Pure Raw Virgin Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is the most healing oil you can consume, and the healthiest choice for cooking with. It is rich in lauric acid, which is antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiparasitical, and antiviral. Close to two-thirds of its saturated fat is made up of medium-chain fatty acids, which are actually health promoting and they are antimicrobial, easily digested for quick energy, and beneficial to the immune system.
Most commercial coconut oils are refined, bleached, and deodorized, and some are even hydrogenated. Others that are called “cold-pressed” still are fermented or heated, losing the natural vitamin E and tocopherols needed for stability and protection against rancidity.
We sell only the highest quality virgin coconut oil. This certified organic coconut oil is identical to unextracted oil from coconuts in flavor and nutritional content. It is produced from fresh coconuts in a process that uses no heating or chemical treatment.
What is the difference between Coconut Butter and Coconut Oil?
As the health benefits of coconut become more widely recognized, so does the confusion surrounding coconut products. One source of confusion for some is the difference between coconut butter and coconut oil. Since both become solid below room temperature, and both can become liquified when gently warmed, it can seem to some that they may be one and the same. However, coconut oil and coconut butter are two different things, just as peanut butter and peanut oil are not one and the same.
Coconut Oil is the beneficial fat from the coconut. It is usually produced by grinding or pressing the coconut meat until coconut milk is produced. From there, the coconut oil is extracted from the waters in the coconut milk by various extraction methods. Our Raw Virgin Coconut Oil is extracted by centrifuge, a process that maintains the nutrients within. Coconut oil, like coconut butter, will solidify around room temperature, but can be warmed to a liquid state. When liquified, coconut oil is more translucent than coconut butter.
Coconut Butter is produced from the meat of the coconut. The whole coconut is then ground, or pureed, into a spread referred to as coconut butter. We use the ancient method of stone-grinding to hand craft each batch of our Coconut Butter. Coconut butter also contains coconut oil. When you receive your jar of coconut butter, you may open it to find a layer of separated coconut oil on top- similar to a jar of natural nut butter. When coconut butter is warmed to a liquid state, it retains a bit of opaqueness and will be a creamy-white color.
Creamy, smooth, and sweet with a mild coconut taste, this premium-quality oil blends well with other flavors, and can be used in a wide variety of recipes. Substitute coconut oil for the other fats in your baking and cooking recipes, and experience all of the health benefits that coconut has to offer.
Available in 16 oz and 32 oz jars.
Benefits of Raw Virgin Coconut Oil
Coconut oil contains absolutely no trans fats. Although many people mistakenly believe coconut oil is dangerous to health due to its saturated fat content, close to two-thirds of its saturated fat is made up of medium-chain fatty acids, which are actually health promoting and they are antimicrobial, easily digested for quick energy, and beneficial to the immune system.
The popular misconceptions about coconut oil can be traced to some decades-old flawed studies, some of which used hydrogenated (chemically altered, unnatural) coconut oils, and to misleading advertising campaigns generated by the edible oil industry. The industry instead promoted polyunsaturated fats (such as canola, soybean, safflower. and corn), which easily go rancid when exposed to oxygen and produce harmful free radicals in our bodies. Coconut oil was falsely accused of leading to coronary heart disease, a myth that has been refuted by a large body of research showing that consumption of natural coconut oil is beneficial to health, including cardiovascular health.
Traditional wisdom also supports the regular use of coconut oil. It has been used as a traditional food by the Polynesians since ancient times, and they have among the lowest rates of heart disease in the world.
Some of the health benefits of consuming coconut oil include:
- • May support healthy body weight
- • Reduces the risk of heart disease
- • Supports thyroid function
- • Increases metabolism and energy
- • Prevents bacterial, viral, and fungal infections
- • Helps control diabetes and chronic fatigue
- • Improves digestive disorders such as Crohn's disease and IBS
- • Protects against alcohol damage to the liver
- • Rejuvenates skin and prevents wrinkles
Lauric acid, known for its antiviral, antibacterial, and antiprotozoal functions, makes up about 50% of the fatty acid in coconut fat. In the body, it is converted to monolaurin, a powerful monoglyceride that destroys lipid-coated viruses (such as HIV, herpes, cytomegalovirus, and influenza) as well as pathogenic bacteria including helicobacter pylori and listeria monocytogenes.
Coconut oil can vary widely in both quality and effectiveness. Most commercial coconut oils are refined, bleached, and deodorized, and many are made from “copra,” or dried coconut meat. Some are even hydrogenated. Others that are called “cold-pressed” still are fermented or heated to remove water, and in the process they lose the natural vitamin E and tocopherols needed for stability and protection against rancidity.
Our coconut oil is a virgin, cold-pressed, vitamin E rich, “biologically pure” coconut oil that is identical to unextracted oil from coconuts. Our organic coconut oil is produced from fresh coconuts and extracted in a process that guarantees no heating or chemical treatment before, during, or after pressing. It is one of the purest natural oils of any kind, and retains the true characteristics and nutritional content of fresh coconut. The natural vitamin E, antioxidants, and fresh coconut “essence” are preserved.
To make our virgin coconut oil, fresh coconut meat is grated and expeller-pressed to produce coconut milk, which is then centrifuged to separate it into solid components, oil, and water with no heating, refining, bleaching, or deodorizing. To our knowledge, it is also the only certified organic virgin coconut oil that is produced under strict hygienic standards.
This premium-quality oil has a very light texture and all the flavor and aroma of fresh coconut. It is so light and delicious that you can literally eat it by the spoonful! Creamy, smooth, and sweet with a mild coconut taste, it blends well with other flavors, and can be used in a wide variety of recipes. It can also be applied externally to promote healthy skin and help prevent wrinkles.
Try our Live SuperFoods Certified Organic, Raw Stone-Ground Coconut Butter, available in a 16 oz glass jar. Coconut Butter is full of healthy coconut oil, plus the fiber, protein, and minerals present in coconut meat. Our stone-ground butter is a silky-smooth, creamy spread that melts in your mouth, and is the perfect complement to our Coconut Oil.