I just came back from an amazingly wonderful time in South East Asia. During that trip, I rented an apartment in a small village named Majuben and enjoyed the local people, sceneries and most of all – the foods. But let’s get to the point – we’re here to talk about coconuts.
I absolutely fell in love with that nut (fruit?). We had many many trees spread around the village and I used to consume around 2 coconuts a day. I loved it. The locals told me that the ‘longest living people in the Philippines’ are the mountaineers who live mostly on veggies, root vegetables, coconuts (locals call it ‘Buko’ in the Philippines) and larvae. Not sure if that’s true, but that’s what they said.
Where to Buy Coconut Oil ?
Now I’m back to my homeland and I was thinking to myself – ‘Where the heck can I buy coconut oil now?’. After a little research, I came up with the following result. Apparently, there’s a very recommended company named Nutiva. They make a pure, organic and extra virgin coconut oil from fresh coconuts they harvest in the.. Philippines (yay).
Nutiva claims that ‘Unlike many organic coconut oil brands that have either a slightly tangy and sour, very bland, or very strong flavor, we use a process that prevents fermentation and helps to retain the naturally smooth and sweet flavor of this highly nutritious food.’ Also, Buying organic will help you avoid any pesticides or chemicals.’, also -
‘One of the “good fats”, which makes up about 50% of coconut oil, is lauric acid. Lauric acid is a rare medium-chain fatty acid found in mother’s milk. It is now being shown to have anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial, health-protecting properties. Some researchers predict that lauric acid will one day become as well known in health circles as Omega-3 is today.’
I have taken a look at the history of the company. Seems like the founder of Nutiva is a very health councsious guy who is the author of four books about organic stuff. I tend to trust him. Also, their coconut oil has a combined rating of very close to 5/5 from 1000 (!!!!) buyers. I guess their name stands before them for a reason. I haven’t used the product yet, but every single review that I’ve read was very positive, so I feel very safe to recommend it to my readers. I’ll buy it too.
update: You might as well be interested in organic Stevia.