Wildly Organic by Wilderness Family Naturals’ Centrifuged Virgin Coconut Oil is USDA Certified Organic by ICS (International Certification Services). The temperatures of the coconut flesh and the resulting coconut milk emulsion are carefully monitored to ensure they do not exceed 49° C or 120° F. Once the coconut is shelled, it takes less than 45 minutes to produce the milk. This coconut milk, with the aid of a series of centrifuges, separates the oil from the water components of the milk. The centrifuge works like a cream separator used for separating cream from cow’s milk. It requires a series of passes through 6 different centrifuges before a pure oil is isolated, but the result is absolutely fabulous. Lastly, a slight vacuum is placed on the coconut oil to remove any remaining traces of moisture. Once all moisture is removed, the oil is packaged into new stainless steel drums for shipment to the US. Our current centrifuged, virgin coconut oil is creamy and smooth when it is in a semi-solid state. Generally, it is completely clear like spring water when it is in a liquid state and pure white when it is in a solid state. It has a very mild, light coconut taste. This oil consistently rates number one every time it is taste-tested. However, many believe Wildly Organic by Wilderness Family Naturals’ Cold-Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil rivals it. The main difference between the two oils is taste/flavor with the Cold-Pressed Virgin Coconut oil having a stronger flavor. Those who eat coconut oil raw or in raw treats generally prefer the Cold Pressed Coconut Oil and definitely, those who use coconut oil in a variety of applications and want a milder coconut flavor prefer the Centrifuged oil.
In performing blindfolded taste tests with a selected panel, we have now sampled over 50 different virgin coconut oils here at Wildly Organic by Wilderness Family Naturals. We initially sold a Traditional Philippine virgin coconut oil made by fermentation, then we sold a South Pacific virgin coconut oil (DME, direct micro-expeller extracted). We have also sold centrifuged coconut oils from other sources. Through the years, we have discontinued carrying many of these oils as better quality virgin coconut oils were discovered. It is important to us to know which oils come out the winner in blindfolded taste-tests. In addition, we look at laboratory analysis data and certificates of analysis on every oil submitted to us. It is our desire to only carry the highest quality virgin coconut oils, with the longest shelf life.
Please note that coconut oil may arrive in liquid or solid form. Coconut oil has a melting point of 76 degrees Fahrenheit. This is completely normal and okay and does not qualify the product for a return or refund.