Gold Top Organics' Coconut Oil is:
- unrefined, unbleached, and cold pressed from organic coconuts.
- non-hydrogenated and trans fat free.
- gluten free.
- manufactured in a peanut free and kosher approved facility.
- available in 454 g and 822 g containers.
Coconut oil has been consumed for thousands of years. Coconut oil is used as a medicinal food in Ayurvedic medicine, an ancient natural healing system from India. Today, we use coconut oil as a non-hydrogenated source of oil for cooking and several health benefits.
Coconut oil contains mostly medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). These MCTs are metabolized efficiently and preferentially converted into energy rather than being transported and deposited into tissues such as adipose (i.e. fat). Evidence suggests that increased consumption of MCT’s increases the rate calories are burned, increases satiety, helps to reduce the amount of fat stored in adipose tissue and may help control body weight.
Coconut oil is a significant plant source of Lauric Acid, a fatty acid recognized for its anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-protozoal properties. According to Dr. Mary Enig; “Recently published research has shown that natural coconut fat in the diet leads to a normalization of body lipids, protects against alcohol damage to the liver and improves the immune systems anti-inflammatory response.” Because of its antimicrobial properties, some people use coconut oil to brush teeth.
Gold Top Organics cold pressed the oil out of the coconut. No further refining or deodorizing or bleaching is done. There are other types of coconut oils. Beware that low grade coconut oils are processed from dried coconuts. The resulting oil is refined, bleached, and deodorized leaving it bland and tasteless. These processes change the physical nature of the oil making it unhealthy and difficult for our bodies to process. When compared to Gold Top’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, the choice is clear which is better for your health.