Country of origin: Sri Lanka
The quality of our coconut oil speaks for itself, you will not be disappointed!
It is cold pressed and extra virgin, making it the highest grade on the market.
This coconut oil is processed at temperatures below 45°C, making it compatible with raw food diets.
Our Coconut oil is specially imported from Sri Lanka, it is certified organic and it has been shipped to us in a heat tub which is resealable so you can be sure it’s fresh and will stay that way.
Coconut oil is the oil content extracted from coconut kernel. Its oil is equally in demand just as other coconut products such as coconut water and meat (kernel); and indeed, is the chief source of cooking oil consumed in many South-east and East Asian regions. Additionally, it also found wider applications in the traditional medicines, and as a carrier oil in pharmaceutical industries.
Cocos nucifera (coconut palm) belongs to the large Palmaceae family of palm trees.
The coconut palm is an unbranched, erect, tall-growing tree. In a season, a single coconut palm can yield 20-150 mature nuts. The fruit is almost spherical to oval in shape and measure between 5-10 inches in width. Initially, its rough outer husk is light green which turns gray as the nut matures. The husk is about 1-2 inches in thickness and made of tough fibers. Underneath this husk, is a woody-hard shell enclosing an edible kernel (endosperm), known as “coconut meat.” When this nut ultimately matures and dries to become “copra,” it is employed in pressing coconut oil.
Health Benefits Of Coconut Oil
- Despite its high saturated fats composition, coconut oil characteristically features its own set of health benefits. MCT’s absorb passively and enter the blood system inside the gut without any mediation of transport channels. Several research studies suggest that these fats help reach early satiety and increase blood HDL/total cholesterol levels.
- Lauric acid and other MCT’s absorb passively into the blood stream and thus save energy and bring a fresh sense of satiety. These characteristics of coconut oil strongly commended by some nutrition scientists like Mary Gertrude Enig who is among the strong advocates of health benefits of saturated fats. When consumed in moderation over a period, saturated fats, mainly medium-chain triglycerides may help control body weight and may bring a reduction in risk of atherosclerosis.
- The cold-pressed oil contains a small amount of vitamin-E and other tocopherols. 100 g fresh oil composes of 0.19 mcg of vitamin-E.
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