Over 50% of the fat in Coconut Oil is lauric acid. In fact, Coconut Oil is the richest source of lauric acid after breastmilk. Coconut oil has a saturated fat content of 90 percent. Oils high in saturated fats have been found to increase the risk of cardiovascular and other diseases. Coconut Oil has increased in popularity in recent years due to reputed health benefits. Coconut oil is a stable oil that doesn’t break down easily at high temperatures like other oils do.