big deal” I thought as I reached for the jar of coconut BUTTER, instead. “Coconut oil and coconut butter, they have to be the same, right?” Boy was I wrong! I continued to make the dish like normal, until I noticed something odd. While trying to melt the coconut butter, it wasn’t really melting. Instead, it just became creamy in texture.  Not at all like coconut oil. This got me wondering what exactly is coconut butter, how is it different from coconut oil and what in the world do you use it for? ? Well, let’s compare these two…