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The fresh, ripe coconuts for our BIO PLANÈTE Fairtrade Coconut Oil are grown in the Philippines. More than 80 certified small farmers earn their secure livelihood here by growing coconut for our fairly traded Coconut Oil. Both the cultivation and the processing are carried out according to strict organic and Fairtrade standards. With a long pole or by hand, the small farmers pick the coconuts on site, which are then gently processed. The result is convincing: a natural, pure white, particularly creamy and mild Coconut Oil.
The BIO PLANÈTE partner on site supports the small farmers as an important and constant contact person, ensures their medical care and equips them with work clothes, among other things. In 2018, it obtained Fairtrade certification from the FLOCERT certification company. The seal provides small farmer cooperatives with stable prices and longterm trading partnerships. Both farmers and employees on plantations receive an additional Fairtrade premium for community projects. The standards also contain criteria on democratic organisational structures, environmental protection and safe working conditions. More info at www.info.fairtrade.net.
Recipe ideas and use of Fairtrade Coconut Oil
If you like an exotic touch in your dishes, then the versatile BIO PLANÈTE Fairtrade Coconut Oil is just the thing for you! Since it is highly heatable, it is also ideal for frying and baking. Whether in desserts such as cakes and confectionery or in vegan spreads or delicious Indian dishes - enjoy the fairly traded, cold-pressed coconut oil! Coconut Oil is also an important ingredient in natural cosmetics and is traditionally used in skin and hair care. Get some DIY suggestions here.
"Zero Waste" tip for the further use of the jars
You can easily reuse our Coconut Oil jars. Be it for preserving jam, nicely designed as a tealight or as a storage container for tea, cereals or legumes. Get more suggestions at Upcycling & Creativity.
Since we use oil-soluble glue for the labels, the best way to remove the label from the coconut jars is with oil. Simply coat the label with oil, let it soak in overnight and peel off easily in the morning.
Product of organic farming
Average nutritional values per 100 ml / 3.38 fl oz
On average in 100 ml: lauric acid 45 g / 1,59 oz
What does cold pressing mean?
"Cold pressing" assumes that no external heat is added. When we cold-press oils, the temperature is monitored and we ensure that no high temperatures are reached. We can therefore guarantee that the quality of the oil is not impaired.
What is MCT Oil and is Coconut Oil one of these?
Our BIO PLANÈTE Coconut Oil is a natural unrefined Coconut Oil containing approx. 10 % MCTs (caprylic, capric and capronic acids; chain length 6 to 10 carbon atoms). MCTs are metabolised differently compared to longer fatty acids and are used more effectively for energy (not as an adipose store), making them interesting for parenteral nutrition in treatment and for ketogenic diets and athletes.
Pure MCT oils are mostly fractions of the three MCT fatty acids obtained from Coconut Oil. It is hoped that the high MCT concentration will bring benefits, but there is no evidence for this. On the contrary: high amounts of isolated MCTs can lead to digestive issues (this has not been observed with coconut oil, as very much higher amounts would be needed).
Lauric acid (12 carbon atoms) is often counted as one of the MCTs. This is because, according to the classification used by chemists, they are “medium-chain fatty acids”. Biochemically speaking, however, lauric acid is metabolised very differently from the three shorter MCTs, so it cannot be said to have the same effect (and pure MCT oils do not contain lauric acid).
What does "virgin" mean in the context of oils?
A virgin oil is a cooking oil which is obtained exclusively using mechanical processes without preheating the raw materials. It is not subjected to chemical or thermal treatment or to any other refinement process and thus preserves its authentic, natural taste and the essential components of the raw material. This also makes it suitable for eating raw.
What conditions and standards are behind the organic seal on our oils?
An organic seal is a quality and test seal with which products from organic farming are marked. In 2010, a binding new organic seal was introduced throughout the EU, also known as the EU organic logo, which identifies food from organic farming (a star-shaped leaf on a green background).
This seal replaced the German state organic seal (green hexagon with "BIO" lettering), which had existed since 2001, with the same standards in terms of content. Due to the high degree of popularity of its predecessor, both seals are still often used today.
The use of this certification is strictly regulated by the publisher and is subject to ecological requirements. Compliance with the criteria by producers is ensured by a documentation obligation as well as regular sampling and examination of product samples. Compliance with the regulations is monitored in Europe by the responsible Eco-Control bodies.
Foods labelled with the organic seal must, among other things:
• Not be produced by or with/from genetically modified organisms
• Not to be produced with the use of synthetic pesticides
• Contain no more than 5% conventionally produced components (in exceptional cases, if ingredients are not available in ecological quality, in accordance with Annex VO)
• not contain sweeteners and stabilisers as well as synthetic colourants, preservatives and flavour enhancers
• not result from monotonous crop rotations (two-, three- and four-field farming)
• and much more: more information on the EU Organic Label
What does the Fairtrade seal on food mean?
The Fairtrade seal is probably the best-known certification for goods that originate from fair trade and that have been produced in compliance with certain social, ecological and economic criteria.
The seal enables small farmers' cooperatives to achieve stable prices and long-term trading partnerships. Both farmers and employees on plantations receive an additional Fairtrade premium for community projects. The standards also contain criteria on democratic organisational structures, environmental protection and safe working conditions. The controls are carried out by the certification company FLOCERT.
More information can be found on Fairtrade website.