We all know the benefits of coconut oil but what we don’t know is that there are a lot of fake coconut oil brands out there. By fake I mean companies that don’t make pure coconut oil.
There are also a lot of companies that make organic coconut oil or at least claim to make organic coconut oil. The problem with that is that most of these are not certified organic. There are a lot of guidelines that a company must meet in order to get their product the certified organic label and not all labels count as real organic. I only trust the USDA ORGANIC certification and I only use organic products that have been certified by USDA. Now Organic India makes USDA approved organic coconut oil but that is insanely expensive. So when I came across Pure & Sure Organic Coconut Oil with the USDA approval I was thrilled because the price for this oil is 290₹ for 500 ml as opposed to Organic India’s coconut oil which is around 700₹ for 500 ml. Both oils are cold pressed which is an added benefit because they can be used for massages and for cooking. I think the only reason for the price difference is that Organic India’s oil is raw and this isn’t.
Benefits of coconut oil –
1. Contains fatty acids that are good for the brain and liver.
2. Some studies have shown that coconut oil can be good for the heart.
3. If consumer in moderate amounts it can help in maintaining a healthy weight loss diet.
4. Coconut oil is really filling and may reduce hunger.
5. Softens skin and is good for hair.
It’s best to use the purest materials available as anything adulterated with other oils will not give you the full benefit of the said oil.