Not only does this coconut oil tastes great, but it's packed with health benefits and can be used both internally and externally. Rich in medium chain triglycerides, coconut oil is different from other saturated fats: much of its saturated fat comes from lauric acid, which improves HDL ("good cholesterol") to HDL ("bad cholesterol") ratio and creates a more favorable blood cholesterol profile by increasing high-density lipoprotein ("good cholesterol") levels. Lauric acid is converted to monolaurin, which is otherwise found only in breast milk, has strong antibacterial and antiviral properties and is useful in the prevention and treatment of various infections and diseases. This ancient oil also aids digestion and the absorption of vitamins, minerals and amino acids, helps control blood sugar levels and keep them stable by improving insulin secretion, improves thyroid function, stimulates metabolism, triggers the release of the cholecystokinin hormone slowing down food movement through the digestive tract and keeping you full longer, thus contributing to weight loss, boosts immunity and energy levels. Coconut oil can also be used externally and does wonders for dry, dehydrated, sensitive and damaged skin. It deeply moisturizes and nourishes the skin, improves its elasticity, making its soft, smooth, and supple, prevents dryness and dehydration, evens out the skin tone, improves the complexion, calms itching, reduces irritation and inflammation, facilitates the healing of small wounds, cuts, burns, bug bites, warts, fungal infections, fights acne, blemishes, rashes, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, prevents and reduces stretch marks and scars, relieves pain caused by sunburn and peeling skin, heals sore and chapped lips, smoothes out fine lines and wrinkles, restores luster to dull and lifeless hair, acts as a natural sunscreen and is a great all-natural make-up remover. I've been using this coconut oil both internally and externally and the results speak for themselves: I feel better, more energetic and resilient, my acid reflux and heartburn are gone, my complexion has improved, my skin tone has evened out, some acne scars and stretch marks have faded, my skin is softer, smoother and has a healthy glow. Definitely one of my favorite products.
Posted by SavoringLife on November 27 2013 | Verified Purchase
If you eat it raw, it tastes absolutely gross. Like cooking or machine oil (not that I have tasted the latter :p) If you cook with it, it is alright. Can't taste the coconut though. However, the smell when you open the bottle is definitely coconut. Since I have friends who swear raw coconut oil tastes heavenly, it's either this brand or my taste buds. I trust my taste buds more.
Posted by TessTess on February 16 2016 | Verified Purchase
TASTE: Just fresh coconut. I don’t know why but Nutiva does solidify quicker in the same room temperature. TEXTURE: Smooth and oily. PRICE: Great! Value for money for a huge tub. SMELL: Mild fresh coconut. I’d prefer Nutiva because it has stronger coconut smell. Healthy Origins is probably better for frying vegetables if you don’t want your vegetables to smell coconut.
Posted by iHerb Customer on September 27 2014 | Verified Purchase
I can use it without reserve.I am looking forward to good results.
Posted by iHerb Customer on February 10 2015 | Verified Purchase
Used to buy this, but the price has really gone up!
Posted by iHerb Customer on January 11 2015 | Verified Purchase
Value for money
Posted by iHerb Customer on June 14 2014 | Verified Purchase
I tried this coconut oil due to the good value of quantity for the price. However, I find the texture to be very grainy. I use it primarily for oil pulling so that texture takes a bit of "chewing" before it melts down to a liquid. It doesn't seem too bad in smoothies though so I suppose it wouldn't matter much if you aren't dealing with the texture. It does have a fresh, coconut scent but not too heavy.
Posted by iHerb Customer on March 6 2014 | Verified Purchase
I'm a little sceptical because it doesn't harden when the temperature drops as have all other brands. Don't know if this is good or bad. Anyone know?
Posted by iHerb Customer on March 23 2017 | Verified Purchase
Posted by iHerb Customer on March 15 2017 | Verified Purchase
This coconut oil does not have the usual fragrance nor viscosity
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