Is Coconutreat all natural?
Coconutreat Coconut Oil is unprocessed and all natural. It is Extra Virgin, Cold Pressed, Certified USDA Organic. There is no expeller pressing, chemical extraction, hydrogenation, refining, bleaching, or deodorizing. Coconutreat Coconut Oil is a clear liquid when melted, and a pure white solid when below 76 degrees. We believe Coconutreat is the best Coconut Oil available. We are confident you will love the fresh flavor and aroma.
How do I use Coconut Oil?
To get the maximum benefit of Coconut Oil one should consume three tablespoons a day. This can be spooned or melted in a warm drink like herbal tea. It can also be used in food like in warm oatmeal, toast, or fried eggs. Ideally, Coconut Oil should be used for all your cooking, baking, and frying as it is very stable to cook with. It is used cup for cup in recipes. Use a little less in cookies or they go flat, and mix it with cold water for pie crusts. Use Coconut Oil to bake bread and in all your recipes. Bake or fry potatoes with it, put it on steamed veggies, etc.
Use it to replace processed GMO vegetable oils. Vegetable oils are highly processed and extremely concentrated. Natural is always better. Be aware that many people are scared of natural fats due to misinformation and don't eat enough. Low or non-fat does not exist in nature.
Your body may not be able to handle 3 tablespoons of Coconut Oil a day. It is best to start with one or two teaspoons a day and work up to three tablespoons. Because fats and oils are damaged by light, heat, and oxygen, they have a limited shelf life. However, the more saturated the fat is, the more stable it is. Most Coconut Oil is 95-98% saturated fat. Because of this it will last years in food storage. This is also dependent on the moisture content of the oil. Because of its low moisture content Coconutreat Coconut Oil will last much longer than cheaper processed or expeller pressed coconut oils. No refrigeration necessary. Keep it in a top cupboard and it remains soft year round. Coconut Oil is unique as it is the only significant food source of Medium Chain Fatty Acids like those found in breast milk. Please read Dr Bruce Fife's books on coconut oil, namely Coconut Cures, Eat Fat Look Thin, and The Coconut Lovers Cookbook for more information.
What is the Shelf Life of Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil?
Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil has been known to not show any signs of rancidity even after 3 years. We even had people tell us of their Coconut Oil showing no signs of rancidity even after 7 and 15 years of storage! No refrigeration is necessary.
Is Coconut Oil a Seed Oil?
No. Coconut Oil is classified as a vegetable oil, even if the coconut fruit that matures is actually the seed from which the new coconut tree will grow from.
What is the difference between VIRGIN Coconut Oil & COPRA Coconut Oil?
If you buy regular Coconut Oil, chances are it came from dried copra. This usually sits in a warehouse and gets oiled after a few months. This is bleached and deodorized to cover the burned unpleasant aroma and color. This is why there is no coconut aroma. High heat is also used which is why this type of oil is yellowish in color. Coconutreat Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil is cold-pressed immediately upon opening of the coconut. The oil is extracted before the fermentation process sets in. It is normally bottled or packed within 8 hours from the time the nut is opened. This is not bleached nor deodorized, maintaining the freshness and the sweet coconut scent. It will also be clear as water in liquid form because no high heat was used in it’s processing. Some people still use the old fermentation process, which is expelling the coconut milk then letting the coconut milk sit for 20 to 36 hours to allow the natural fermentation process to separate the oil. This process turns the oil sour and has a short shelf life due to the high moisture content. This home made oil is all right for home use, if the oil will be used immediately. The shelf life of this type of oil is two weeks to a maximum of two months. This type of oil turns rancid in a short period of time because of the high moisture content.
What is Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil?
Organic Extra Virgin Coconut oil is Oil produced from a Certified Organic Farm. The process should have also been Certified as Organic. The processing plant is also inspected and certified to have used only food grade equipment, usually only stainless steel. The processing must be natural with no chemical preservatives or additives. All Philippines coconut trees used to be ORGANIC. Today however, we are SAD to SAY that the Philippines Coconut Authority has started promoting the use of fertilizer on the coconut trees to improve the yield of nuts from the coconut trees. If you are buying ORGANIC, ask for the Organic Certification. If you are purchasing Extra Virgin Coconut Oil then the EVCO must be clear as water and have a sweet coconut scent. If is not clear as water and does not have a mild coconut aroma then you know it is not EXTRA VIRGIN COCONUT OIL. Fermented Coconut Oil will have a Sour and Rancid smell. Some producers will also try to filter their fermented coconut in charcoal to try to remove the sour smell but instead that process gives the coconut a burnt smell and taste. In Dr. Bruce Fife’s book Coconut Cures he gives instructions how to ferment coconut milk if you want to make your own fermented coconut oil for healing purposes. So, do a smell and taste test. Not all Virgin Coconut Oils are alike. Just like not all Coconuts are Organic. We at Coconutreat.com are proud to inform you that we are distributors for an Organic Coconut Plantation in the Philippines. The Processing Plant has also been inspected and certified.
What are the attributes of Coconut Oil?
Coconut Oil is one of the most stable oils and is highly resistant to rancidity (It is the unsaturated fats in the common seed oils that are easily oxidized and susceptible to rancidity). It is stable because of its high proportion of saturated fats. Coconut Oil is mild on the skin and is widely used in the tropics. Film-forming qualities allow it to act as a skin moisturizer and a protectant against moisture loss. Its natural detergency and lathering capabilities give a double purpose as a cleansing agent for soaps and shampoos.
Why don’t you use glass containers for your Coconut Oil?
So as not to increase the cost of your Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, our packaging is in high quality USDA approved PETE plastic canisters. This is the same plastic used in water and soda bottles. The PETE canisters are guaranteed to not leach toxic materials into the oil. They are also safer than glass because they do not break and can be reused over and over again as canisters for other foods or more Coconut Oil! We know of no other company that supplies Coconut Oil in these wonderful easy to hold, wide mouth canisters. You’ll love them. We guarantee it!