It Depends On the Meaning Of “Pure”
“It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is,” replied Bill Clinton to the grand jury back in the day.
Pure coconut oil is about 90% saturated fat. 7% monounsaturated fat, and the remainder is polyunsaturated fat.
Yet coconut oil companies brag about the vitamins E and K in their “pure” coconut oil.
Vitamins are not oils and oils are not vitamins, and never the twain shall meet.
These companies either don’t understand that 100% coconut oil means 100% coconut oil, or they do understand the difference and add synthetic or GMO vitamins to their product.
It’s usually the former in the case of health food stores.
So the following are ridiculous statements …
“Virgin coconut oil is a major source of vitamin E.”
“Our pure coconut oil contains cholesterol.”
“Interestingly, coconut oil doesn’t contain many vitamins.”
That’s why it’s called “pure” coconut oil, not because it’s “pure as the driven snow.”
It depends on what the meaning of the word “pure” is.
Coconut oil decomposes at an exceedingly slow rate. Vitamin E decomposes quickly.
What else is getting through their filters that we don’t know about?
Other coconut ingredients OFTEN sneak through organic coconut company filters.
Besides vitamins E and K, teensy-weensy amounts of coconut’s other ingredients might be getting through their filters — tryptophan, threonine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, cystine, phenylalanine, tyrosine, valine, arginine, histidine, alanine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, glycine, proline, serine, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, water, fungi, viruses, bacteria, etc.
The partial list of coconut’s ingredients is mostly taken from Wikipedia, but at least two hundred more could be added to the list, including many anti-nutrients.
Marketers thrive on dictionary-deprived individuals who were brainwashed by forced government schooling.
Of course, only a laboratory-grade coconut oil truly approaches 100% purity.
Regarding every commercial product, it’s just a question of degree.
Why does 100% purity matter?
Isn’t this just splitting coconut hairs?
Well, it makes a big difference if you’re allergic to “coconut oil.”
You can’t be allergic to coconut oil.
Refined coconut oil, just like refined peanut oil, is allergen-free, because no stray proteins escaped the filtering process.
Why are allergies on the rise?
Why have children’s food allergies increased 50% between 1997 and 2011 (according to a 2013 CDC study)?
Allergen-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) is a result, not the cause.
It’s time to look at our consumption of PUFAs, HUFAs, and HDL (high-density lipoprotein).