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Looking for Spectrum Organic VIRGIN coconut oil ASAP!

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Jay3fer Mar 22, 2013 10:21 AM

All the health food stores have non-virgin, ie processed, coconut oil, but the spectrum organic virgin/raw is the only one that's okay for Passover. Have tried every store I could think of - Whole Foods, Noah's, Qi, um, a whole bunch. They all have the processed, not raw.

If YOU buy this and use it, where do you get it locally???

 
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    ylsf Mar 22, 2013 10:46 AM

    Hi, I don't have an answer for that particular brand but if you are open to other brands that are also unrefined, Costco carries one from Carrington Farms

    http://forums.redflagdeals.com/merged-costco-organic-coconut-oil-1-53kg-16-99-a-1143528/

    Review of it hear makes it sounds like it meets your requirements.
    http://www.evolvingwellness.com/essay...

    I have seen the Artisano brand at Whole Foods before too

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      mrsleny Mar 22, 2013 06:15 PM

      Yes the Carrington Farms one has a kosher symbol on it ... a star with a K in the middle. It's a great price at Costco. It is organic, virgin and cold-pressed.

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      bobinken Mar 22, 2013 11:22 AM

      This is what I buy.....they have a smaller jar included in the price.

      http://www.nationalnutrition.ca/detai...

      1. sgogo Mar 22, 2013 03:54 PM

        I get Nutiva at Summerhill Market. It's organic, virgin, unrefined. And crazy expensive, of course.

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          CocoTO Mar 25, 2013 05:38 PM

          Tip ... the Nutiva brand sells for around $13 for the 15 oz jar at Foods for Life (Bloor/Runnymede) ... best in-store deal in town on Nutiva EV Coconut Oil that I'm aware of ...

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          Jay3fer Mar 23, 2013 06:15 PM

          I buy the Nutiva usually and like it a lot. However, none of the regular brands that I know of are kosher for Passover. That's why I asked about this brand, specifically. It's the only one that's been okayed by the rabbis who supervise the kosher symbol (I emailed the companies that supervises the Nutiva and was told no-go for Passover).

          Kosher for Passover is an extra layer of complexity, but at a time of year we're eating so unhealthily, it would be nice to find one jar I could use... drat.

          Anybody else with an idea of where to find THIS exact one or another that is kosher for Passover? :-)))

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            ylsf Mar 23, 2013 11:20 PM

            I am curious to learn more about this. If the product is raw, unrefined and pure coconut oil that doesnt contain any grains, corn, etc (ie pure coconut oil) to be "kosher for Passover" it sill needs to be certified as such? As mentioned by another poster the Carrington brand is indicated as kosher, did you contact them and they said their product is not kosher for Passover?

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              Jay3fer Mar 24, 2013 05:03 AM

              Well... Modern food processing being what it is, "grain-free" and "unrefined " do not necessarily mean a product is okay for passover. I'm thinking specifically of honey, which, even when it's called unpasteurized, has usually undergone a heating process (most people don't know this ), and which therefore DOES need a special symbol for Passover. I haven't called about every kosher raw coconut oil (the star-k is in Baltimore, but also probably very busy today! ) , cuz I thought it might be more efficient to chase down the one I have been told with certainty is fine. ;-))))

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                ylsf Mar 24, 2013 09:43 AM

                Thanks for the information.

                Would seem like a good product for the
                Metro or other grocery stores by Lawrence/Bathurst to carry. Maybe worth a call to them if you haven't checked already.

                I was googling around out of curiosity and I came across this link:
                http://oceansofjoy.wordpress.com/2010/03/10/clarifying-what-products-need-klp-certification/

                SOmeone there mentioned that someone called the OU and was told that they didn't special certification is it was virgin/raw/etc (i.e. like extra virgin olive oil). But then on the OU website says just the product that you listed above is kosher for passover for 2013.
                http://www.ou.org/torah/article/ou_kosher_top_ten_consumer_questions_before_passover#.UU8zlhwm2VM

                Then on this site there is no "kosher for passover" results when you search coconut oil :
                http://oukosher.org/product-search/#p...

                Anyway, hope you find the product you are looking for. You are right, definitely sounds easier to just find this specific one vs. searching around for something else. Maybe try contacting the company directly too. Since the question of the coconut oil is a "top 10" question you would think there would be a demand for it in the Toronto area thereby creating supply!

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            iamafoodie Mar 24, 2013 10:01 AM

            You might call and ask (847-252-4355) or check at www.mercola.com. They are open 7 days a week. Their EV organic coconut oil is cold pressed from freshly picked coconuts so it may suit your requirements.

            They ship to Canada and have outstanding service and product support.

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              jeffs101 Mar 24, 2013 10:17 AM

              Pretty sure I saw this at Healthy Planet, off Islington Ave, yesterday. Healthy Planet is a chain, so you might find a location close to you.

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