April 30, 2012 - Fearlessly Archived - Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
It’s the year – or at least the month – of the coconut here at Trader Joe’s. Even if it were just any old year (or month), we’d still be excited about Trader Joe’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil. Yes, excited. This is exciting stuff.
To make our Organic Virgin Coconut Oil our supplier starts with freshly harvested coconuts that are de-husked and grated. Then, when the meat of the coconut is still fresh, it’s cold pressed and filtered to remove any remaining pieces of the fruit. That’s the process. Nothing more. Some coconut oil is extracted using high heat, chemicals and even bleach. Not ours. Producing the oil in this more pure, natural way, we are able to retain the nutrients, flavor characteristics and aromas of fresh coconuts.
Use Organic Virgin Coconut Oil in cooking – it stands up to relatively high heat and imparts a distinctive flavor – in salad dressings, for baking, and even as a moisturizer for dry skin. It’s true! It will fluctuate from a liquid to a solid state, depending on the temperature at which it’s stored, so don’t be surprised when you see liquid in a jar that’s been stored in a hot pantry. We’re selling each 16 ounce jar for $5.99 – if you’ve shopped for similar products elsewhere, you know exactly how good a value this is. Look for it in our grocery aisle with the cooking oils.