Some are heat extracted, some contain pesticide residue, and some are actually adulterated with other oils. It’s a buyer beware situation.
Skinny & Co Coconut Oil, on the other hand, is a small batch, extra virgin, cold pressed coconut oil, made with nothing but 100% pure, raw, pesticide free, wild coconuts from the pristine jungles of Vietnam. When they sent me a sample, I was surprised at how it actually smells like fresh coconuts when you open the jar.
I love to cook with coconut oil for its many health benefits –easily metabolized, feeds the brain and the heart, helps build the immune system, helps even out blood sugar levels, cushions the organs, etc.– but also because it adds a delicious flavor to foods. When Skinny & Co sent me a sample of their coconut oil to try, I could tell immediately that it was different than other coconut oil. For one thing, it has a lighter, more delicate, and more appetizing aroma than typical coconut oils.
Even though coconut oil is a saturated fat, it is not like the saturated fats found in animal products. Cultures that use coconut oil extensively tend to be leaner and healthier, with fewer cardiovascular issues than Americans. I’ve even seen health advice advocating eating tablespoons of coconut oil daily to boost immunity and increase brain function.
I know that I enjoy the flavor and aroma of coconut oil and especially like to use it when cooking seafood and fish as it gives dishes an extra boost of flavor. I’ve also spread Skinny & Co Coconut Oil on toast in place of butter, and in fact, like to substitute it in for butter on things like popcorn, too.