Melrose Organic Refined Coconut Oil
Melrose Organic Redfined Coconut Oil. Cold Pressed, Refined. Pure, Natural coconut oil. Minimal coconut taste & aroma. Suitable for cosmetic application as well as cooking. This versatile minimally processed oil is rich in medium chain triglycerides, especially lauric (45%) Smaller chain fats absorb more easily, are designed quickly and used by our bodies as healing energy. Coconut oil does not raise cholesterol levels. Made in Australia. We also stock Melrose Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil. 300gram
To obtain all of coconut oils health and weight loss benefits, 3 to 3 1/2 tablespoons per day are recommended for adults. This coconut oil does not have to be refrigerated, and has a shelf life of two years or more -- the longest of any oil. Storing it out of sunlight is recommended.
The main ways people use Organic Coconut oil is in place of other oils, margarine, butter, shortening, etc.
For all cooking needs, as it is a stable cooking oil.
As an ingredient when juicing or making smoothies. It smells and tastes so pleasant and has such excellent nutritional properties that some also consume it straight, by the tablespoon, and use it in place of other oils on their salads.
An excellent massage oil and as a skin lotion for healthier, younger skin.
Melrose Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has been used for centuries both internally and externally. Coconut supplies a lot of nutrients important for good health, fighting various diseases and supporting the metabolism. Once mistakenly believed to be unhealthy because of its high saturated fat content, it is now known that the fat in coconut oil is unique.
The size of the fatty acid is extremely important. Our bodies respond to and metabolize each fatty acid differently depending on its size. So the physiological effects of MCFA in coconut oil are distinctly different from those of LCFA more commonly found in our foods. The saturated fatty acids in coconut oil are predominately medium-chain fatty acids. Both the saturated and unsaturated fat found in meat, milk, eggs and plants (including most vegetable oils) are composed of LCFA.
Coconut oil is effective in reducing body fat and lowering weight because it contains fewer calories than any other fat. For this reason, it has gained the distinction of being the world’s only natural, low-calorie fat. When you use coconut oil in your food preparation, you can eat the same types of foods as you normally do, yet consume fewer calories. Although coconut oil is saturated, it has no cholesterol and no dangerous trans-fats found in other oils.
The fact that coconut oil contains fewer calories, however, is not the main reason it has gained a reputation as a low-calorie fat. Its advantage in weight management is due primarily to its affect on the metabolism. Medium-chain triglycerides in coconut oil are smaller than other fats, and therefore, digest very quickly, so quickly in fact, that the body uses them as an immediate source of fuel rather than pack them away in storage inside our fat cells. MCT are used to product energy much like carbohydrates, and therefore, they do not circulate in the bloodstream like other fats. Coconut fats are processed directly in the liver without putting strain on the digestive system and are highly recommended for those who have difficulty digesting fats.
Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, a proven antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal. Lauric acid in coconut is the same a lauric acid found in mother milk that is essential for babies developing systems and immunity. Coconut has a long shelf life, resistant to heat and is the safest cooking fat.
Meanwhile, studies have shown the opposite for unsaturated fats: they cause hypothyroidism and lower metabolic rate. Perhaps even more important, virgin coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, a proven antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal agent that is very beneficial in attacking viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens, and that builds the bodys immune system. The lauric acid in coconut oil is used by the body to make the same disease-fighting fatty acid derivative monolaurin that babies make from the lauric acid they get from their mothers milk. Mary Enig, an internationally respected expert on fats and lipid biochemistry, and author of the "fat information bible" know your fats provides excellent detail on the ability of coconut oil to prevent illness and disease in her article, A new look at coconut oil. Finally, coconut oil contains NO dangerous trans-fats, which are found in vegetable oils (including olive oil), margarine, shortening and more. Trans-fats can raise LDLs or "bad" cholesterol levels and lead to clogged arteries, heart disease, type-II diabetes and more, and should be avoided.
Certified Organic refined cold pressed coconut oil. Minimal coconut aroma and taste.
Keep out of the reach of children. Store in pantry with the lid firmly placed. Heating does not compromise the oils nutritional value.