Nutiva - Coconut Oil Organic Virgin - 15 oz (444mL)
Nutiva - Coconut Oil Organic Virgin is cold-pressed and never refined, deodorized or bleached! Savor its rich aroma and its smooth and sweet flavor. Coconut Oil Organic Virgin is ideal as a medium-heat cooking oil, a nutritious substitute in baking and even "better than butter" on bread, vegetables or popcorn. A pinch of salt will reduce the coconut flavor in savory recipes. You can even use the luscious, soothing oil on your skin and hair. Use coconut oil as a natural skin moisturizer, eye make-up remover, or deep conditioning hair treatment. Combine coconut oil with coconut sugar and essential oil for an exfoliating, refreshing body scrub.
Nutiva - Coconut Oil Organic Virgin Features
- USDA Certified Organic
- Non-GMO Project Verified
- Virgin Organic Superfood
- BPA-Free Container
- No cholesterol
- Made from fresh coconuts
Did You Know?
Once a central part of the traditional Pacific Islander diet, luscious coconut is fast becoming a staple in modern healthy diets as well. Coconut contains lauric acid, a medium-chain fatty acid also found in human breast milk. Lauric acid makes up about 50% of coconut oil. Our coconut products come from Southeast Asia, where the coconut oil is processed immediately upon harvesting. The creamy, white meat of the coconut is scooped out of the shell by hand. What you get is simply the creamy, fresh flavor of pure coconut. Coconut oil is extremely versatile and can be used in place of both butter and other vegetable oils. A solid at cooler temperatures, it becomes liquid when warmed. It takes heat well and can be used for baking, sautéing, stir-frying or anywhere else you would use vegetable oil, shortening or butter.
Nutiva is the world’s leading brand of all-organic hemp foods, coconut oil, red palm oil and chia seeds. They're a values-driven brand, dedicated to nourishing people and the planet. Their virgin organic coconut oil is cold-pressed, great for sautéing and baking, enhancing your favorite recipes, and body care. Coconut Manna is our delicious puréed coconut butter, a tropical melt-in-your-mouth treat containing fiber, protein and nourishing fats. Nutiva's dry coconut products include coconut flour, certified gluten-free with a lower glycemic index than most traditional flours, and unrefined, unprocessed coconut sugar, similar to brown sugar with a hint of caramel. Nutiva's delicious organic hemp oil is cold-pressed and unrefined, containing the ideal 3:1 omega-6 to omega-3 ratio. Rich in protein, with omega-3 and minerals, organic shelled hempseed is the world’s most nutritious seed. Their organic hemp protein contains high-quality plant protein with the branched-chain amino acids that are vital for good health, and it’s super easy to digest! Also try the high fiber hemp protein and the chocolate and vanilla hempshakes. Mighty, gluten-free chia seeds, packed with omega-3, protein, rare antioxidants and fiber, are amazing in yogurt, oatmeal, baked goods or smoothies. Grown on small organic family farms in Ecuador, their red palm oil is certified organic, non-GMO and Fair Trade. Since 1999 Nutiva has donated $1 million dollars by contributing 1 percent of sales to sustainable-agriculture groups for programs that enrich the soil and support a healthy world.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How is Organic Coconut Oil different from Organic Virgin Coconut Oil?
A. Not all coconut oils are the same, and labels can be misleading. Once you have tasted Nutiva's Coconut Oil, with its light buttery flavor, you will not want to switch! Could this be the reason why Nutiva is the #1 selling Coconut Oil in North America?
Many organic coconut oil brands have either a slightly sour, very bland, and or a very strong flavor. Nutiva's Organic Virgin Coconut Oil looks, smells and tastes like fresh coconut. In the solid state it is pure white without the unappealing, off-white or grey color of oil that has been overly processed.
Q. My coconut oil is now liquid. It was solid when I bought it at the store. Is it still okay?
A. This is our most frequently asked question. Yes, it's perfectly okay. Coconut oil melts at about 76°F. Below this temperature it is a solid; above, it is a liquid.
Q. How do I bake with coconut oil?
A. Replace other oils or butter at a 1:1 ratio, or for shortening, replace 1 part shortening with 3/4 part coconut oil. Either melt it or use it at room temperature depending on your needs. Keep in mind coconut oil will mix well when the rest of your ingredients are at room temperature. It makes a great replacement for less healthy alternatives like vegetable oils and shortening, which can contain GMOs and Trans fats. Use coconut oil at room temperature for flaky baked products. Melt coconut oil and use it in its liquid state to replace vegetable oil and butter.
Q. Does coconut oil need to be refrigerated?
A. This is our second most frequently asked question. No, coconut oil does not need to be refrigerated. As a matter of fact, if you put coconut oil in the refrigerator, it becomes nearly as hard as rock, a feature which can be useful in warm weather.
Q. What is the shelf life of Nutiva's coconut oil?
A. Nutiva's Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is very stable with a shelf life of at least two years.
Q. There are small specks in the bottom of my coconut oil. What are they?
A. They are coconut fibers. They're perfectly natural, much like finding small bits of cork in a glass of fine wine, except that coconut fibers have nutritional value.
Q. I have heard that coconut oil is not good for you. Is this true?
A. This is commonly heard but is not true. Nutiva's Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is quite beneficial to your body's health and well-being. It is cholesterol-free and contains medium-chain good fats and 50-55% Lauric Acid.
Other brands sold in the United States are usually solvent-extracted from dried coconut meat (copra). They are also refined, bleached, and deodorized, and some are also hydrogenated.
Q. Can I lose weight by using coconut oil?
A. The best answers to this question may be found in several articles at the Coconut Research Center.
Q. How do I cook with coconut oil?
A. Use coconut oil instead of other oils in your daily cooking. You can blend coconut oil in smoothies, use it as a spread on toast (it makes fantastic cinnamon toast), use it as a topping on popcorn, and in other recipes.
Q. What is the recommended daily intake of coconut oil?
A. Health practitioners suggest three tablespoons of organic, extra-virgin coconut oil per day.
Q. Can I use coconut oil for my skin and hair?
A. Yes, coconut oil is a wonderful beauty aid. Try rubbing a few tablespoons of oil into your hair before a bath or shower. You can also use coconut oil as a lotion. Since coconut oils melts at 76°F, it absorbs easily and leaves your skin smooth and with a light, clean coconut scent. Nutiva coconut oil is also a luscious massage oil. Many massage therapists report that pregnant women say it helps to reduce stretch marks.
Q. What type of Jars is Nutiva Coconut Oil packaged in?
A. Nutiva packages our oil in three types of materials: Glass jars, clear PET and white HDPE. We have found the white HDPE holds up better for shipping via UPS or USPS during the hot summer months.
Also note Nutiva containers are made without BPA. Bisphenol A or BPA is used in some plastics and tin cans.
Nutiva uses the finest certified organic ingredients, grown without pesticides and herbicides — safer for you and for the planet. All our products are certified organic by Quality Assurance International (QAI) and Ecocert (for use in the European Region (EU)).
They are concerned about the impact genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have on the health of people and planet. They have always had a non-GMO policy and they promise they will always source only non-GMO ingredients. All their products are verified non-GMO by the Non-GMO Project. The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building the non-GMO food supply, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices.
Their red palm products are certified fair-trade by Fair for Life. Fair for Life Social & Fair Trade Certification assures that human rights are safeguarded at all stages of production, that workers enjoy good and fair working conditions and that smallholder farmers receive a fair share. Fair trade improves the livelihood of smallholder farmers and workers by providing the means for social community projects.
As of January 2014, Nutiva achieved fair-trade certification for our coconut oil in (2) sizes, our 15oz. and 23oz. glass containers. These sizes of coconut oil are fair-trade certified by Fair Trade USA. Fair Trade USA enables sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, consumers, industry and the earth.
As of early 2014, Nutiva acquired gluten-free certification for our chia and coconut flour. Please look for the gluten-free symbol on their new packaging. In response to requests from their community, Nutiva is pursuing gluten-free certification for additional products.
Many of Nutiva's products are certified kosher by Orthodox Union (Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America). Please refer to product packaging for details.
California Green Business
Nutiva obtained California Green Business certification in October 2013. This certification distinguishes businesses that protect, preserve and sustain the environment and verifies that they conserve energy and water, minimize waste, prevent pollution, and are working to reduce our carbon footprint.
B Corp Certified
B Corporations are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
Safe Quality Food (SQF)
Nutiva holds SQF certification which assures buyers and customers that food has been produced, processed and handled according to the highest standards.
Social and Environmental Responsibility
Social and environmental responsibility is a core part of Nutiva’s culture and business. They are committed to nourishing people by providing the purest quality product and reducing their negative impact on the planet. From sourcing organic products, to obtaining fair trade certification, to greening our facilities and operations, to funding tree planting at schools in their local community. Nutiva constantly seeking ways to better protect the environment and ensure a better quality of life for their employees, customers, and the communities they serve.
In a world where the industrialized food system has led Nutiva down a tangled path, where food choices have been reduced to the lesser-of-evils, and where distrust reigns, they are the champions of the greater good. Tireless seekers of pure and delicious foods that will nourish our bodies and our planet, they have devoted themselves to a dream, a vision, a mission. Nutiva promises to revolutionize the way the world eats! And in so doing they will bring nourishment and balance, health and well being, sustainability and community to people and planet. Nutiva knows change is hard but they want to make it easy. They went out looking for the kind of foods that packed a powerful amount of nutrition into every bite, so that you could make small changes to big effect. Nutiva found superfoods—nutrient-dense powerhouses that can also be grown and processed in a sustainable way. These are foods that are truly good for you and for the planet. They’re foods like hemp and coconut, chia and red palm. They’re organic, full of vital nutrition, easy to use and delicious additions to your diet.
"We say food doesn’t have to be a choice between the lesser of evils.
We say let food lead us to a better world.
We say super people deserve superfoods.
We say, come join us in our mission.
Together, we can change the world."