- Organic extra virgin coconut oil
- Rich in medium chain good fats that doctors recommend
- Heavenly creamy taste of the tropics
- Processed naturally maintaining its taste, texture, color and aroma
- No refrigeration required
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 extra-virgin coconut oil. 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. The 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 rather hydrogenated coconut oil. We have since learned it’s the hydrogenation — artificially adding a hydrogen molecule to oil in order to make it 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-fat-free.