Another interesting point is that it is neither a fat nor a carbohydrate. Because the FDA did not have a category that fit with this substance, they chose to classify as a carb - which is wrong.
It does have a caloric value, about 27 calories per tsp which means it provides a source of energy as well.
I like to mix it with nice pure coconut oil to make a creamy sweet dip with homemade almond crackers. Nothing like a full-on anti-bacterial dessert!
It works well with fruit to make soft-serve gelato, mix with apples and cinnamon for apple pie, blend with unsweetened cocoa for a thick chocolate syrup.
It has some very interesting properties. The more you cook with it, the more you find it acts like no other substance. It actually 'warms' coconut oil all by itself to make it creamy at room temp, yet it keeps a fruit blend from freezing solid.