Our organic coconut oil comes from Sri Lanka, where the coconut bearing palm tree ?cocos nucifera? is a key contributor to not only the diet, but also the history and the culture of the country. The flesh of the coconut is dense with natural oils and provides a range of essential nutrients making it an incredibly nutritious as well as easily accessible source of food for local people.
As well as thriving in the wild, the coconut palm is widely cultivated across the world. Sri Lanka alone is estimated to produce over 2 million tonnes of fresh coconuts each year. Coconut production is integral to local populations by providing jobs where unemployment is otherwise high, as well as by offering a nutrient-dense sustainable food source. Our organic coconut oil supplier funds education and healthcare in local areas and helps coconut cultivators to develop their plantations.
Coconuts are high in natural saturated fats which help to increase healthy cholesterol (known as HDL) in the body. They are also known to contain lipids, lauric acid, capris acid and caprylic acid which support the healthy functioning of the immune system. In addition to this, coconut oil is used to moisturise the skin and hair as well as to remove make-up.