Coconut oil is considered a healthy fat as it has many amazing and ancient healing properties. There is much debate about whether saturated fats are good for you, and part of the confusion comes from categorizing all saturated fats together. The truth is that not all saturated fats are the same. Below is a little background to explain what makes coconut oil different from other saturated fats.
Saturated fats from animal sources are made up mostly of long chain fatty acids, our bodies have to work hard to break down these fats. Although coconut oil is a also a saturated fat, it is made up of medium chain fatty acids and it is this property of coconut oil that makes it different and healthier from other saturated fats. Medium chain fatty acids produce a whole host of health benefits. Coconut oil is nature’s richest source of these healthy medium chain fatty acids.
The medium chain fatty acids in Coconut oil have many health benefits over long chain fatty acids found in other saturated fats:
Medium chain fatty acids are easy to digest and therefore quickly absorbed in the body for energy. Long chain fatty acids must be digested with enzymes from the liver and take a longer time to breakdown.
Medium chain fatty acids are sent directly to your liver, where they are immediately converted into energy rather than being stored as fat. Long chain fatty acids are predominantly stored in your body as fat.
Medium chain fatty acids have anti-microbial effects, which helps protect against viruses and bacteria that contribute to gastro-intestinal conditions and heart disease. Long chain fatty acids do not have this effect.
Medium chain fatty acids such as lauric acid, which makes up at least 50 percent of coconut oil, can actually contribute to stimulate and maintain your body’s metabolism, leading to weight loss.
Jimalie Organic Centrifuged Virgin Coconut Oil is made from fresh coconuts, requiring only 2 hours between husking the coconut and bottling the oil. Our FairTrade process begins where the coconuts are organically grown and is followed right through to the end product in your hand.
Our unique centrifuge extraction method, is a chemical-free and low-temperature process which preserves the live enzymes, lauric acid, and all the other immune system building nutrients, delivering a product closest to the raw coconut oil as it appears in nature.
We monitor each individual coconut for harvest at the perfect moment. Each coconut is individually hand picked within close proximity of the factory, manually de- husked on site and shelled within 2 hours.
Once the coconut meat is extracted from its shell we immediately use a simple grate- grinding mechanism to extract the milk. Once the coconut is shelled, it takes less than 45 minutes to produce the milk.
The Centrifuge is basically a fine spun technique. The coconut milk is spun in a series of centrifuges (spinning barrels) to separate the oil from the water components of the milk, before isolating the fresh, clear and thin pure Virgin Coconut oil.
A slight vacuum dries the oil to remove any remaining traces of moisture, ensuring a longer shelf life and to reduce oxidization.
Once all the moisture has been removed, the coconut oil goes through a series of fine filters before being tested onsite to confirm freshness and quality.
Jimalie’s 100% natural Organic Coconut Sugar is a nutritious and great tasting alternative to table sugar. Our Coconut Sugar is golden brown in color and an all-natural sweetener used to sweeten any of your favorite beverages or dishes. Most people use it as a direct replacement for refined sugar in their recipes.
The way we make our coconut sugar is simple. Jimalie Coconut sugar is made from specially chosen variety of coconut nectar that drips from cut flower buds, 100% natural and organic. The careful preparation is a true labour of love. The nectar is collected each morning and gently boiled in a controlled environment before allowing it to cool until a solidified rich caramel brown like consistency is present. The process is pure and simple with no additives and artificial flavouring, resulting in a delicious, gluten and vegan free natural sweetener that you will truly enjoy.
Coconut Sugar is naturally low on the Glycemic Index (GI) that helps to regulate blood sugar levels as well as maintain weight loss. It is a great source of nitrogen, which helps treat cardiovascular diseases and a good source of potassium, which reduces hypertension. Coconut Sugar also promotes growth and boosts the immune system to fight diseases because of its high in phosphorus level. Coconut sugar is a perfect natural sweetener for individuals who are embracing a healthy and eco-conscious lifestyle.
At Jimalie, we come from three generations of coconut farmers. With a strong connection to the land and farmers, we are committed to 100% all-natural, Organic, and FairTrade products, ensuring better lives for the farmers, while supporting sustainable production.
Every day we are delighted to discover new benefits and uses for our coconut products and we’d love to hear your ideas! Contact us or shop online to purchase your Jimalie coconut products today.
From when we plant each coconut tree, to where it is grown, to how we pick each individual coconut, to the end product in your hand, we guarantee quality. We are proud to give you coconut products made entirely with loving care, to benefit you and the people who made it for you. We are committed in providing you with all natural, premium coconut products; we sincerely hope you love our product as much as we do!