Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Coconut is one of the world's most nourishing superfoods. Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut Oil has a creamy taste of the tropics and is great for sautéing, baking, enhancing your favorite recipes, and body care.
- Cold Pressed
- Made from Fresh Coconuts
Nuts for Nutrition
What's so Super About Coconut Oil?
Answers from Our Team of Experts
Loaded with Lauric Acid
Nutiva’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is a superfood that hails from Southeast Asia where fresh coconuts are cold-pressed right after harvesting. The fresh meat inside each nut yields a pure, smooth oil that is never deodorized, bleached, or refined. With loads of vitamin E, our Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is not good just for your insides, but your outsides, too! Coconut contains lauric acid, a medium-chain fatty acid also found in human breast milk. Lauric acid makes up about 50% of coconut oil.
Ingredients: Organic, unrefined, cold-pressed virgin coconut oil
Storage: There is no need to refrigerate Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut Oil. It's best to store it at room temperature out of direct sunlight.
Is there a difference between virgin and extra-virgin coconut oil?
There is no difference between virgin and extra virgin coconut oil. Unlike olive oil which has multiple pressings, organic coconut oil has just one pressing. While some companies choose to market their coconut oil products as "extra virgin", that designation is not allowed in certain countries, like Canada. Since 2013 Nutiva has marketed our Organic Virgin Coconut Oil with the same name in all countries where our product is available.
What is the difference between refined and unrefined coconut oil?
Refined coconut oil has a neutral scent and taste and is perfect if you want the benefits of coconut without the strong coconut flavor. Unrefined coconut oil, also known as virgin coconut oil, has the rich creamy smell and flavor of fresh coconuts. At Nutiva, we offer both Organic Virgin Coconut Oil and Organic Refined Coconut Oil products.
What is the shelf life of Nutiva's Organic Virgin Coconut Oil?
Both Nutiva's Organic Virgin Coconut Oil and Organic Refined Coconut Oil have a shelf life of two years from the date the product was packed.
We’re not saying you have to put away the olive oil for good, but if you’re not cooking with coconut oil, are you really even Paleo? This kitchen all-star withstands some seriously high heat, making it a better go-to for frying than olive oil.
Power to the Planet
In 2015, Nutiva sponsored the planting of 100,000 coconut seedlingsfor small organic farmers in the Philippines. Within five years, these seedlings will grow into producing coconut trees and provide farmers additional income. This is one of several initiatives we have participated in to help the coconut farmers who are central to helping the global coconut industry achieve economic stability.