Wild Virgin Coconut Oil
Within this category there is quite a variation in methods used to extract the oil from the coconuts, which can give you different flavours.
Traditionally, Pacific Islanders tended to use a wet fermentation process to extract oil. This is still popular today in the Islands and allows people to prepare coconut oil at home.
Another common extraction method is dry-roasting and mechanical pressing. This creates a 'toasted coconut' flavour, which is delicious! Low heat is used to dry the coconut flesh, but the extraction of the oil is by 'cold-pressing'.
A more modern method of oil extraction is direct micro- expelling, or DME. This process provides good quality oil and can be done with minimal heat. Unfortunately it requires specialist machinery, which is prohibitively expensive for many communities.
We pack a wide range of natural food products in our packing room including nuts, seeds, spices and coconut products. While we do our best to avoid any kind of cross-contamination, this can sometimes occur. Some of our products are processed on shared equipment before they come to us therefore cross contamination can also happen before products make their way to us. This means our products may contains traces of gluten, dairy, soy or peanuts. If you have an allergy, please email us before purchasing at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find more specific information out in our FAQ section.