Benefits

More and more research is supporting what the Creole people of the Seychelles have kept secret for generations…that a diet rich in virgin coconut oil offers exciting health benefits.

It’s high in lauric acid, a medium chain fatty acid found only in coconuts and mothers milk. Lauric acid has been shown to be very powerful for the immune system, due to it’s antibacterial, antiviral, anti-microbial properties. Unlike other fats, MCT’s are not as easily stored in the body but instead are sent directly to the liver where they are converted into a usable energy source. It may also act as an appetite suppressant helping you to feel fuller and prevent unhealthy snacking!

Dr Bruce Fife (who I was lucky enough to meet recently at his Coconut Research Center in Colorado) is leading the way into the health benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil, and I highly recommend his book ‘The Coconut Oil Miracle’ for further reading in this area.

Uses

Cooking
Use Takamaka to fry, flavour and roast food. Perfectly suited for enhancingall asian cooking such as thai curries, it’s also got a higher flash point or “burn point” than many other oils (such as olive oil which becomes a trans fat at high heat), we believe it’s a healthier oil to cook with. Try Takamaka in your smoothie, or even a spoonful in coffee or tea. Can also be used to replace some of the fats in baking and roasting, or spread directly onto toast.

Takamaka Coconut Oil is liquid at temperatures above 26°C and solid below 18°C it is natural for the oil to move between solid and liquid forms. Unlike many other refined coconut oil’s, Takamaka virgin coconut oil has the subtle scent of fresh cracked coconuts.

For Athletes

Coconut oil may also be used to aid weight loss as it has the ability to increase your metabolic rate.

For Skin, Hair & Body

Use Takamaka as a hair mask, face moisturiser or as a body lotion to make skin hydrated, deeply moisturised, and hair shiny.

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