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Organic Coconut Oil
Extra Virgin Cold Pressed - Raw
(Due to weight and value this item
does not qualify for International Free Freight and is therefore
available only to NZ domestic customers)
High smoke point (170 C) and is stable for baking and frying - less
carcinogenic risk than many other vegetable oils and cooking fats.Unique molecular structure of medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) unlike other saturated fats help us burn body fat for energy.MCFAs do not require the liver and gallbladder to digest and
emulsify them. This means instant energy and increased thermogenesis
(increased metabolic rate in the body) which leads to more heat
production as well as improved circulation.MCFAs and Lauric acid in coconut oil are also known for having anti-microbial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties.
Our Certified Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is produced by careful
selection of matured coconuts. The fresh white coconut meat is grated
and dehydrated at controlled low temperature to maintain its nutritional
profile. The dehydrated coconut meat is then cold-pressed to extract
the oil using a cooling system. Extracted oil is filtered then air dried
to remove moisture and immediately packed in an air-tight container.
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil retains all the nutty coconut flavor and
nutrients and is the premium grade Coconut Oil for health.
*Please note sediment on the bottom of the jar.
Discoloration greys and browns on the bottom of the jar are sediment
and separation of several types of fats which occur naturally in Coconut
Oil. This is natural phenomena and should not be mistaken for mould.
More about MCFAs
Due to its anti-microbial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties,
Coconut Oil can be a great topical application for soothing rashes and
rough skin. (The only other naturally occurring source of lauric acid,
with levels as high, is human breast milk. Cow's milk also contains it,
but it accounts for only 2% of the milk's total fat content.)
When lauric acid is ingested, it is transformed into monolaurin. This
is an anti-viral and antibacterial compound used by the human body to
combat lipid-coated microbes. Lipids are another form of fat, and lauric
acid in the form of monolaurin is able to interact with, and destroy,
these types of microbes.
Coconut Oil May Help Slow Tooth Decay
After decades of warning the public to stay away from supposedly
artery-clogging coconut oil, mainstream science has recently produced
studies showing that not only does coconut oil appear to be heart
friendly, it also has a host of other health benefits. The latest
research now reveals consuming coconut oil could save your teeth.
The reason? It turns out the oil is able to fight the bacteria that
cause tooth decay, according to scientists who recently presented their
work at the Society for General Microbiology's Autumn Conference at
the University of Warwick in the UK. Coconut oil appears to have a broad
impact against many pathogens - making it an important, natural weapon
in supporting the body's constant fight against infections.
The researchers from the Athlone Institute of Technology in Ireland
tested the antibacterial action of coconut oil by treating it with
enzymes in a process similar to digestion to see how the oil would react
once consumed. They found that coconut oil, once ingested, may be able
to halt the growth of most strains of Streptococcus bacteria, including
Streptococcus mutans. This type of bacteria is a primary cause of
cavities because it produces tooth-damaging acid.
In addition, the research team discovered the enzyme-modified coconut
oil was also active against the yeast Candida albicans that can cause
thrush and other health problems. Now the scientists are working to find
out how coconut oil interacts with Streptococcus bacteria at the
molecular level and which other kinds of harmful bacteria and yeasts it
might be able to zap.
"Dental caries is a commonly overlooked health problem affecting
60-90 percent of children and the majority of adults in industrialized
countries," Dr. Damien Brady, who is leading the research, said in a
press statement. Also, with increasing antibiotic resistance, it is
important that we turn our attention to new ways to combat microbial
What does Dr Oz say about Coconut Oil?
Read article: Ditch the minty toothpaste and try Coconut Oil instead!
article is included in the interests of consumer health education and
is not intended to imply that such ingredients have been approved under
the Medicines Act for the prevention or treatment of specific diseases
or medical conditions. Individual Results will vary. The results quoted
in early trials may need to be confirmed by further studies. Evaluation
under the Medicines Act has not been undertaken. You should seek
appropriate Healthcare professional advice for any medical condition."