Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
La Tourangelle adds the “Extra” to virgin coconut oil by introducing the freshest coconut oil ever produced. Thanks its revolutionary extraction technology, the extra virgin coconut oil has an incredibly fresh flavor, a unique light texture and retains all the natural antioxidants and nutrients found in the fresh whole coconut. Unlike regular virgin coconut oil pressed from dried coconut meat, La Tourangelle Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is extracted directly from fresh, never dried, organic coconut meat picked right off the tree.
Fair Trade certified by FLO:
With every purchase of La Tourangelle Fairtrade Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, community-based programs are being funded to improve education, living conditions and organic farming in the Davao region of the Philippines, where our coconuts are harvested and processed. We are proud to release a product that protects nature and ensures that coconut farmers are fairly compensated. This new artisan Fairtrade oil fits right in with our company goal of improving the quality of oils made available to American consumers and our philosophy that good food comes with sustainable business practices.
Usage: Although well known for its cooking versatility because of its bold flavor and medium heat functionality, La Tourangelle Fairtrade Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is also perfect for your beauty regime. It soothes dry hands and lips, acts as a shaving cream or a deep hair conditioner and makes a great base for many at home masks and moisturizing treatments.
Health Benefits: Our Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil provides all of the common benefits of coconut oil but due to using fresh coconut meat, it maintains the highest level of MCTs (Medium Chain Triglycerides) at 7g per serving. Our bodies are able to burn MCTs as energy more efficiently than other fuel sources, which can assist people with weight loss and overall weight management.
Heat: Medium Heat
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Extraction Method: Expeller-pressed
Part of the Plant Extract: Fresh meat
Country of Origin: Philippines
Botanical Name: Cocos nucifera
Botanical Family: Arecaceae
Heat/Smoke Point: Medium-high
Oxidation Potential: stable
Packaging: Glass or HDPE jar
Ingredients: 100% pure extra virgin coconut oil
Organoleptic Appearance: Viscous liquid
Organoleptic Color: white
Organoleptic Aroma: Characteristic of Coconut
Organoleptic Taste: Characteristic of Coconut
Fatty Acid Composition: C8:0 Caprylic Acid 4.6-10%
C10:0 Capric Acid 4.6-8.0%
C12:0 Lauric Acid 45.1-56.4%
C14:0 Myristic Acid 16.8-21%
C16:0 Palmitic Acid 7.5-10.2%
C18:0 Stearic Acid 2.0-4.0%
C18:1 Oleic Acid 5.0-10.0%
C18:2 Linoleic Acid 1-2.5%
Focus On: Lauric acid : 8 grams per serving. Pure coconut oil contains about 50 percent lauric acid, and is the most abundant natural source of lauric acid available.
Oils containing MCT’s (Medium-chain triacylglycerols) such as Lauric Acid are absorbed more rapidly than conventional fats. Some research suggest that the benefits of lauric acid are due to how the body uses it. The majority of lauric acid is sent directly to the liver, where it’s converted to energy rather than stored as fat. When compared with other saturated fats, lauric acid contributes the least to fat storage.
Unsaponification Numbers: 187-198
Unlike regular organic virgin coconut oil pressed from dried coconut meat, La Tourangelle Fairtrade Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is produced directly from fresh organic coconut meat picked right off the tree. Ripe organic certified coconuts (12 months old) are picked and hand-shelled (green pairing is also removed) within 5 days of harvest. The fresh, food grade white coconut meat is then grinded and pressed to extract coconut milk. The milk is then centrifuged to extract the oil. This wet method ensures a true raw extraction process and preserves all the amazing oil soluble nutrients found in coconuts. If the yield is lower than dry production methods, the texture is silkier and flavor is that of a fresh coconut (similar to coconut water). The manufacturing facility handling this product is the only FLO Fair Trade certified facility in the Philippines! For every pound of coconuts used in the process, a premium is collected to fund community development projects in the Davao region of the Philippines (Mindanao Island).
A replacement for butter: It can easily be used to replace butter in many circumstances, also providing a delicious coconut flavor.
Blend it into coffee: The high levels of MCTs help provide a more lasting effect to the caffeine in your coffee as well as giving your brew the creamy coconut taste.
Use it in baking: It is fantastic in baking recipes and as shortening.
Great for smoothies: Add a tablespoon to your smoothies to give it an energy boost and a portion of your daily fat content.
Amazing for massage: It’s a wonderful tool for massage, providing deep moisturizing of the skin and reducing skin on skin friction.
Our Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil provides all of the common benefits of coconut oil but due to using fresh coconut meat, it maintains the highest level of MCTs (Medium Chain Triglycerides) at 8g per serving. Our bodies are able to burn MCTs as energy more efficiently than other fuel sources, which can assist people with weight loss and overall weight management.
Cool, dark place.
The melting point of coconut oil is generally quoted as being 76ºF (24ºC). If the temperature is above 76ºF, the oil will be liquid. If the temperature is below 76 ºF, it will become solid. This occurrence in no way affects the oil.
Unopened: 18-month shelf life
Opened: best used within 6 months
|Amount Per Serving|
|Serving Size 15mL|
|Calories from fat 130|
|Total fat 14g||22%|
|Saturated Fat 13g||63%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 0g||0%|