Coconut oil is a type of edible oil that is extracted from the flesh of coconuts in a physical way. It is liquid at temperatures above 25 degrees centigrade and becomes solid at temperatures below 25 degrees. Coconut oil, being unrefined, is ideal for cooking and baking, as well as in cosmetics and personal care products. It is known for its Medium Chain Fatty Acid content and has a distinctive, slightly sweet coconut flavour and aroma. Coconut oil is widely used in many traditional and modern dishes in the tropical and subtropical regions where it is produced, as well as in other parts of the world.
Each tablespoon(15ml) of coconut oil consists of the following nutrients :
- Energy(kcal): 122.73
- Total fat: 13.63 grams
- Saturated fat: 12.45 grams
- Monounsaturated fat: 0.93 grams
- Polyunsaturated fat:0.25 grams
- Trans fat: 0 grams
- Cholesterol: 0 grams
- Sodium: 3.5 milli grams
- Total carbohydrates: 0 grams
- Protein: 0 grams
Benefits of Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is a type of fat that is derived from the flesh of coconuts. It is commonly used in cooking and has a number of potential health benefits. Here are some of the potential benefits of coconut oil:
Heart health: Even though Coconut oil is high in saturated fats, the Medium Chain Fatty Acid structure does not raise LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. However, some studies have suggested that the saturated fats in coconut oil may actually be beneficial for heart health by increasing HDL (good) cholesterol and reducing the risk of heart disease.
Weight loss: Some research suggests that coconut oil may help with weight loss. In one study, people who consumed coconut oil daily for 12 weeks had a reduction in waist size and body weight compared to those who consumed soybean oil.
Skin and hair care: Coconut Oil has natural anti-fungal,anti-bacterial and antiviral properties. Coconut oil for skin is often used as a natural moisturiser for the skin and coconut oil for hair helps reduce dandruff and strengthens the scalp. It can help to reduce inflammation, improve hydration, and protect against damage from the sun and other environmental factors.
Oral health: Coconut oil has antimicrobial properties and has been shown to reduce the growth of certain types of bacteria in the mouth. Some people use coconut oil as a natural alternative to mouthwash.
Diabetes: Some studies have suggested that coconut oil may have a positive effect on blood sugar control and insulin sensitivity in people with diabetes.
Brain health: Coconut oil contains medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are a type of fat that the body can easily convert into energy. Some research suggests that MCTs may improve brain function in people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
Why is the best coconut oil in the world from Kerala in India?
Coconut oil produced in Kerala, India, is highly regarded for its quality and taste. The coconuts used to produce the oil are grown in the region’s tropical climate, where the sun, the soil, the rain and the wind produce the best coconuts on the planet. The oil is also made using traditional methods that have been passed down for generations, which contribute to its unique flavour and quality. Additionally, the oil is often made from fresh, organic coconuts, which are known to produce oil which is raw and not refined apart from other edible oils in the market.
Why choose Arikkat’s Coconut Oil?
Arikkat’s Coconut Oil is extracted from organically grown coconuts from the largest growing coconut state Kerala. The copra which is the sun dried kernel of coconut is used to extract the oil and is the first step towards the extraction process. Once the procured copra enters the sophisticated extraction machinery, the oil which is extracted remains zero contaminated and untouched by human hand. For ensuring complete purity which the brand stands for, the oil is micro filtered twice and therefore it is 100% natural and pure right from the first step of extraction to the last step of packaging. Arikkat offers the purest, cleanest and best quality of coconut oils, raw and unrefined, made out of the premium quality of coconuts from the ‘God’s own country’ and therefore known as the Best Coconut Oil Exporters in Kerala.