TOCOS? Did I mean to spell tacos? No, I didn’t but when I first saw and heard the word, my mind went immediately to tacos, I love a good taco. I digress… back to tocos.
Tocos, short for tocotrienols, is a fat-soluble relative of Vitamin E that’s commonly found in certain oils, rice, wheat, barley, rye, and oats. Tocos is another word for brown rice-bran solubles, which is the fat- and water-soluble portions (minus the carbohydrates and fiber parts) of the hard shell that surrounds a grain of rice.
Rice bran solubles are used as a nutritional supplement. The supplement is sometimes called tocos because of its high content of tocopherols (vitamin E).
Rice bran Solubles is a super rich source of fat-soluble natural vitamin E and is widely recognized as being exceptional for connective tissue and skin (THINK BEAUTY BENEFITS HERE PEOPLE!). Vitamin E is also important for healthy muscle function. Tocos is a natural product and the Vitamin E comes straight from the rice, unlike most Vitamin E supplements (which are most often synthesized from Soy Beans.)
Benefits of rice-bran solubles:
- – Bio-available source of vitamins D and E
- – May promote healthy skin and connective tissues
- – May facilitate the removal of toxins from the body
Rice-bran solubles are an excellent superfood and a creamy addition to almost anything you can think of.
I use a scoop in my morning matcha. It gives a creamy sweet flavor without the dairy (I don’t mess with dairy, more on that later. I am a recovering dairy addict). You can definitely add this to your coffee, and I have even thrown this in some banana bread and other sweets I have baked recently and YUM! My most recent discovery? Tocos on oatmeal. Amazing combination of flavors and texture.
Speaking of texture, It has a melt on your tongue texture, it reminds me of what astronauts would eat in space instead of ice cream.
Think of Tocos as your coffee creamer but with beauty benefits and none of the actual cream. Have you tried Tocos?