COCONUT OIL FROM NUTIVA
Taste the difference between Nutiva's Virgin Organic Coconut Oil, with
its light taste, pleasant aroma, and pure white color, and industrialized
coconut oil with its bland taste, faint aroma, and off-white color. Ideal as
a high-heat cooking oil, a healthy substitute for shortening in baking, and
a "better-than-butter" replacement on bread and veggies. [OIL]
| Virgin Organic Coconut Oil
1.6L + 445ml
Nutiva's Organic Virgin coconut oil is solid at room
temperature and melts at 76°F.
No refrigeration required.
Nutiva's Coconut Oil is ideal as a high-heat cooking oil, a
"better than butter" replacement on bread and steamed
veggies, or a tasty and nutritious substitute for shortening
in baking. Also use Nutiva Coconut Oil as a luscious massage
and body oil for dry or sunburned skin.
Nutiva’s purpose is to
produce the highest quality organic superfoods, providing superior
nutritional value to our customers while supporting sustainable
agricultural practices and a fair return to the farmers on whom we
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How virgin coconut oil is processed is the key
to optimizing its taste, texture, color, and aroma. Within two hours of Nutiva's
coconuts being chopped, the virgin coconut oil is cold-pressed. Contrast this
with 99 percent of the coconut oil used today in cooking and body care. First,
the coconut is chopped and left to dry in the sun for days. Then the meat is
scooped out and sent thousands of miles to giant oil mills where the oxidizing
coco meat is refined, bleached, and/or deodorized. Ironically, this product is
often labeled as "certified organic.”
There is no comparison between Nutiva's cold-pressed, Organic virgin
coconut oil, with its light taste, pleasant aroma, and pure white color, and
industrialized coconut oil, with its bland taste, faint aroma, and off-white
color. Please note that any tiny brown specks found at the bottom of Nutiva's
Coconut oil are from the coconut fiber and are indigenous to virgin
Coconut oil is about 50 percent lauric acid, a rare medium-chain fatty acid
found in mother's milk that supports healthy metabolism and is now being studied
for its anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial health-protecting
properties. Overall, coconut oil contains 92% saturated fats, and only 1%
Omega-6, the fat Americans get way too much of.
Certified organic and non-GMO
Made from fresh coconuts, not
Pure white like fresh coconut
Tastes like fresh coconut
Has a fresh coconut fragrance
Made with our Fresh is Best ™
The Health Benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil
Since the 1960s, coconut oil has been unfairly labeled as "unhealthy." The media
reported studies of how tropical coconut oils were laden with artery-clogging
saturated fats. What was left out of these reports was the fact that the coconut
oil used in the studies was not the virgin oil used for centuries but
hydrogenated coconut oil. We have since learned it's the hydrogenation —
artificially adding a hydrogen molecule to oils in order to make them
shelf-stable — that's the problem, not the coconut oil itself. Hydrogenated soy,
corn, and canola oils — loaded with dangerous trans-fats and processed with
toxic hexane solvents — are routinely added to packaged foods. Hydrogenation
fattened corporate profits and American waistlines, and is now linked with
trans-fats and associated heart disease.
Baby formulas often include pure coconut oil as an ingredient because coconut is
such a healthy super food. Virgin coconut oil is rich in the essential fatty
acids, the "good fats" that doctors recommend and is cholesterol - and trans
Health Properties of Lauric Acid
One of the “good fats” that makes up about 50% of coconut oil, is lauric acid.
Lauric acid is a rare medium-chain fatty acid found in mother's milk. It is now
being shown to have anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial
health-protecting properties. Some researchers predict that lauric acid will one
day become as well known in health circles as Omega-3 is today.
As studies reveal the downsides of consuming too many Omega-6 vegetable oils
with their saturated fatty acids, coconut oil is making a comeback. We suggest
consuming 3 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil a day.
Hydrogenated Trans Fat or Healing Coconut Oil?
The FDA started requiring the labeling of "trans fats" in 2006, and as a result
the entire fat category is undergoing a review of its traditions and
assumptions. Hemp and coconut oil products deliver the nourishing "good fats,
which can play a vital role in our health. Millions of Americans are questioning
the outmoded assumptions regarding “zero fat is good”, "tropical fats are bad,"
and "lots of vegetable oils are beneficial".
The traditional Pacific Islander diet included large quantities of coconut meat
and oil, and those who still follow this diet have a low incidence of heart
disease or weight issues. When a Western-style diet including vegetable oils
replaces their traditional diet, all of the fat-related diseases common in the
developed nations such as coronary heart disease begin to appear, their immune
systems get weaker and serum cholesterol levels go up.
Besides its nutritional value, pure coconut oil also makes a luscious and
soothing massage and body oil for dry and or damaged skin.
Coconut Oil and Diabetes
It may come as a surprise to many of today's dieters, but there is such a thing
as "good fat," nutrition and medical experts say. "Good fats" also known as
"essential fatty acids" (EFAs), are as important to human life and health as are
vitamins and minerals.
Because the human body produces no EFAs, it is important that EFAs be consumed
on a regular basis. More than 50 years of medical research has proven without a
doubt that EFAs can influence the human body in a number of ways, including
cardiovascular health, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, skin conditions such as
eczema and psoriasis, brain function, infant development, immune function and
It is estimated that more than 90 percent of Americans take in too little of one
of the most important EFAs; omega-3; which is found in flax, walnuts, deep-water
fish, and hempseeds. Hemp is also a good source of omega-6 and 9,plus the rare
fatty acids GLA and SDA.
The quality of omega-3 is vital, and can be diminished by oxygen, heat, and
light. Thus consume the freshest seeds and or oil possible and store them in a
dark, cold environment such as a refrigerator. Nutiva obtains its seeds
exclusively from Canada, and we date all our products.