Thursday, 19 May 2011

Tiana raw organic cold pressed virgin Coconut Oil

If you've read any of my books you'll know I'm a huge fan of Coconut oil. I'm thrilled to have found Tiana - a wonderful company who make not just organic virgin coconut oil but also gorgeous coconut flour (makes yummy breads and cakes) and a beautiful rose and coconut cream. Whats unique about Tiana coconut oil is that its cold pressed from fresh organic coconuts and comes in recyclable glass jars which is excellent for prolonging its life, keeping it free from plasticisers and contaminants.

They do say don't put anything on your skin that you can't eat and you can and should eat this, it doesn't degrade at high temperatures so its great for cooking, you can also use  it in place of butter, use for baking or add to smoothies and being very high in lauric acid (the main component of breast milk) its a wonderful functional food, being great for althletes and excellent for weight loss. (some stats on its nutritional values below)

Its also though a wonderful moisturiser for all skin types and a brilliant hair conditioner. Lather it on leave overnight and wash off a couple of times in the morning. Its a great intensive hand cream and great for feet too.

By the way if you're thinking (guys maybe) I do NOT want to smell like a beach babe, you're remembering the synthetic whiff of coconuts from conventional sun lotions, virgin coconut oil smells only very faintly of ...well... coconuts,  but by the time its absorbed into your skin it really has no fragrance.

I can't recommend it highly enough and Tanya who runs Tiana Coconut oil is such a passionate advocate !

TIANA Extra Virgin Coconut Oil Nutritional Facts
Ingredients: Organic Pure Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Nutritional Information:
Total Fat
Saturated Fat (MCFA)
Monounsaturated Fat
Polyunsaturated Fat
Vitamin E
Per 14 ml (1Tbsp) % RDA
14g 22%
13.16g 94%
0.7g 5%
0.14g 1%
80 microgram/mL as Tocopherol
0mg 0%
522kj/125 kcal
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Your daily values will vary with your age, size and activity level.

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