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So I was doing some research into buying coconut oil for weightloss and increased energy....I went to the hfs and found a a product by Jarrow Formulas, this is the product
I didnt see the word raw anywhere on the package so i emailed the company specifically asking if either this one was raw or if their other product is raw
which i was sure this second one in the brown packaging wasnt. The representatives exact reply to me was ...
"For the Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, the process is controlled at 80oF; for the regular, the material is sun dried"
So does that mean that the extra virgin coconut oil is raw?
Thanks for your help
04-24-2006, 06:49 PM
A few things. First, my raw vegan doctor who is EXTREMELY picky about the quality of products and suppliments and ONLY sells THE BEST of everything says of Jarrow products, "I would say they are mid-high level in quality of ther products". He was fairly happy with some Jarrow products that I purchased.
I would make sure you get UNREFINED organic virgin coconut oil. I do not know that what you are looking at is techinically raw. However, coconut oil is very stable at high temperatures. If it is unrefined, then it is not exposed to heat or chemicals. There are coconut oils that are processed traditionally where they opent the coconuts and put them in buckets and the oil drips into the buckets. THAT is raw. I believe Alissa sells some on her website and I do know for sure that Tropical Traditions brand is traditionally extracted from the coconuts.
I would email Jarrow again and ask specifically if it is unrefined. If they say no, I would not buy it.
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04-24-2006, 06:54 PM
Nutiva brand I know for a fact is raw. I have been using it for years.
They have a web site, also which goes into great detail about how their coconut oil is handled from the tree to the store. They mention the good properties of raw coconut oil and such...it's a good read.
Ok so i emailed the guy back to ask him if the extra virgin coconut oil, pictured in link 1 above, if it is unrefined and it is....so does that mean it is raw or what? safe to consume?
04-25-2006, 12:47 AM
FYI: Tropical Traditions is having a sale until this Sunday... buy 2 16oz jars of virgin coconut oil, and get 2 FREE! My money's a bit tight right now ... but if you want the good stuff at a great price, this might be for you...
04-25-2006, 02:16 AM
I would just buy the one on Alissa's site as she's already done the homework
04-25-2006, 06:54 AM
From what I have read unrefined means not exposed to heat or chemicals.
04-25-2006, 03:31 PM
I was under the impression that coconuts get naturally heated inside their shell, on the tree, to 130 degrees F. When they are processed into coconut oil, cream, or butter they are heated again to 125 degrees F. If right off the tree is "raw" then shouldn't 5 degrees less still be "raw"?
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