Biospherically Correct - Nutrition Blog

Diversity Protection

To what extent does the cultivation and extraction of the raw materials necessary to produce this product;enhance the diversity of life, that is, aids the greater biospheric services of the planet, the localised eco systems (species and habitat protection) and preserves the associated knowledge, customs and prosperity of the indigenous cultures of the territory? Biospherically Correct Our coconut oil comes from a model farm that creates work for the local people of Labasa- Fiji, supporting the local community to effectively utilise its natural resources by working with the land to sustainably support itself. Coconut products are part of the farm model and...

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Green Ingredients

Do the ingredients in the product meet the criteria for being 'green ingredients', that is, organic and/or natural, high yielding and sustainable? Biospherically Correct Our coconut oil is naturally organic and is derived from coconuts sourced throughout the island of Labasa,  Fiji. In this setting palms grow naturally without the use of fertilizers or pesticides. Coconut palms produce about 35 coconuts per year once established (5-7 years) and provide a continuous supply of raw materials which may otherwise go unutilised, especially in remote areas. The oil we bring to you is extracted from the raw 'meat' of the coconut. Our...

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Positive Functionality

How positive for the individual, society and the environment is the function of the product in its final form? Biospherically Correct Coconut oil is a healthy saturated fat. It doesn't easily go rancid and can tolerate high temperatures, so it's ideal for cooking. Coconut oil is primarily composed of cholesterol free, medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) which help protect against heart disease. MCFAs may aid weight loss because they boost the metabolism, burning calories. Healthy fats like coconut oil are necessary so that we can absorb fat soluble vitamins such as vitamin A,D,E, K and beta-carotene.The MCFAs in coconut oil are...

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How well do the processes inherent in the manufacturing, packaging and distribution of this product sustain nature? Biospherically Correct Coconuts fall from trees when fully mature so harvesting does not harm the palm. Our oil is processed using a simple chemical free method of extraction with easily learnt skills, making it ideal for small rural island communities. Coconuts are opened using a machete (a traditional practice), the fresh coconut meat is scooped out and shredded before being placed on extraction tables. The oil flows naturally due to a low heat source from underneath the tables. In this way all the natural goodness and...

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Trade Integrity

How well does the supply and promotion of this product align with the principles of trade Integrity: transparency of information, honest/accurate advertising claim, traceability of ingredients and an emphasis of working via gratifying and harmonious business relationships? Biospherically Correct To the best of our knowledge the claims we make are accurate. One Ingredient-traceable to point of origin. Our pricing is fair and reflects the quality of the product. The coconut industry has been the victim of misleading information disseminated to the public. Wrongly, trans fats and saturated fats have become intertwined, both being viewed as unhealthy. This has lead to hardship...

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