Review of Nutiva Coconut Oil

 

hand holding 29 oz. bottle of nutiva organic extra virgin coconut oil

My jar of Nutiva Coconut Oil

 

Nutiva coconut oil is an organic, extra-virgin coconut oil available from many online retailers and health food stores

Nutiva is a company that got a lot of attention in the late 1990’s when they introduced the very first hemp food bar to North America.

At the time, not many people knew about the nutritional value of hemp foods.

As the company grew, they started adding organic cold-pressed hemp oils, hemp protein powders, nutritious power bars, and of course, their trademark extra virgin organic coconut oil.

 

How Nutiva Coconut Oil is Made

 

silver spoon scooping out from an opened bottle of nutiva virgin coconut oil

 

Nutiva claims that their oil is certified organic and that uses non-genetically modified coconut crops.

In order to be considered organic, the coconuts have to as fresh as possible. Nutiva claims they wait no less than 10 hours between chopping up the coconut and then pressing out the oil.

Nutiva claims that their extra virgin coconut oil contains up to 50% lauric acid, which is being studied for its anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.

While this is an impressive claim, there is actually no way to determine the lauric acid content without some sort of certificate of analysis.

At press time, the reviewer found this product to be very smooth, light and creamy.

We found it very similar in taste and texture as Tropical Traditions coconut oil and Garden of Life Coconut oil.

 

How Much Does Nutiva Coconut Oil Cost?

 

You can get this product in a variety of different sizes.

It comes in 15 ounce, 29 ounce and 54 ounce jars. You can also get 1 gallon and 5 gallon jugs.

At press time, here are latest prices from Nutiva.com online store (prices may change):

Cost per Size
SizeCostCost Per Ounce
15 oz$11.99
80 cents
29 oz$21.99
76 cents
54 oz$32.99
61 cents
1 Gallon (128 oz)$59.99
47 cents
5 Gallon (640 oz)$270.00
42 cents

You can see that buying the larger sizes leads to greater savings per ounce.

Nutiva products should meet consumers needs for a pure virgin coconut oil.

The company is also an earth-friendly business as they claim 1% of all company sales go to sustainable agriculture.

Benefits of Nutiva Coconut Oils:

  • It’s certified organic and non-GMO
  • Made from fresh coconuts, not dried copra
  • Cold-processed so no heat was used that may potentially damage the fatty acids in the oil.
  • Unrefined
  • Chemical-free
  • Not fermented or unbleached
  • Non-deodorized and non-hydrogenated
  • Has a pure white color like fresh coconuts
  • Tastes like fresh coconut
  • Has a fresh coconut fragrance

Search for more Nutiva Coconut Oils at Amazon.com

 


 

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Kevin is a full-time blogger with a passion for functional, whole food nutrition. A former Registered Respiratory Therapist with over 25 years experience in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, he also has additional training as a Certified Natural Products Advisor. He enjoys a vibrant lifestyle that includes healthy foods, workouts focusing on core strength with flexibility and longboarding to stay fit and agile.