Jimalie offers 100% all-natural authentic virgin coconut oil; made from only quality handpicked healthy coconuts, requiring only 2 hours between husking the coconut and bottling the oil. Our virgin coconut oil is Centrifuge cold-processed extracted to allow the retention of natural anti-oxidants while preserving the distinct light aroma and fresh flavour, closest to the raw coconut oil as it appears in nature.
The result is a delightful product where you can see, feel and taste the freshness!
Coconut oil is considered a healthy fat as it has many amazing and ancient healing properties. There is much debate about whether saturated fats are good for you, and part of the confusion comes from categorizing all saturated fats together. The truth is that not all saturated fats are the same. Below is a little background to explain what makes coconut oil different from other saturated fats.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SATURATED FATS?
Saturated fats from animal sources are made up mostly of long chain fatty acids, our bodies have to work hard to break down these fats. Although coconut oil is a also a saturated fat, it is made up of medium chain fatty acids and it is this property of coconut oil that makes it different and healthier from other saturated fats. Medium chain fatty acids produce a whole host of health benefits. Coconut oil is nature’s richest source of these healthy medium chain fatty acids.
WHY DOES FATTY ACID CHAIN LENGTH MATTER?
The medium chain fatty acids in Coconut oil have many health benefits over long chain fatty acids found in other saturated fats:
Medium chain fatty acids are easy to digest and therefore quickly absorbed in the body for energy. Long chain fatty acids must be digested with enzymes from the liver and take a longer time to breakdown.
Medium chain fatty acids have anti-microbial effects, which helps protect against viruses and bacteria that contribute to gastro-intestinal conditions and heart disease. Long chain fatty acids do not have this effect.
Medium chain fatty acids are sent directly to your liver, where they are immediately converted into energy rather than being stored as fat. Long chain fatty acids are predominantly stored in your body as fat.
Medium chain fatty acids such as lauric acid, which makes up at least 50 percent of coconut oil, can actually contribute to stimulate and maintain your body’s metabolism, leading to weight loss.
WHY OUR OIL IS FRESHER, LIGHTER AND TASTIER THAN OTHER OILS
Jimalie Organic Centrifuged Virgin Coconut Oil is made from fresh coconuts, requiring only 2 hours between husking the coconut and bottling the oil. Our FairTrade process begins where the coconuts are organically grown and is followed right through to the end product in your hand.
Our unique centrifuge extraction method, is a chemical-free and low-temperature process which preserves the live enzymes, lauric acid, and all the other immune system building nutrients, delivering a product closest to the raw coconut oil as it appears in nature.
"Along with ghee, coconut oil is one of the best fats to cook with because it’s almost entirely saturated. In fact, coconut oil is more than 90% saturated fat. While this makes it the devil according to the so-called medical authorities, we know better." Chris Kresser
"Although it gets a bad rap in some circles for its high saturated fat content, we know that such fats can offer many health benefits. For example, coconut oil has been found to help normalize blood lipids and protect against damage to the liver by alcohol and other toxins, can play a role in preventing kidney and gall bladder diseases, and is associated with improved blood sugar control and therefore the prevention and management of diabetes. In addition, coconut oil has antiviral, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. On a more superficial level, meanwhile, coconut oil is thought to help strengthen mineral absorption, which is important for healthy teeth and bones, and can also help improve the condition and appearance of the scalp, hair and skin when ingested or topically applied." "If you want to avoid any chemical residues, stick to organic coconut oil..." "...steer clear of the refined stuff and stick with organic virgin coconut oil." Mark Sisson
Suggestes Uses: - Perfect to hydrate delicate skin - Ideal healthy cooking oil - Great with salads and smoothies - Health & energy supplement