Coconut Oil Gold (Organic, Raw, Fair-Trade Certified)
Certified-Organic Coconut Oil GoldFair Trade Certified, Organic, Centrifuge-Extracted
Coconut palms, also known as Cocos nucifera, are native to the Pacific Islands and grown in tropical regions around the world. Coconut oil is considered a functional superfood. It contains fiber and trace amounts of the essential vitamins and minerals-- including iron, magnesium, and zinc-- that comprise the fundamental building blocks of wellness. Coconut oil is also a great source of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), including lauric acid, capric acid, and caprylic acid.
Coconut oil can be refined, bleached, and deodorized, or unrefined, and methods of extracting the oil vary widely. Expeller-pressed oils are extracted from copra (dried coconut) and are often heated to 200° F during the extraction process. Cold-pressed, centrifuged coconut oil is from fresh coconut is exposed to much less heat and ends up with a more mild flavor and fresher aroma than expeller-pressed oils.