VIRGIN COCONUT OIL

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How its made

There are several methods to make coconut oil on the market: RBD (refined, bleached, deodorized), dry press, or wet press. These processes create quality coconut oil but nutrients are lost during the production process. Our virgin coconut oil is cold pressed so that the final product retains the maximum amount of nutrient. Freshly picked coconuts from the Coconut Triangle are de-husked and de-pared, and then shredded using a mechanized grating bit. The coconut shreds are mixed with water and placed in to a cold press machine to "squeeze out the coconut cream into a filter. The resulting pulp is dried and used to make coconut flour. The coconut milk that is filtered is left overnight to ferment and separate. The mixture separates into coconut cream on top, oil in the middle, and leftover water on the bottom. The coconut oil is whisked into another jar until only a clear oil is left in the jar. 

Application

Organic virgin coconut oil serves a diverse range of purposes from cooking, beauty and hair care, and medicinal uses. In culinary application, coconut oil is a good replacement to other cooking oils, and can be used in salads, desserts, whipped toppings, and a good ingredient for infant diets. There are reported health benefits, and while we are not doctors, our team enjoys oil pulling, among other applications. When applied to hair and skin, it is a natural moisturizer, rejuvenating dry or cracked skin, and strengthening roots and repairing split ends. 

Packaging

Organic virgin coconut oil is available in PET bottles, HDPE glass jars, steel drums, and heated plastic totes.