Which brand is the best coconut oil?
I started using coconut oil because my doctor told me to. He did recommend a brand to use.
Cooking With Coconut Oil
Because the Doc said to.
I started using coconut oil because my doctor told me to. He did recommend a brand to use. Since I wasn't that familiar with coconut oil I decided that following his instructions would be best. So I purchased the brand he recommended and was on a food adventure that I have never regretted. Some months later I wanted to do some research of my own. I began to investigate the different brands that were at my local health food store. Now I know the old adage you get what you pay for and that is true. At the same time I didn't want to waste my money either. So I went to the one of the largest online stores, Amazon, to see what they had to offer me. I found all the brands that were offered at my local health food store and noticed that the prices were either the same or I did get some savings. Since then I have tried several of these different brands and they all seem to work alike. Below are my findings and reviews on five of the best coconut oils available.
Barlean's Organic Coconut Oil
|Barlean's Organic Oils Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 16-Ounce...|
Barlean's Organic Oils
Health Benefits of Barlean's Coconut Oil
According to Barlean's these are just some of the health benefits of this product.
The coconuts are hand picked.
Barlean's Coconut Oil comes from the island of Quezon, Philippine. The coconuts are hand picked at the peak of the nutritional value. Oil is extracted without chemicals or solvents. It is USDA organic certified and supports the immune system, helps to increase metabolism and the cardiovascular system. It can be taken as a supplement or used on the body for hair and skin care, and used in cooking.
Information found on the Barlean Coconut Oil label.
A common question that is asked Barlean's is "How do I know my oil is fresh"? That's a great question. Their answer is that every bottle comes with two dates. You can find these on the bottle label. The first date tells when that bottle oil was pressed. The second date is the date that the bottle should be opened. If opened by this date (or before) it will still have it's full potency and freshness. If opened on the second date you still will have up to eight weeks to use the oil.
More info on Barlean's
The Barlean's farm is located in Ferndale, WA. This is where the other essential oils are processed. Their flax seeds come from Canadian farmers and Dakota farmers. They produce organic oils. What got them started in the business was the fact that too many Americans are deficient in their essential fats. Omega-3 is another name for essential fats. Although, Bruce Barlean is the farm's owner it's really a family affair. The "departments" of the farm include flax production, and the fishery. Nothing is wasted on the farm. It is said that the grass really is greener on the farm because the "sludge" ( by-product) of pressing the seeds is put on the farm grounds.
Garden of life coconut oil
|Garden of Life - Extra Virgin Coconut Oil 100% Organic, 1...|
Garden of Life
More info on coconut oil.
What makes coconut oil better than vegetable oil? MCFA (medium-chain fatty acids) is what makes coconut oil the healthiest of all oils. These fatty acids protect against heart disease and some even think it may cure it. Vegetable oils along with seeds oils are made up of LCFA (long chain fatty acids) which promote heart disease. Studies done on coconut oil shows it to reduce cholesterol, reduces chances of getting blood clots, lowers body fats, and delivers a higher level of antioxidants to the body.
Coconuts grown by certified organic farmers
Garden of Life Mission Statement
This is the brand the doctor put me on.
Nutiva Coconut Oil Organic
|Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 15-Ounce Tubs (...|
How Nutiva got started.
Label Facts for Nutiva Coconut Oil
Nutiva donates 1% of its profits to companies and organizations that promote sustainable agriculture. The companies purpose is provide the highest quality organic superfoods, support sustainable agriculture, and giving a fair return to the farmers that grow products. The business was built on high standards, from the farmers, to production, to packaging and even transportation of their products.
Spectrum Naturals - Coconut Oil Organic
|Spectrum Naturals - Coconut Oil Unrefined, 14 oz liquid|
No chemicals in this coconut oil
If you or someone in your family is allergic to peanuts then this product wouldn't be what you would want to purchase.
Fresh clean smell
When you open the jar of Spectrum Organic Coconut Oil the first thing you will notice is the fresh clean smell of coconuts. Some people report they don't notice the smell till they are cooking with it. Others say that the smell is just enough to notice but not overpowering. This oil is great for sauteing any type of foods. Packed with antioxidants this oil can be used for both cooking and skin care. It contains no trans fats so it makes your healthy lifestyle a snap to incorporate into your daily routine. When cooking with coconut oil just substitute the oil requirements in your recipes with coconut oil. No harmful chemicals or pesticides was used in the growing of the coconuts and does have the organic seal of approval.
Nature's Way Coconut Oil
|Nature's Way Organic Coconut Oil, 16 Ounce|
Tom Murdock founder of Nature's Way
Essential Fatty Acids
What does the label tell us?
Nature's Way Organic Coconut Oil label states that this oil can be used as spreads on breads, added to dressing and smoothies. It can be used to replace butter, margarine, shortening or other cooking oils. Good for baking or frying up to 350 degrees. For skin care just place jar under warm water to soften the oil into a liquid then apply to the skin and massage. Use this oil as a hair conditioner: liquefy two teaspoons to hair a couple hours before washing. Serving size is 1 tbsp and has 130 calories.
Meaning of the green leaf.
40 years plus
Phytomedicines is an herbal based medical practice that uses plant materials that are considered preventive and therapeutic.
My personal testimony using coconut oil.