If you've ever read the back of our label, you may notice a blurb that starts out, "I know what you're thinking...'What makes me so special?'" Recently we were asked, "What is the difference between your coconut oil and the Trader Joe's virgin coconut oil, which they say is cold pressed and never heated? Yours is much more expensive. Just curious."
Thanks so much for asking about the difference between Skinny Coconut Oil and other coconut oils on the market! Skinny Coconut Oil is produced by a state-of-the-art technique which takes hand-picked coconuts (that the locals collect) and extracts the oil through a dehumidification process that we call Nutralock Technology. Not only is this process unique to the market, but it enables our guarantee that our coconut oil is 100% pure, 100% raw, and NEVER heated. Other commercial coconut oils use an extraction method that raises the temperature of the oil - which yields more oil per coconut yet diminishes its nutritional value - and THEN cold press it. The problem with this method is that the oil is no longer technically raw as anything heated over 115 degrees is considered by most raw food advocates to be "cooked." Further, the very important medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA) and lauric acid along with the other fatty acids, vitamins and minerals lose much of their potency and their ability to accomplish all of the wonderful benefits of truly RAW coconut oil.
We are seeing miraculous effects of Skinny Coconut Oil in areas of raising metabolisms, balancing blood sugars, killing candida, bacteria and virus and a host of other amazing results. We feel strongly it is because of the medium-chain fatty acids and lauric acid being intact from our oil NEVER being heated. Other coconut oils aren't able to compete in these areas because most other oils come from large manufacturing factories where they are processing millions of gallons of oil a year. The United States FDA allows companies to add up to 20% of other oils and byproducts and still consider a product 100% 'pure' .
We are a small family-run company who has a member of our family living in Vietnam insuring the quality that comes out of every jar of our very special, medicinal grade coconut oil. We treat the locals, who help run our company, with respect and in return we have what we believe is the absolute BEST coconut oil on the market! Our coconut oil looks, smells, feels and taste completely different than any other product on the market in the US. We are proud of our product and our process and feel confident that when you try our oil, you will agree.