FOOD: Traditionally-Made Coconut Oil

FOOD: Traditionally-Made Coconut Oil

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Handmade in small batches. Wet milled from fresh coconut milk. Tested for the herbicide glyphosate. Glass jar.
In the Philippines, older generations in rural areas consumed homemade coconut oil from fresh coconuts, and thrived from a high-fat diet where coconut oil was their main dietary oil.

 

From the farm: We are committed to time-honored traditional practices that have produced natural coconut oils for hundreds, if not thousands of years.

It is still made by hand by small-scale family producers in the Philippines.

They know how to pick out the best coconuts from each harvest that produce the best quality oil.

Tests show this to be one of the highest quality coconut oils on the market, having the highest levels of antioxidants using a wet-milling process.

It is still made by hand and benefiting families in the rural areas of the Philippines where the coconuts grow. 

Coconuts are used fresh (within 24-48 hours of harvest) from small family farms on Mt. Banahaw and other rural places in Quezon Province, the coconut capital of the Philippines.

Only the highest quality coconuts are hand picked from each harvest.

The volcanic soil of Mt. Banahaw makes these coconuts some of the most nutritionally rich coconuts in the world!

Testing done reveals higher levels of phenolic antioxidants than other coconut oils. 

The fresh coconut meat is shredded and then the water from inside the coconuts is added to make coconut milk (wet-milled). The coconut milk is then allowed to sit for about half a day, while the oil naturally separates from the heavier water.

The oil is then heated for a short time and filtered from the curds (coconut solids).

No chemicals are used, and this oil contains no trans fatty acids.

We do NOT mass produce this oil. It is made by families who are coconut farmers using old-fashioned traditional methods that have been used in the Philippines for hundreds of years. 

The families who produce the oil are also trained according to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) standards and re-certified each year.

This high-grade Virgin Coconut Oil has a long shelf life due to the high antioxidant properties.