Coconut oil isn't raw?
"Fresh coconut when first crushed is a delicate pink color—not the white you might expect. The oil is filtered using earthen clays to naturally bleach out the pink hue. Pressing can generate heat beyond 180 degrees for 5 minutes or longer. Crude coconut oil needs to have its natural enzymes pasteurized and is heated to neutralize them. Otherwise, the oil will rapidly deteriorate. Because of its stable nature once pasteurized, use of heat does not compromise the oil's nutritional value. In fact, this step is essential, otherwise the oil goes rancid quickly in the tropical heat, where coconut milk remnants and any atmospheric moisture combine to create hydroperoxcidity in a form of free radicals. The nuts are not cooked, just mildly heat tempered. To further prevent hydroperoxides from forming, the oil is contained in a vacuum chamber to remove tramp moisture."
This is how Spectrum Organics make their coconut oil, whoever they are.
I accidentally stumbled into this and after doing a bit more of a research I found that this is a known&vastly used method, I'm confused... is it true that coconut oil is resistant to heat and can be safely used in cooking, and since its heated anyway, does it actually matter?
I think Spectrum tastes nasty!
I have read some brands that do mention heat is used, and others that claim it to be low temp processed. Some are fermented, some are cold pressed, etc, etc. I guess just do your homework on each brand you're considering, before buying it.
I can't remember the name but there is a family owned company that do have actually raw coconut oil. Just google raw, unheated coconut oil and it'll probably come up.
um ... wilderness family naturals, or something like that? I think...
Yup! That's it! I'm sure there are other ones I just don't know of any other ones.
Have you tried it? Or anything from them? I have considered it, but have not ordered anything as of yet from them.
I have a huge jar of the cold pressed coconut oil in my cupboard right now! It is delicious and smells awesome. I use it as moisturizer too :P The coconut butter is also fabulous. Those are the only ones I have tried.
I have the Tropical Traditions Gold Label brand of oil, and coconut cream (butter) in my cabinet right now. I have also tried Nutiva, and Jungle Products brands of oil, as well as Spectrum. I have enjoyed all but the Spectrum, which was just gross.
Have you tried either of those, and (if so) how do you feel they compare to wilderness family naturals?
edit dreaminraw: "Those are the only ones I have tried." Those are the only brands of oil you have tried? or those are the only products from that company you have tried? Sorry, I just wasn't sure which you meant. thx.
And what about coconuts supposedly resistance to heat, anyone know to what degree?