Optima Raw Virgin Organic Coconut oil 500ml £7.00 plus £3 delivery (free over £10) (RRP £13) @ Nutrition Centre
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Optima Raw Virgin Organic Coconut oil 500ml £7.00 plus £3 delivery (free over £10) (RRP £13) @ Nutrition Centre

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Found 4th Sep 2014
Optima Raw Virgin Coconut oil is currently £7.00 for 500ml at Nutrition Centre.

FREE DELIVERY over £10 makes it the lowest price I can find at the moment. (I used their 2 for 1 Aloe Dent Toothpaste offer to make the order up to £10)

hotukdeals.com/tag/dea…220

Hope this is of some use to someone... please let me know if I need to make any changes to my post.

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Original Poster

Please can you tell me where to get this cheaper if you really think it is a cold deal, please do not vote cold just because you do not personally buy coconut oil or think that coconut oil is generally overpriced.

Well, I heated it. For 500ml that's a bargain.

Original Poster

thanks Xanderdale... I hadn't seen a better deal, so I was a little surprised at the response. But I know that coconut oil isn't everyone's cuppa tea and that not everyone is aware of the potential health benefits. Hope the cold doesn't put anyone off looking who would have benefited.

Original Poster

@ashraf86uk that is only less because it is minus the delivery... at that price I should think most regular coconut oil users would be happy to buy two & dodge the delivery charge. It is still a good deal. Not a cold deal. Personally, I coupled it with their stonking 2 for 1 Aloe Dent Offer which made it very good value indeed. Ah well, each to their own.

Could someone please explain the benefits this product offers over cheaper alternatives such as KTC’s coconut oil that I currently pay £2.89 (500ml) for at my local Asian supermarket.

For reference:

http://www.theasiancookshop.co.uk/coconut-oil-500ml-pure-9888-p.asp?gclid=CL7Vq73VyMACFUXLtAodvCsAyw

I am not being pedantic; I really would be interested to know.

What do you with it- eat it or rub it on? I genuinely don't know what it's for

Original Poster

I don't know much about the KTC coconut oil, but I can see that the Optima one is both Organic and Raw Pressed. If the KTC one was not pressed at a high temperature (which lessons some of it's nutritional impact - I'll find some links re this shortly) they would state it on their label.

This article seems to suggest that KTC hold’s up in the health benefit department. Which is all I am concerned with really.

http://veganheath.info/ktc-coconut-oil

Other articles claim that the manufacturing processes of the more expensive oils leave a faint hint of Coconut flavor to the oil, is this true?

I will give one of the higher end ones a try to see if they are superior in any way. Is this the brand you (or anyone else in thread) would recommend?

Original Poster

interesting article... but it does not state that KTC is the same as 'Raw Pressed'. It just states that it is not hydrogenated. However, I have read elsewhere that Coconut oil is a 'stable' oil at higher temperatures... so I'm uncertain as to what that means in terms of nutritional loss between the two.

The KTC one seems a great value product in itself, and I do buy other KTC products. I guess it's a tricky one to figure out. As for the taste, I haven't tried the KTC one, so can't compare, but you definitely do have a coconut flavour with the Optima one.

Asanovic

What do you with it- eat it or rub it on? I genuinely don't know what … What do you with it- eat it or rub it on? I genuinely don't know what it's for



I think you shove it up your backside

Actually I'm sure there are some super duper benefits for this product. I don't know what they are because I can't be bothered to read the marketing BS. A proper peer reviewed article in a quality journal and maybe I would be bothered, otherwise you all keep them in business suckers

I wonder what I can find to press, to sell, to keep me in virgins, actually certainly not virgins, more experienced women would be preferred.

£7 @holland & barret store
Edited by: "prity" 5th Sep 2014

I’m moderately satisfied that I have at least been cooking with something healthier than alternate cooking oils.

Having said that, I will try Optima’s offering. KTC’s lack of flavor was a big disappointment to me when I first started using it. Maybe I will be a convert.

Original Poster

@Asanovic

You can definitely use it for natural haircare and skincare, you can spread it like any other soft spread and you can use it in recipes / cook with it.

Some of the proposed health benefits (though conflicting evidence) are in relation to cognitive function / improvement in memory / improvement in cognitive function for people with dementia, antibacterial properties. There is a lot of anecdotal evidence and some common sense to what people are suggesting but no actual scientific data to support the claims.

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/11/11/myth-or-fact-coconut-oil-helps-treat-alzheimers-disease/

This sums it up quite well.

I have a friend who works for a major dementia charity, who personally recommends it... although this is not the official stance of the charity

Original Poster

@prity .... I don't see it at £7 at Holland and Barrett online.... please could you validate your comment with a link... thank you

If you live near to one any of these store locations of a shop called The Grape Tree, it's £6:95 for same product. They're also setting up an online service sometime in future, but unsure how much they'll be charging for delivery.
grapetree.co.uk/sho…ns/

2 x 500 ml in costco for £8.79

500ml of Virgin Organic Oil is very good price at this price! You can get the KTC one but if you are following certain diets, they prefer the oil to be as natural as possible!

If you have a high powered blender you can make coconut butter which is better for you as it is the whole food which your body can digest better. Just buy a packet of coconut flakes or make your own from fresh coconut, then whizz it in the blender until you have a smooth butter. I eat it just on the spoon but you can put it on toast, in smoothies etc.

I usually buy four coconuts at 79p each and that makes a decent amount.


Shirl

If you have a high powered blender you can make coconut butter which is … If you have a high powered blender you can make coconut butter which is better for you as it is the whole food which your body can digest better. Just buy a packet of coconut flakes or make your own from fresh coconut, then whizz it in the blender until you have a smooth butter. I eat it just on the spoon but you can put it on toast, in smoothies etc.I usually buy four coconuts at 79p each and that makes a decent amount.



Doesn't blending in that way supposedly destroy a lot of the goodness? Not sure... But it is a lot cheaper!

The deal seems good though, I have been looking into coconut butter a lot recently as it is recommended in lots of paleo type recepies.

thermomonkey

Doesn't blending in that way supposedly destroy a lot of the goodness? … Doesn't blending in that way supposedly destroy a lot of the goodness? Not sure... But it is a lot cheaper! The deal seems good though, I have been looking into coconut butter a lot recently as it is recommended in lots of paleo type recepies.



The way I see it is by making it myself I have control of the whole process. I have a Vitamix so the whole blending to make butter is done in probably a minute so there is minimal processing. I've seen documentaries on TV and coconut products being made are sometimes less sanitary than I would like.. and thats with the camera's on them so who knows what gets done to the coconut usually! Thats just my thoughts however and I do purchase coconut oil for frying as you can't use the butter. I've made my own but its a bit of a faff for the amount you get.

Original Poster

@mrdgx ....is it the same product? do you have a link please?

Original Poster

Good idea Shirl... I often to buy coconuts fresh... just find it a faff to break them open.

speckle

Good idea Shirl... I often to buy coconuts fresh... just find it a faff … Good idea Shirl... I often to buy coconuts fresh... just find it a faff to break them open.


..and trying to get the coconut off the shell put me off for life. Unless there's a magic coconut scraper?

Re: person who uses a blender. I used to juice fruit n veg and when you read up on it it tells you that fast action, such as your blender, creates too much heat which in turn changes the make up of the substance. Just saying find out if your high powered blender is doing something detrimental to your coconut.

Cracking a coconut can be easy, there are three 'eyes' on the top, stick a screwdriver in one and hit gently with a hammer to reduce the pressure inside, then do the same to another eye and turn the whole thing over and rest on a glass until all the water drips out.

I don't bother peeling off the brown skin as I'm not fussed about the coconut butter being a pretty white, and besides the skin is extra fibre! As for the shell, I just squeeze a knife between shell and skin and squeeze it off.

As I mentioned i'm not to worried about my blender causing too much heat. The Vitamix is that fast that its done in an instant and it doesn't get too warm, plus, coconut is quite stable at higher temperaturs. I prefer this way than buying stuff that costs a lot more and I don't really know what processing it has had. I doubt the hygiene in the processing houses is as high as UK standards.
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