Coconut oil has been used for centuries as a vital source of food for health and general well being in traditional communities of tropical regions. It is regarded as a "functional food" because it provides many health benefits beyond its nutritional content.
Coconut oil is of special interest because it possesses healing properties far beyond that of any other dietary oil and is extensively used in traditional medicine among Asian and Pacific populations. Pacific Islanders consider coconut oil to be the cure for all illness. In their traditional medicine coconut is used to treat a wide variety of health problems including the following: baldness, bruises, burns, colds, constipation, cough, fever, and wounds etc. Recent research verifies traditional beliefs that the coconut palm is "The Tree of Life" and that, just like any other pure, whole food, coconuts and virgin coconut oil have a significant role to play in a well balanced, nutritious diet. Coconut is highly nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
Our coconut oil comes from a small company working with farms in the Philippines. They are very aware of their social responsibilities and value fair cooperation. The coconuts are cultivated on sustainable, certified organic farms and their modern processing follows highest international standards. Speed and diligence of harvesting and processing is unrivalled.
They only use undamaged coconuts, which are guaranteed to be processed within three days of harvesting. No more than one hour after shelling, the white pulp is pressed - a cold extraction process is used to obtain the oil, which keeps the typical taste and flavour of the coconut. No chemical processing is used.
The oil is free of gluten and trans fatty acids, it is 100% natural and free of preservatives, artificial aromas, colours, stabilisers and any other additives or genetically modified components. It is not refined, not deodorized and not bleached in any way.