Bright Nutrition Premium Coconut Oil is a high grade, unrefined premium nutritional edible oil obtained from the first pressing of organic coconut (Cocos nucifera) kernels. Virgin Coconut Oil is naturally trans-fatty acid free and has naturally occuring medium chain triglycerides (MCT).
- USDA Certified Organic
- Cold-Pressed and Unrefined
- Packaged in a Glass Jar
- 100% Pure
- Vegetarian/Vegan Product
- Manufactured in a GMP Facility
Why is everyone talking about Virgin Coconut oil?
Virgin Coconut Oil is one of the richest plant sources of naturally-occurring Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT), such as caprylic, capric and lauric acids. Although these MCTs are considered saturated fats, they are not digested like longer-chain saturated fats. MCTs are digested by saliva and gastric juices, and are absorbed directly from the intestines into the portal vein, where they’re delivered to the liver and burned as fuel for instant energy needs. Very little is ever stored as fat.
By comparison, the longer-chain saturated fats from other foods require more energy just to digest them. They require pancreatic enzymes to break them down. After being absorbed into the intestinal wall, they must be transported through the lymphatic system and incorporated into lipoprotein carriers, then secreted into the bloodstream and circulated throughout the body.
How is Bright Nutrition Premium Coconut Oil processed?
Fresh, wild coconuts are harvested by hand and the coconut meat is quickly hot air dried to remove water, which helps to inhibit bacteria and mold activity. The coconut meat is then mechanically crushed and pressed without the use of excessive heat or solvents. This natural process retains the fresh aroma and taste of real coconut. The coconuts, and the entire oil expression process, have been certified organic by a third party, USDA-approved certifying agency. This ensures the production of the highest quality Organic Virgin Coconut Oil. Bright Nutrition Premium Coconut Oil is Non-GMO (non-genetically modified), with no harmful trans-fats.
Are all coconut oils alike?
Most commercial-grade coconut oils are made from coconut meat that has been sun-dried, or dried with smoke or high heat. The resulting product is called copra. Much of this copra is handled in a non-hygienic manner, causing it to be more susceptible to mold and bacterial contamination. The copra is pressed and the resulting oil is refined, bleached and deodorized (RBD) in order to purify it and make it suitable for cosmetic or food use. Unlike Bright Nutrition Premium Coconut Oil, these RBD-refined copra oils do not have the fresh coconut taste or aroma, and do not qualify as ‘organic’ under USDA standards.
Bright Nutrition Premium Coconut Oil typically contains the following beneficial fatty acids per serving:Lauric Acid 6.5 g, Myristic Acid 2.4 g, Caprylic Acid 1.0 g, Capric Acid 800 mg, Oleic Acid 800 mg and Linoleic Acid 200 mg.
Suggested Usage: Take 1 tablespoon 1 to 2 times daily with meals. Bright Nutrition Organic Virgin Coconut Oil can be used in salad dressings, sauces, or any type of cooking as a source of essential fatty acids.
Ingredients: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil.