Buy Coconut Oil from a respected producer, La Tourangelle. Pressed from fresh organic coconuts within days of being harvested, these artisan coconut oils by La Tourangelle are available in both a raw version, or refined:
Raw Coconut Oil
Raw has much more flavor but only a 350°F smoke point.
Refined Coconut Oil
Some chefs prefer refined for frying because of its minimal flavor and higher smoke point of 450°F.
Suggestions: For maximum health benefits, use raw coconut oil in low temperature (<125°F) applications. When you Buy Coconut Oil, try to make an Indian Cuisine, like Coconut Chicken Curry, with spices like a Cinnamon Stick, small dried red chilies, large shallots, cloves, green cardamom pods, black peppercorns, coriander seeds, Fennel Seeds, brown or black mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and turmeric powder.
About La Tourangelle
La Tourangelle has always been in the pursuit of uncompromising artisan excellence. The mainstay of all La Tourangelle’s creation is the taste. Eat food that tastes better. It is their nutritional wisdom. Flavor drives nutrition. Stir the emotion, enjoy and be beautiful.
La Tourangelle is the proud recipient of a time-honored tradition with origins in the Loire Valley of France. Since the Middle Ages, local artisans “Maître Moulinier” (Master Roaster) have mastered the art of roasting and pressing nuts kernels into delicious oils. La Tourangelle is one of these few remaining oil mills keeping this heritage alive in Saumur, France and since 2002, in Woodland, California. They are a family-owned company whose mastery of oil production is the fruit of passion, integrity, and pride.
La Tourangelle has been built on values of authenticity, heritage, and innovation. Their 150-year-old mill is keeping alive the traditional production method because they believe it is still the best way to retain all the flavors, nutrients, and health benefits that nature provides.
The oil mill in Woodland, California, produces oil from nuts grown in orchards near the mill, in the fertile Central Valley of California, or in Cooperative farms from Oregon. The highest quality nuts are selected.