Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Shiva Organic’s Extra virgin cold-pressed coconut oil, derived from the pressing of fresh coconut meat without the use of heat, retains more of its natural flavor, aroma, and nutritional components.
Texture & taste
- Coconut flavour
- Nutty flavour
- Intense aroma
- Smooth & creamy
Here are some benefits of extra virgin cold-pressed coconut oil:
- Rich in Medium-Chain Fatty Acids (MCFAs): It is a significant source of medium-chain fatty acids, particularly lauric acid. MCFAs are metabolized differently than long-chain fatty acids, providing a quick source of energy.
- Heart Health Support: Some studies suggest that the MCFAs in coconut oil may have a positive impact on cholesterol levels, potentially supporting heart health.
- Antioxidant Properties: It contains antioxidants, such as polyphenols, which help combat oxidative stress and neutralize free radicals in the body.
- Anti-Inflammatory Effects: It has lauric acid, may have anti-inflammatory effects, potentially contributing to the management of inflammation in the body.
- Improved Cognitive Function: MCFAs in coconut oil can produce ketones when metabolized, and these ketones may provide an alternative energy source for the brain, potentially supporting cognitive function.
- Boosts Metabolism: It has been studied for its potential to boost metabolism and increase energy expenditure, which could be beneficial for weight management.
- Skin and Hair Care: It is widely used for skincare and haircare. It has moisturizing properties and may help improve skin hydration. Additionally, it is often used as a hair conditioner.
- Antimicrobial Properties: Lauric acid in coconut oil has known antimicrobial properties, which may help combat bacteria, viruses, and fungi. This can contribute to overall immune system support.
- Digestive Health: It may have a mild laxative effect and can contribute to digestive health by promoting regular bowel movements.
- Natural Source of MCTs: Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) in coconut oil are known for their quick energy conversion. Some individuals use coconut oil, including MCT oil, as part of a ketogenic diet.
- Source of Essential Nutrients: It contains small amounts of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin E, which has antioxidant properties and is beneficial for skin health.
- Better Nutrient Absorption: The fat content in coconut oil may enhance the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K) and certain antioxidants in the digestive tract.
- Balances Blood Sugar Levels: Some research suggests that the MCFAs in coconut oil may help improve insulin sensitivity and contribute to better blood sugar control.
- Natural Flavor Enhancer: It adds a mild, pleasant coconut flavor to dishes, enhancing the taste of both sweet and savory recipes.
Cold-pressed oils are often recommended for drizzling over salads, as a finishing oil, or for low-heat cooking methods to preserve their flavour and nutritional benefits.
Cold-pressed oils can be sensitive to light and heat, so It's advisable to store them in dark, cool places to maintain their quality.
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Why Shiva Organic’s wooden cold pressed oils?
Shiva Organic’s cold-pressed oils are extracted with slow and meticulous extraction process maintaining the natural quality of the seeds or nuts. This gentle technique preserves important nutrients, antioxidants, and tastes, resulting in a nutritious and nutritionally dense product.
We at Shiva Organic make our Cold pressed oils using raw materials from where they are originally grown and by being stringent in the manufacturing process to ensure high quality. We produce oils the traditional way that ensures the nutrients of the oils are not lost. All products are cold pressed, wood pressed and chemical free.
The varieties of products available at their store include:
Extra virgin Coconut Oil, Yellow Mustard Oil, Black mustard oil, White Sesame Oil, Black Sesame Oil, Castor Oil, Flaxseed Oil.
Authenic Extraction Process
Cold-pressed oils are extracted using a traditional methods of extracting oils involve the use of wooden presses without the use of heat or chemicals. This ensures that the oil retains its natural flavor, aroma, and nutritional value.
At Shiva Organic the oil is extracted at temperatures below 122°F (50°C). This low-temperature extraction helps preserve the delicate compounds in the oil, such as antioxidants and vitamins.
Cold pressing helps retain the nutritional content of the oil, including essential fatty acids, vitamins, and phytonutrients. This can contribute to the potential health benefits associated with these oils.
Retention of Flavour and Aroma
They more often have a more robust and distinct flavor compared to oils extracted using high-temperature methods. The natural flavor and aroma of the raw ingredients are better preserved.
High Antioxidant Content
These oils contain higher levels of antioxidants, which help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. Antioxidants contribute to the oil's potential health-promoting properties.
They are typically unrefined, meaning they undergo minimal processing. This helps maintain the oil's natural color, taste, and nutritional quality.