Be careful with coconut oil, not all of them are the same!

Be careful with coconut oil, not all of them are the same!

Coconut oil is a food that has become very popular for its multiple uses, both culinary and cosmetic. It can be used to fry foods, taking advantage of its high saturation point unlike other oils; to add to soups and creams, which is very typical of Thai and Indian cuisine; for the preparation of cookies and pastries; As well as it can also be used to hydrate the skin, hair, as well as massages mixed with essential oils. However, there are several types, so it is very necessary to pay close attention to their characteristics.

One of them is extra virgin coconut oil, which indicates that it has not been subjected to high temperatures in its production, but rather was cold pressed several times to ensure its purity. This food maintains the original flavor and smell of the fruit, making it ideal for adding an exquisite fragrance to our preparations. It can also be used without problems for cosmetic use, taking advantage of its hydration capacity.

Meanwhile, its refined version is subjected to heat to eliminate the coconut flavor and smell, being an excellent alternative for people who want to take advantage of the health benefits of the food, but without modifying the taste and aroma of their food. As well as it is the best option for those who want to use it on their skin or hair without its particular fragrance.

Whatever the case, it is important that we ensure that the final product is organic, since only in this way can we ensure that no pesticides or pesticides were used in the cultivation of the food. We must also avoid the product having been hydrogenated, because this ends up incorporating trans fats into the body, increasing our cardiovascular risk.


Our Brota coconut oil, from crops in southeast India, is organic (certified by the US Department of Agriculture, USDA in English), extra virgin, raw and cold pressed, also having its refined version. We have for all tastes.

Take advantage of all the natural benefits of this ancient food:

  • It promotes the process of ketosis or the burning of fat stored in the body as a more stable source of energy. This makes it an ideal alternative for people who are on keto or ketogenic diets.

  • It does not require further digestion, because it passes directly to the liver from the digestive tract. This promotes the utilization of glucose efficiently, due to the stimulation of insulin secretion.

  • Strengthens the immune system.

  • Its high lauric acid content gives it antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties (especially used to combat the candida fungus).

  • Improves brain capacity, demonstrating positive effects on the memory of older adults and people with Alzheimer's.

  • It deeply hydrates the skin and is ideal for massages (you can mix it with essential oils), in order to prevent the appearance and treat stretch marks.

  • Repairs hair and prevents dandruff.

  • Effective for the treatment of wrinkles and scars.