How can i tell the difference between different types of Virgin Coconut Oil?
The fine texture and taste of our Extra Virgin Coconut Oil signifies among the best quality of Virgin Coconut Oil. Also, when applied onto the skin or scalp, easy absorption can be observed which is also a sign of the coconut oil being extracted by the best methods maintaining the closest state of the coconut oil to the natural state.
I prefer sweet smelling Virgin Coconut Oil, Why isn't your EVCO as sweet as the others?
When coconut oil is exposed to any form of heat, the sweet smell would be evident. Among the sweetest smelling coconut oils are those which are processed using cold-pressing technique. These can be differentiated from the better quality extra virgin coconut oil by applying them onto your skin. When heat-exposed coconut oil is applied onto your skin, it would not be easily absorbed. Similarly, when ingested, it would create an oily and gluey feeling down your throat. Rass & Rosh Extra Virgin Coconut Oil will be of fine texture and easily absorbed into the skin unlike those with sweet smell.
My coconut oil is now liquid. It was solid when I bought it at the store. Is it still okay?
Yes, it's perfectly okay. Coconut oil melts at about 76ºF. Below this temperature it is a solid; above, it is a liquid.
Does coconut oil need to be refrigerated?
No, coconut oil does not need to be refrigerated. As a matter of fact, if you put coconut oil in the refrigerator, it becomes nearly as hard as rock, a feature which can be useful in warm weather.
I have heard that coconut oil is not good for you. Is this true?
This is not true. Rass & Rosh Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is very beneficial to your body's health and well-being. It is cholesterol-free and contains medium-chain good fats and Lauric Acid.
Can I lose weight by using coconut oil?
Most definitely. We have a compilation of clinical data to support the fact that our EVCO is suitable for weight loss.
What is the recommended daily intake of virgin coconut oil?
Health practitioners suggest three tablespoons of organic, extra-virgin coconut oil per day.
Can I use coconut oil for my skin and hair?
Yes, coconut oil is a wonderful beauty aid. Try rubbing a few tablespoons of oil into your hair before a bath or shower. You can also use coconut oil as a lotion. Since coconut oils melts at 76ºF, it absorbs easily and leaves your skin smooth and with a light, clean coconut scent. coconut oil is also a luscious massage oil. Many massage therapists report that pregnant women say it helps to reduce stretch marks.
Are there "side effects" to Coconut Oil?
Coconut oil is a food, not a medication, and therefore it does not have "side effects". Since individuals vary, there could be adverse reactions, especially if your body is used to a low-fat diet regimen. The most common reaction is diarrhea. While 3 tablespoon is recommended as the daily intake by some researchers, it is probably best not to start with that amount, or eat it all at once. Spread it out over the course of the day, and reduce the amount you ingest if there are unwanted effects. Like any food, some people could possibly have allergic reactions to coconut oil as well, although it does NOT contain any appreciable amounts of protein as the meat of the coconut would, and most food allergies are related to proteins. Traditionally coconut oil has been used for thousands of years.
Is Coconut Oil safe for pregnant women?
It is considered safe for anyone. In coconut producing countries it is considered normal and good food for pregnant and lactating women, since it contains lauric acid which is also present in breast milk.
Will cooking with Coconut Oil cause it to become hydrogenated and toxic like hydrogenated oils?
No, Hydrogenation is an industrial process where hydrogen molecules are introduced to the oil to make it solid at room temperatures. It chemically alters the oil and creates harmful trans fatty acids. Cooking with coconut oil does NOT introduce hydrogen into the oil or hydrogenate it. Coconut oil is a very stable oil even at higher temperatures. However, it is best not to cook beyond the smoke point of coconut oil, as this will begin to deteriorate the oil and turn it yellow.
Does coconut oil turn to a solid in my body after I consume it?
No, Coconut oil is liquid at 76ºF and your core body temperature is 98ºF. Because of the low melting point, coconut oil remains a liquid and is digested very quickly and easily. After it is absorbed into the bloodstream, the oil is broken down and converted into energy.
Is coconut oil healthy?
Many nutritionists believe coconut oil to be a healthy alternative to butter and other fatty cooking additives. In countries that consume large amounts of coconut fruit, including the Philippines, and most Pacific islands, there are significantly fewer cases of high cholesterol, heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, and other common ailments associated with high fat consumption. Coconut oil has also been shown to boost metabolism, which may promote weight loss. Many devotees also claim the oil helps to raise energy levels, curb cravings for addictive substances, and alleviate allergy symptoms.Another benefit of coconut oil lies in its high stability level. When stored in the proper environment, it can remain stable for many months, or even years. It can also be used as a nourishing skin cream or lotion.
How could coconut oil, being a fat, help me to lose weight?
Coconut oil is metabolised by the liver directly into energy. It is not converted by the body into fat but rather increases metabolic function and energy levels, all of which can assist with weight loss. Coconut oil also helps balances blood sugar levels, keeping you feeling nourished and satisfied.
What makes coconut oil different from olive oil?
Despite both being plant based oils, coconut and olive oil differ in their molecular structures. Coconut oil is a stable saturated fat, whereas olive oil is a more sensitive monounsaturated fat. Olive oil may be damaged by heat or light (causing it to oxidise), whereas coconut oil is not subject to oxidation and maintains its nutritional structure. Both oils contain essential fatty acids and the health benefits associated with this. Olive oil is best consumed only raw, whereas coconut oil can be consumed both raw and in cooked dishes.
But I have heard that saturated fat is bad for you?
There has long been a widespread misconception about saturated fats. Many years ago when the soy bean industry wanted to enter the market with their vegetable oils and margarines, a mass media campaign was launched, proclaiming that saturated fat is unhealthy and raises cholesterol levels. While studies have revealed that animal-based saturated fats are associated with adverse health effects such as raised bad cholesterol levels, this is simply not the case when talking about plant based saturated fats. Fats such as those found in coconut oil, cacao butter and palm kernel oil have actually been associated with a myriad of positive health benefits.
Will it be oily on my skin?
The high concentration of MCFAs in coconut oil, make it an excellent skin moisturiser that is easily absorbed by your skin.
What is the best oil to buy?
Organic, virgin, cold processed centrifugal coconut oil ensures that the process has not used any chemicals or damaged the oils essential nutrients.
Our Product Highlight: Modified Centrifugal Process, Absolute No Heat Method
The process adopted by us is the modified centrifugal method, which uses absolutely no heat in any stage of the process. This process utilizes the most advanced machines - modified - to meet the strict standard of extracting the purest Virgin Coconut Oil.