Jungle Products Organic Coconut Oil - 14 oz. (397g)
Jungle Products Organic Coconut Oil comes from small farmers in the Philippines. These producers are extremely proud of delivering a product that is beautifully crafted and delivers a living wage to their communities. Coconut Oil is finally starting to get some of the recognition it deserves. It has been called one of the healthiest oils in the world and has been used for centuries in culinary applications as well as for body care and therapeutic applications. Their gentle production process retains all of the original nutrients and natural preservatives.
Some benefits of Certified Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil include:
- Aids digestion and helps to promote weight loss
- Supports and aids immune system function
- Promotes healthy skin and hair
- Helps utilization of Essential Fatty Acids and protects them from oxidation
- Helps to improve insulin secretion
- Kills fungi that cause candida, jock itch, ringworm, athlete's foot, thrush, diaper rash, and other factors.
Is fat bad for you?
No, actually a diet that contains fats from animal and vegetable sources provides you with a concentrated source of energy. Fat also provides building blocks for cell membranes as well as hormones and hormone like substances. When they make fats a part of their meals it slows down absorption so that they can wait longer before thei next meal without a feeling of hunger or cravings. Fats also act as a catalyst for the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. Fats are also necessary for mineral absorption and for a host of other processes. Not to mention they taste great!
What is the difference between good fat and bad fat?
Unfortunately Americans have been misinformed about the importance of fat in their diet. Fats, especially saturated, have been unfairly blamed for a milieu of diseases and health problems in their country. The truth of the matter is fat is a necessary component of a nutritious and satisfying diet, guaranteed to provide us with the vitality and longevity they need to live in today's world and fight off the threats of harmful disease. "Bad" fats such as trans fat are slowly being recognized as the cause of the unhealthy condition of America today. Trans fatty acids are liquid oils made into shortening or margarine through hydrogenation. Studies have recently revealed that serious health problems can be a result of consuming hydrogenated products containing trans fatty acids. The FDA claims that no amount of trans fat is safe for consumption and food products are being forced to label the exact amount of hydrogenated fat per product.
How do I use Coconut and Red Palm Oil in my diet?
These two fats have been used for centuries by indigenous cultures for culinary, cosmetic, and medicinal uses. The unique health benefits of both Coconut and Red Palm Oils retain their potency whether used as a cooking oil, or applied topically, or even as a healing salve. They have learned to enjoy these oils in traditional recipes gathered from all over the world. They can be used in the place of any other oil you may currently use for you daily cooking needs such as frying, sautéing, baking, or as a spread or dressing. One of the exciting attributes of these healthy oils is that the potent phytonutrients they contain remain intact even when heated to extremely high temperatures. They encourage you to experiment with Red Palm and Coconut oils in your kitchen and discover their wonderful flavor and versatility. Also, please see their recipes board to find yummy recipes and ideas!
Do saturated fats cause heart disease?
Heart disease and other degenerative illnesses are caused by a series of other harmful factors. Please consider the following concise explanation by Mary Enig, PhD a highly acclaimed nutritionist and expert in her field: "The cause of heart disease is not animal fats and cholesterol but rather a number of factors inherent in modern diets, including the excess consumption of vegetable oils and hydrogenated fats, excess consumption of refined carbohydrates in the form of sugar and white flour; mineral deficiencies, particularly low levels of protective magnesium and iodine; deficiencies of vitamins, particularly of vitamin C, needed for the integrity of blood vessel walls, and of antioxidants like selenium and vitamin E, which protect us from free radicals; and finally, the disappearance of antimicrobial fats from the food supple, namely animal fats and tropical oils."
How does Jungle Products ensure safe, sanitary production facilities?
They have strict quality control standards to ensure not only the purest oil used in their products, but they also use the least amount of processing to extract the oil in order to maintain the integrity of the raw material. The palm fruit is carefully inspected by hand and is picked by hand for only the best quality. Once picked, the palm fruit is left for 36 to soften. Then the fruits are plucked, washed, and steamed for only a few minutes to soften the pulp. It is then poured into a large mortar or frapper and pounded until the flesh separates from the nut. The nut is then set aside to dry. At this time, the oil of the palm fruit begins to appear. To remove any excess water, the red oil is heated slightly and then sits for 24 hours to allow for all impurities to be removed and sink to the bottom of the tank. To ensure that no additional impurities are intact, the red oil is filtered through the traditional gravity system. The coconuts are grown naturally in their wild state and have never been touched by chemicals or fertilizers. The oil from the coconut is processed in the "old" way by hand. This gentle process retains the natural preservatives of the organic coconut so that it can have a much longer shelf life than a refined coconut oil and in addition, will be able to withstand higher temperatures during cooking. The actual pressing process comes when the organic coconuts are harvested and immediately after the white meat of the coconuts are separated from the nut, shredded, dried and then pressed.
Is the fat-free diet good for me?
Absolutely not!! For thousands of years fat has been an important part of healthy populations. Unfortunately misinformation concerning the health benefits of fats has led to decline in their consumption as well as an adverse effect on the health of their country. It is their opinion that the health benefits contained in these two fats - very high levels of antioxidants, in the form of full spectrum tocotrienols, tocopherols, and carotenes, the effective antiviral agents of lauric acid and caprilyic acid, and the anti-rancidity, non trans fatty properties of the fully saturated molecules-are all features that will benefit everyone.
If I eat tropical oils, won't I gain weight?
No!! Fat is an essential part of balanced nutrition and general well being. With news and research breaking daily on the health benefits of tropical oils as well as the dangers of Trans Fats, Jungle Products is excited to share the life changing properties of Red Palm and Coconut oils. Indigenous populations have understood for centuries that tropical oils are essential to the maintenance of healthy weight. It is only recently that studies and medical research began to reveal the slimming properties of Red Palm and Coconut oils.
What are tocotrienols?
Tocotrienols are part of the Vitamin E family. Tocotrienols have similar structure to tocopherols (Alpha-Tocopherol as the most common Vitamin E in the market), but contain three double bonds in the carbon side chain of the molecule. The Vitamin E family is comprised of eight different compounds: alpha, beta, gamma and delta- tocotrienols and tocopherols.
About Jungle Products:
The mission of Jungle Products, is to find sources, manufacture, and sell products of the highest possible integrity, vitality, and value, all to be done in a humane and sustainable manner. They also believe in a philosophy of Holistic Commerce in which every relationship is represented and compensated fairly. They will always dedicate ten percent of profits to Scientific Research, and Socio-Economic Development.
Every business has a choice when it comes to the environment. They can either choose to ignore it and focus strictly on the bottom line, or they can actively work towards developing methods that contribute to the preservation and welfare of their most precious resource. They believe there is no choice. One of their primary goals at Jungle Products is to always seek the most environmentally friendly methods possible. In fact, they have already started. Their products will always feature recyclable containers printed with the most responsible options available. They aggressively recycle in their offices. They are working with their sources to begin using new bulk containers that will safely transport their products and are easy to break down and recycle.
One of the most exciting thoughts is what they will be able to do in the future. Whether it is putting Bio Diesel in their trucks or running the offices on clean energy, improving the environment is a top priority in their business. And they will always remain open to suggestions. If you have any thoughts on how they can improve or about green commerce in general, please send us your thoughts here. They will continue to look for ways to improve in this area and strive to minimize their impact on the earth.
What they believe:
- Holistic Commerce as a way of doing business. This means that every relationship is represented and compensated fairly.
- Diet and health are one in the same.
- What goes on goes in.
- Traditional foods are sometimes the best medicines.
- In supporting both organic and sustainable practices not only in the United States but abroad.
- Commerce should serve ecology.
- Consumers are entitled to have companies that are fully transparent.