Does coconut oil now have the same quality standards as olive oil? A great number of foods have reached artisan status but I never really thought about coconut oil…until now. Even though it’s high in saturated fat, cold pressed organic coconut oil is healthy since it contains no traces of trans or hydrogenated fats.
Carrington Farm’s cold-pressed unrefined organic extra-virgin coconut oil is 1 of the most nutritious out there. Pressed and bottled without intense heat, it retains its original nutrient content, flavor and color.
Using this coconut oil goes beyond traditional baking to a healthy and tasty replacement for butter or fat. Saute in vegetables, roast with sweet potatoes, mix into smoothies and cereal, drizzle over popcorn or add to coffee for a tropical flair. Even though it converts into a liquid at 76 degrees F, this coconut oil is perfect for healthy high heat cooking up to 350 F.
Beyond ingestion, you can also use Carrington Farm’s cold-pressed unrefined organic extra-virgin coconut oil as a skin or hair moisturizer as well as a balm to soothe summertime afflictions like bee stings and bug bites.
Photo courtesy of Steve Mirsky. Coverage made possible by participating in a sponsored tasting.