Cold-pressed from the meat of the coconut. Excellent source of healthy fats.
Organika’s Organic Virgin Coconum Oil uses fresh, virgin coconuts from the Philippines. This health-boosting, versatile oil is USDA certified Organic and highly-aromatic with a superb taste. Our process for gathering this oil is called cold-pressing. We select only fresh and mature organically-grown (non-copra) coconuts. The processing of our coconut oil involves fair trade practices, but it is not fair trade certified.
INGREDIENT: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
(Containing 6.2 g of Medium Chain Triglycerides per 10 g serving).
Q: Why do some say that coconut oil is bad for you?
A: The perception that coconut oil is bad for you is still around today even though that myth has been widely disproved. By the mid 1960s, the negative mindset established by the soybean and corn industries had put coconut oil (in its hydrogenated form) in a bad light. Hydrogenated coconut oil is a saturated fat, or one that has been altered from its original form by refining. Virgin coconut oil is non-hydrogenated in its original form and is actually very healthy.
Q: What happens if the coconut oil is heated?
A: Virgin oconut oil is not destroyed by heat and it’s actually one of the safest oils to cook with because it does not break down, unlike many other oils. The medium chain fatty acids are very resistant to heat and even commercial oils heated to very high temperatures retain their MCFA’s.
Q: How do I use coconut oil when cooking?
A: Coconut is one of the best and safest oils to use in cooking. It can be used in frying but also as a substitute for butter in baking. Cookies, muffins, spreads and many other treats will be healthier when cooked using virgin coconut oil.
Q: Will heating virgin coconut oil turn into hydrogenated oil?
A: Heating virgin coconut oil during cooking does not cause hydrogenation. That is an industrial process where hydrogen molecules are introduced into the oil and make it solid at room temperature. It chemically alters the oil and creates harmful trans-fatty acids.
Q: Do you need to keep coconut oil in the fridge?
A: Coconut oil has a long shelf life and can conveniently be stored at room temperature. Just be sure to store out of direct sunlight.
Q: Is it okay to use coconut oil on your skin?
A: While virgin coconut oil is a food product, many people do use it as a moisturizer. Massaging it into your skin will leave it soft and smooth. And if you work a bit into your scalp 20 minutes before you shampoo, you will see some healthy results.
Q: How do you get the oil out of the coconut?
A: Coconut oil comes from the mature fruit. It is broken, hammered, milled and filtered. It is then packed and stored to organic standards. This method is known as a cold press process.
Since the beginning of time, the silhouette of the coconut tree has always attracted tourists to the tropics. This tall and slender palm tree is not just symbolic of the tropics, but is also a symbol of health for the residents of these tropical regions since their ancestors arrived at the shores that host these welcoming coconut palms. In Sanskrit, it is called kalpa vriksha, meaning “the tree that provides all necessities of life.