Healthy, unprocessed culinary oil with delicious coconut flavor and aroma
Helps maintain healthy HDL and LDL cholesterol ratios and support healthy thyroid function
Contains antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal properties
Abundant in medium-chain fatty acids
Made from 100% certified organic coconuts
Garden of Life™ Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is the healthiest and most versatile unprocessed dietary oil in the world. Once thought to be a "bad" fat, coconut oil has been proven to be a stable, healthy saturated fat that can help maintain proper cholesterol levels, support thyroid function, ease digestive disorder symptoms, avert hypoglycemia cravings and provide many other health benefits.
Garden of Life Extra Virgin Coconut Oil contains lauric acid—the kind found in mother's milk—along with other medium-chain fatty acids. These super fatty acids are quickly metabolized and converted to energy in the body, rather than being stored as fat. Garden of Life Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is made with only the freshest, organically grown coconuts.
Return to the purity of the world's healthiest oil with Garden of Life Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.
Garden of Life™ Extra Virgin Coconut Oil Q&A
I thought tropical oils were unhealthy. What makes Garden of Life Extra Virgin Coconut Oil different?
Early researchers failed to distinguish between saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. They assumed all fats (including coconut oil) were unhealthy because they raised serum cholesterol levels. But in revisiting those studies, researchers discovered that all fats are not created equal. Newer research proves saturated fats rich in the medium chain fatty acids like those found in Garden of Life Extra Virgin Coconut Oil are very beneficial. In the body, lauric acid, which accounts for 50-55% of the total fatty acids in Garden of Life Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, converts to monolaurin, a powerful monoglyceride that destroys viruses, bacteria and fungi.
What makes this coconut oil extra "virgin?"
Unlike refined coconut oils, Garden of Life Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is not hydrogenated, bleached, refined or deodorized. It is produced using the same methods Filipino farmers have used for thousands of years. Meat extracted from only the freshest, organically grown coconuts is shredded and cold-pressed to make coconut milk. The milk is left to ferment 24-36 hours, during which time the oil separates. The end-product is an aromatic coconut oil that retains its taste, aroma and nutritional value for a very long time. In fact, Garden of Life Extra Virgin Coconut Oil has a longer shelf life than any other plant oil.
How does Garden of Life Extra Virgin Coconut Oil benefit my health?
Although many people equate fat with weight gain, clogged arteries and high blood pressure, certain fats actually help prevent those conditions and are essential to good health. Coconut oil has been shown to reduce the symptoms of digestive disorders and support overall immune function.
In addition, a study conducted in Yucatan, where coconut oil is a staple, showed metabolic rates of people living there to be 25% higher than in comparable test subjects living in the U.S. Increased metabolic rate is a key to healthy weight management and could account for the leanness of people living in areas where coconut oil is consumed on a daily basis.
What makes Garden of Life Extra Virgin Coconut Oil better than other coconut oils?
Because Garden of Life Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is traditionally prepared and minimally processed, it retains all of its medium-chain fatty acids and other beneficial compounds. Refined versions may have a bland or burnt taste as a result of the refinement process. Additionally, Garden of Life Extra Virgin Coconut Oil delivers the aroma and flavor of fresh coconuts.