Certified Organic, cold pressed and raw.
Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil 500ml Jar
Vanuata Wild Harvest Coconut Oil
100% Virgin Cold pressed
The Health Benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil
Rich in medium-chain Fatty Acids
Oils and fats can be classified as those with short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), or long-chain fatty acids (LCFAs).
The majority of fats and oils in our diet contain long-chain fatty acids.
Coconut oil is high in saturated fat, however, it differs from butter, for example, in that it contains medium-chain fatty acids. There are, in fact, very few dietary sources of medium-chain fats, making coconut oil pretty unique.
These medium-chain fats are absorbed directly by the liver, providing instant energy, rather than being stored up. In comparison, butter contains long-chain fatty acids, which are deposited in the fat cells and burn off far more slowly than coconut oil.
Rich in Lauric Acid
Many of coconut oil`s health benefits are attributed to the presence of lauric acid.
Almost 50 percent of the fat found in coconut oil is lauric acid. When present in the body, lauric acid is converted into monolaurin, a compound which is thought to have antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties. Interestingly, the only other source of lauric is breast milk, which may explain the reason breastfed babies get fewer infections. Lauric acid increases levels of good HDL cholesterol, as well as LDL cholesterol, but this is not thought to negatively affect the overall ratio of the two.