Garden of Life, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 16 fl oz (473 ml)348 Reviews
Expiration Date: Oct 2016
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Shipping Weight: 2.44 lbs (1.11 kg)
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- Product Code: GOL-11141
- UPC Code: 658010111416
- Package Quantity: 16 fl oz (473 ml)
- Dimensions: 3.1 x 3.1 x 5.1 in, 1.45 lbs (0.66 kg)
- Important Note:
If stored below 76 degrees (F) oil will solidify. If exposed to temperatures above 76 degrees (F) oil will liquify.
Does Not Require Refrigeration.
- Living Foods
- 100% Organic
- Delicious Flavor
- No GMOs
- USDA Organic
- Certified Organic by QAI
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is among the healthiest, most versatile dietary oils in the world. An excellent cooking oil with its natural coconut flavor and aroma, we think it is simply the best tasting, most aromatic coconut oil on the planet.
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is a stable, healthy saturated fat that is naturally free from trans-fatty acids. It contains medium-chain fatty acids, such as lauric acid, which have a shorter chain length than most animal derived long-chain saturated fatty acids. Consumption of coconut oil at recommended levels, along with a healthy diet and lifestyle, helps maintain already healthy levels of cholesterol.
Unlike refined coconut oils, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is not hydrogenated, bleached, refined or deodorized. It is produced using the same methods farmers have used for centuries. Meat from only the freshest, organically grown coconuts is shredded and cold-pressed to create coconut milk, and then fermented to extract the oil.
May safely consume between 1-4 tablespoons per day. Use in cooking, frying, baking or in smoothies. Can be used in place of other oils including butter.
100% organic expeller pressed Philippine coconut oil
Note: If stored below 76°F oil will solidify.
If exposed to temperatures above 76°F oil will liquify.
Does not require refrigeration.
|Serving Size 1 Tbsp (15 ml)|
|Serving Per Container: 32|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat||14 g||22%|
|Saturated Fat||13.5 g||68%|
|Trans Fat||0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||0 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||.5 g|
|Total Carbohydrates||1 g||0%|
|* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Not a significant source of calories from dietary fiber, sodium, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium or iron.
iHerb Customer Reviews
I have been buying this for years. I have never seen this so bad before...The jar I received last week, upon taking out one scoop I saw what looked like tainted product, sort of contaminated looking. So I scooped out a couple spoonfuls off top of product, and found two sections of discolored areas, dirty looking in nature, sort of like a pnch of motor oil mixed in and as I scooped further, a sort of crazing pattern emerged in the lower portions. I have seen other discoloration of this product before but not this dark and in huge areas. Anyway iherb wanted photos, so I proceeded to burn up an hour of my time trying to photograph white stuff... looking into the jar, and was not that successful. Then I decided I would try to slow melt the bad portions to see what would emerge, and what I found was that there was two larger chunks of product with a higher melting point (they refused to melt at the same temperature as the white oil). So I can only conclude that the discoloration is actually, a filler oil of some kind. I still like the taste of this product, but purity is now in question. I will have to use this big jar now (as I cannot prove my claim to iherb without a clear photo) as body oil and I don't feel like eating it. If you find your product discolored know that iherb will want proof in a photo and its pretty hard to photograph white stuff inside a jar. So I would suggest you go with a different brand just incase.
Many companies do NOT use Bisphenol A-free plastic containers when store coconut oil and that pose a problem with leaching these kind of chemicals because they are fat soluble. 'Garden of Life' offers his virgin coconut oil in a glass container on acceptable price. The only problem is the weight of the item for international customers.