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Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, 15 Ounce (Pack of 2)
- #1 Selling Coconut Oil in the US for over 10 years
- USDA Organic, Non-GMO, Virgin, Kosher, Non-Hydrogenated, No Cholesterol
- Freshly made from cold-pressed coconuts, with a light and pleasant coconut taste and aroma
- Nutritional health benefits of 50% lauric acid and 62% medium-chain triglycerides
- Great for sautéing and baking, oil pulling & skin and hair care
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Size: 15 Ounce (Pack of 2)
100% Organic, Unrefined, Cold-Pressed, Virgin Coconut Oil
No refrigeration required. Coconut oil is solid at room temperature and melts at 76 degrees, with a smoke point of 350 degrees. Please note that there is NO difference between Virgin and Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil. We previously used the term "extra-virgin" to emphasize our commitment to quality, however, as a leader in coconut oil, Nutiva is committed to complying with global regulations that do not allow the term "extra-virgin" in regard to coconut. When you see the term Virgin on our packaging, rest assured that the product is still the highest quality and has not changed.
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Top Customer Reviews
I'm pleased that this Nutiva Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil provides these qualities along with an easy-to-find "packed on" and "best before" date. The jars I ordered in late January 2011 were packed on September 13, 2010, and the "best before" date is September 13, 2012. Stored correctly (cool, dark location, no refrigeration needed), this nutrient-dense oil stays fresh for two years. It smells and tastes great--coconutty and slightly sweet.
According to Nutiva, no hexane is used in the processing of this oil. Hexane is a petroleum-derived solvent used in all kinds of industrial applications, from shoe manufacturing to roofing. Interestingly, because hexane's primary molecular structure is carbon, it can be passed off as "organic." Do a little research; "cold-pressed," "organic," AND "hexane-free" are key considerations when selecting your coconut oil for nutrition purposes.
I'm not as pleased with the plastic jars. In fact, I took off a star as a result of the plastic packaging. I feel that a quality organic oil should be stored in a glass jar, and ideally a dark one to reduce oxidation. I've actually selected coconut oils specifically because they come in glass jars, and might have bypassed this product if I hadn't found it on sale at a good price.Read more ›
I've read through the reviews and just wanted to clarify some things with actual facts for those who are interested. Saturated fat, such as coconut oil, butter, lard, tallow, etc., is not only NOT harmful, but it is ESSENTIAL for good health and need not and should not be limited in quantity as the government suggests. It does NOT clog arteries--that is a lie that has been propagated for the last 60 years and thankfully there are finally practitioners with the courage and common sense to speak the truth. I am a dentist, intimately involved in nutrition, and I know what I'm talking about.
The majority of coconut oil is medium chain triglycerides which are broken down quickly by the liver for energy. It raises metabolic rate, thus promoting weight loss, and it does work. But you should know that butter is healthy, too, and has some important long chain fatty acids, and it, too, will promote weight loss. Heavy cream is essentially butter before it's been churned. So certainly eat coconut oil--it has myriad health benefits--but eat all your saturated fats, including plenty of fatty, red meat.
Coconut oil will not oxidize and go rancid. You can leave it on the counter probably for years. So don't worry about buying too much. And for the same reason, a dark jar is not necessary. Please know that liquid seed and nut oils, and even fish oil, will go rancid, because of the high unsaturated content. These oils oxidize quickly and form free radicals.Read more ›
Amazon's Subscribe & Save offer is a great deal; I really like the 2 pack of these smaller (15 oz) jars. We're a small household and I like keeping one jar sealed while using the other. Keep in mind that coconut oil is different than other oils--it is solid at temperatures under 76, so it will look something like shortening in the wintertime. Still tastes great and is wonderful to use in all kinds of cooking.
One more important detail: this is an organic, COLD PRESSED coconut oil. Others may be organically grown, but I've found some brands are hydrogenated to make them solid at room temperature (I won't go into all the reasons this is not a "good thing"). Suffice it to say that any coconut oil you buy should be cold pressed (and that goes for your olive oil, as well). Google to find out why...
UPDATE 3/19/13: Updated the temperature threshold for melting point: it's actually 76 degrees, according to the Nutiva label (not 72 degrees as I previously guesstimated).
UPDATE 1/17/14: Something fun: I like Cinnamon Toast (just coconut oil and cinnamon on top of a piece of raisin bread, broiled under the broiler. No sugar.).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I use coconut oil for EVERYTHING!
Let me count the ways:
- Deep conditioning my hair weekly
- Skin moisturizer
- Cooking (Use with Butter so it doesn't... Read more
Been buying this Coconut Oil from Amazon for the past few years. It's a great tasting cooking oil that often replaces olive or canola oil in our recipes or for coating a grilling... Read morePublished 22 hours ago by The Ness
My hair was really dry before using this product and I've been using it for awhile now once a week and it does wondersPublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
This is my fourth time buying the same product, but something is wrong here. The first three times I received high quality coconut oil, but this time the color has a light tint of... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Youngbin Kang
I use coconut oil for everything. Hair, skin, cuticles, make-up removal and as toothpaste to name a few. AND in place of butter when cooking. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Pamela J
Trying to use it more than other oils. Like it because it is organic and I can use it for more than cooking.Published 3 days ago by Bonnie