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Artisana Organic Coconut Oil – Why I Bought This Product

Artisana Organic Coconut Oil - Why I Bought This Product

I don’t know why it has been so difficult lately but it has taken me several days to find an organic coconut oil that I wanted to buy. Yesterday, I stumbled across Artisana’s Organic Coconut Oil and immediately picked it up. The Requirements There are three main things that I have to see when buying […]

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I don’t know why it has been so difficult lately but it has taken me several days to find an organic coconut oil that I wanted to buy.

Yesterday, I stumbled across Artisana’s Organic Coconut Oil and immediately picked it up.

The Requirements

There are three main things that I have to see when buying coconut oil.

1) It has to be organic This goes without saying.

2) It has to be in a glass jar As I have written about before, I carry glass water bottles to work and want to use glass, instead of plastic, as much as I can.

I often see several different brands of coconut oil in plastic containers. Regardless of how badly I want or need the coconut oil, I don’t buy it and prefer to wait in order to get something that I am happy with.

3) It has to be raw I eat both cooked food and raw food. However, when I can buy food products that are raw, I do it. Why?

When food is cooked above a certain level, the heat kills the enzymes, nutrients and minerals.  All nuts, seeds, nut butters, energy bars and crackers are foods that I try to buy raw.

Having it be extra-virgin is another requirement but it almost always come like that with a high quality coconut oil.

This coconut oil is made by Artisana, an excellent brand based in Berkeley, California.  I met Artisana’s management team at Expo West 2010 and named their Cashini as of of the top products of the show.

Why Coconut Oil?

There are several good reasons to buy coconut oil.

– As the bottle says, it is an excellent cooking oil and is one of the very few oils that you can cook with.

Many people think that cooking with (heating) olive oil is healthy but it is absolutely not the case. If it exceeds 200-250 degrees, the oil changes color, loses its beneficial properties and becomes toxic. Watch this video to see what I mean.

– It contains a high degree of lauric acid. When lauric acid is converted into monolaurin, it provides anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties to the body.

How I Use Coconut Oil

Primarily, I use coconut oil in my smoothies and as a moisturizer. It is excellent for the skin and promotes elasticity.

Although I don’t do it often, try making popcorn with coconut oil. I know you’ll love it.


14 Comments

  • Steve Job says:

    I always use organic coconut products.It is informative blog.I need this information that you mentioned above.I love to use these products.
    Thanks for sharing this to all..

  • I always use organic coconut products.I would like to everyone use this organic oil or get huge benefits.Thanks for providing lovely site.

  • Mary says:

    I am wondering if you could tell me where the artisans coconut oil is produced? Also wondering where the coconuts come from? Thanks for your kind attention.

  • Callie says:

    where can i find this in stores? thanks!

    • Max Goldberg says:

      Hi Callie,

      The company’s website does not list retailers around the country where it is sold. In the post, there should be a link to Amazon where you can buy it online.

      Live well,
      Max

  • glee says:

    Dear friend,
    In fact im looking for cold pressing oil. But this one of coconut did not mention this. Could you inspire me if this is equivalent to cold pressing then? Many thanks for your time.

    • Max Goldberg says:

      Hello,

      If they claim it to be, then it is implied that the temperature did not go above 115 degrees. With no regulations or enforcement of “raw”, we cannot be 100% certain however.

      Live well,
      Max

  • Kristen says:

    Hey Max.

    You found the best brand in my opinion. I know the
    owner and everything that comes from this company
    I trust like it were my own. The butter is awesome too.
    These are serious superfoods. And so fricken good!
    Check out the book “The Coconut Oil Miracle”.
    This stuff can save the world. 🙂

    Hope you are well.

    Oh. Ps. We are putting their coconut butter in our
    4th flavor. 🙂

    • Max Goldberg says:

      Hi Kris,

      Yes, they are a great brand and I met them the same time I met you, at Expo West 2010.

      Will definitely check out that book, thanks. What is the story with your 4th flavor? Please keep me posted. I want to write about it when it comes out.

      Live well,
      Max

  • stephanie haughey says:

    Hello Max,

    Another brand I buy now when I don’t buy Artisana’s Organic Oil.
    I included a link.

    http://www.drbronner.com/DBMS/COCONUTOIL.htm

    All the best,
    stephanie

    • Max Goldberg says:

      Hi Stephanie,

      Yes, Dr. Bronner’s is an excellent brand and I believe that their coconut oil line is very new. I think they announced it at Expo West if am not mistaken.

      I’ll have to try it soon!

      Live well,
      Max

  • Colleen says:

    A little off topic but have you tried their Coconut Butter? It’s HEAVEN! I mix it up with a little raw cacao and agave for sweet little treat. Yum! Their whole line of nut butters are excellent as well.

  • Laura Neff says:

    Max, thanks for sharing what looks to be an excellent product! Just wanted to put in a plug for popcorn made with coconut oil. Serious. Yum! I always get cravings for popcorn as a wintertime snack, and this year, on a whim, tried popping it with the coconut oil. It was excellent.

    As a bonus, I then melted a bit of Earth Balance and added in some nutritional yeast, thyme, oregano, garlic, and sea salt, tossing the mixture over the popcorn.

    Okay, I have to go eat dinner now! That just made me hungry! 🙂

    Appreciating all you do here,
    Laura

    • Max Goldberg says:

      Hi Laura,

      Thanks so much for your kind words. Yes, organic popcorn with coconut oil is really, really good. I agree!

      I appreciate your feedback.

      Live well,
      Max

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