Taste and See the Difference Quality Makes.
The DME™ is the ONLY Virgin Coconut Oil on the market that is pressed and
packaged within 2-3 hrs of the mature coconut being opened. What this means
to you is that you get a delicious product free of any impurities or
contaminants in the oil.
The letters DME stand for: Direct, Micro, Expelling - Fast, Produced in
small communities, not mass produced and the oil is expelled from the
coconut. Hard to believe that a simple process like this gives you such an
The DME process uses only selected mature and organically grown coconuts,
producing within hours a delicious fresh-tasting virgin coconut oil. You
receive only the best - a true natural certified organic product.
When you purchase Alpha DME Coconut Oil you are not only receiving a
delicious, versatile oil rich with many healthy benefits but you are also
becoming a part of the coconut oil story and enriching the lives of others.
You are helping to empower the local people in some of the "poorest" parts
of the world.
Alpha`s DME and Premium Coconut Oils
Traditionally all coconut oil was produced similarly, either from dried
copra in large oil mills, or in the villages where it was produced by the
natives locally boiling or fermenting the pressed coconuts to gain the oil.
Towards the end of the 20th century things began to change. Around 1998,
when coconut oil was discovered to be healthy oil, several new processes
emerged and where tested to produce superior oil. Some of these processes
were developed for large-scale production in oil mills, while others
remained on village level.
Fortunately, some of the technologies applied produced good quality oil,
which retained a fair bit of the coconut goodness. These oils were
categorized as “Virgin Coconut oils”. Within this categorization were
several variations and ‘qualities’ of coconut oils emerging; the majority of
Virgin coconut oil originating from the Philippines.
Parallel to this development in the Philippines, an incredibly unique
process was discovered by Dr. Dan Etherington, an Agricultural Economist at
the Australian National University in Canberra, named the “DME” or Direct
Micro Expelling method. This method not only produced the highest quality,
purest and rawest form of coconut oil on the market it was developed with
the goal of radically transforming the lives of poverty-stricken coconut
farmers around the world.
As our mission at Alpha has always been to bring you the best quality
products, providing you with the greatest tools for success in developing a
healthy lifestyle, we have chosen to include the highest qualities of
coconut oil on the market to our product line.
Alpha Premium Virgin Coconut Oil
Developed from fresh mature coconuts. Our premium oil is produced with the
highest standards of quality. This oil is produced in an industrial setting.
Coconuts are shelled by machine and pared by hand. The coconuts are then
sent into huge grinders and turned into desiccated coconut which is then
used to produce the coconut oil. The premium oil is cold pressed in
specialized equipment (which means it never exceeds 40 º C degrees at any
time) Water is separated from the oil at this time. The oil is then filtered
and filled into industrial barrels ready for storage or shipping.
DME Virgin Coconut Oil
This process is one-of-a-kind - the only coconut oil on the market that can
truly bare the name of virgin coconut oil.
DME or Direct Micro Expelling is just that:
Direct – produced directly once the coconuts are harvested from the
Micro – produced on a small scale/farm level community operation
Expelling (as opposed to expeller pressed which means done on huge
machines) - “expelling” is simply the process of separating the oil and the
water or expelling the oil from the coconut.
The DME process is done by hand from start to finish; there is no huge
equipment or machines used at any point.
From the shelling / paring / grinding / drying to the pressing / filtering,
all is done by hand with no electricity.
The only machine used at any time is the patented SAM PRESS which does the
oil separation, and again it is a manual press done by hand with no
electricity applied. The speed in which the process is completed 1-2 hrs
from the time the coconut is opened means that you are provided with the
purest, raw form of coconut, free of contaminants or impurities, the coconut
is changed minimally from its raw state. This provides you with the purest
natural product available today. There is no other coconut oil that can make
Beyond this all the proceeds from the sales of this product is poured back
into the community. There is no big corporation or financial institution
collecting their “share”. The money is funneled back into the community to
be used at the discretion of the community as a whole. Again there is no
other coconut oil on the market that can make this claim.
When you purchase Alpha DME you are purchasing the purest product with the
purest, heart warming story attached. You are not only making a difference
to your overall health and well being you are contributing to the lives of
people in countries who had no other recourse but slave labour to support
We at Alpha are thrilled to be involved in the DME story and when you
purchase a bottle of DME you can take pride in the fact that you are making
a difference and becoming a part of the story as well.
Many tropical coastal communities are the custodians of unique endangered
cultures, languages, reefs and rainforests. The coconut is the most
sustainable agricultural resource of these communities. DME bypasses arduous
copra-making and provides rural people with meaningful employment, a regular
income and enhanced living standards. So, in buying this oil, you are not
just getting a premium product but also supporting the livelihood of many
island people and their environments.
Alpha Health provides an excellent raw coconut oil. I appreciate the
clean taste of DME Extra Virgin coconut oil and also its wholesomeness and
I use it in so many instances and applications that I may forget to mention
one or two.
As a massage therapist I muscle test first. In Applied Kinesiology (muscle
testing) I find the Alpha DME coconut oil superior to other coconut oils.
Energetically raw coconut oil proves it self as a superior substance. DME
coconut oil is tolerated by a lot of clients especially in wintertime.
Personally, because of frequent hand washing my poor dry hands need it a lot
too. I also like it as a body lotion and it keeps my feet very soft.
My cats also love it. I cannot leave the jar on the counter without the lid
The accolades don't just stop at the products itself. The indigenous people
are being given the opportunity to help themselves with sustainable and
renewable agriculture and also Fair Trade.
Thank you so much!
Martha Muncie, RN. RMT.
Richmond Hill Therapeutic Massage