Healthy Fats & Oils
Find a haven from all the low-fat hype, a place where the highest quality traditional fats and oils are offered for your culinary delight. A little healthy fat is a great way to balance carbs, from bread or pasta to rice and beans, and to bring out the irresistible flavor of cooked meats. Praise the Lard!
This traditional fat of Ayurvedic healing and South Asian cuisine is made locally with Straus butter that has been slow cooked and clarified.
According to the Bhavaprakasha (16th-century Ayurvedic text), "Ghee is sweet in taste and cooling in energy, rejuvenating, good for the eyes and vision, enkindles digestion, bestows lustre and beauty, enhances memory and stamina, increases the intellect, promotes longevity, is an aphrodisiac and protects the body from various diseases."
Grown on small organic family farms in Ecuador, this Red Palm is certified Organic, Non-GMO and Fair Trade. They partner with Natural Habitats™ to ensure that no deforestation or habitat destruction results from the growing or harvesting process.
This unrefined red palm oil has a mild carrot-like flavor, with a rich, buttery texture. Some red palm oils have a strong or harsh flavor, however, our proprietary cold-filtration process removes any strong flavor while retaining the nutrients. It's ideal for soups, sauces and sautéing. It also turns regular popcorn into delicious movie theater-style popcorn.
Natural Habitats seeks to empower and support farmers. Committed to the sustainable production of organic and fairly traded products, they also contribute to social development in the community through education and nutrition programs. They allocate 1% of sales to social and environmental stewardship programs. Projects have included building a small health clinic and providing sports uniforms for the local youth.
The region in Ecuador where our Organic Red Palm Oil is grown has numerous small family farms, averaging 10 hectares (about 25 acres), interspersed throughout the regional forests. These subsistence farms were planted many years ago and are now being worked by second and third generation farming families.
Palm oil grown in Southeast Asia is associated with destruction of rainforest and orangutan habitat. It is important to note that in addition to the work we do with Natural Habitats, orangutans do not live in Ecuador and our red palm does not contribute to deforestation or habitat destruction.
DIRECTIONS: No refrigeration required. Solid at cooler temperatures; easier to spoon if chilled. To melt, place jar in warm water. Specks and variations in color and consistency occur naturally in this oil. The deep color can stain some utensils.
*Bottled in a facility that packs peanut oil.
Coconut is one of the world's most nourishing super foods. This creamy taste of the tropics is great for sautéing and baking, enhancing your favorite recipes, and body care.
Our virgin coconut oil is cold-pressed and never refined, deodorized or bleached! Savor its rich aroma and its smooth and sweet flavor. It's ideal as a medium-heat cooking oil, a nutritious substitute for baking and even "better than butter" on bread, vegetables or popcorn. A pinch of salt will reduce the coconut flavor in savory recipes.
You can even use the luscious, soothing oil on your skin and hair. Use coconut oil as a natural skin moisturizer, eye make-up remover, or deep conditioning hair treatment. Combine coconut oil with coconut sugar and essential oil for an exfoliating, refreshing body scrub.
New! Fair Trade - We are now offering fair trade certified coconut oil in 14 oz.
*Bottled in a facility that packs peanut oil.
Please note that there is no difference between Virgin and Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil. They previously called our coconut oil "extra-virgin" to emphasize our commitment to quality, however as they move into international markets we have removed the term to comply with international regulations that disallow the term. Be assured that our product quality has not changed in any way.
Ostara crafts their coconut butter from only the finest, organic and raw ingredients which are slowly stone ground to draw out flavor while creating a silky, smooth texture. Ingredients: Organic Stone Ground Coconut
Bariani Olive Oil is family run company committed to crafting an authentic raw extra virgin olive oil. The Bariani family hand harvests their olives from October through December.This artisanal product is produced in limited quantity and with certified organic olives.
While their extra virgin olive oil is subject to seasonal variation, the subtle characteristics that differentiate Bariani olive oil from any other remain, making it a great complement to any food. Extra virgin olive oil is rich in antioxidants and helps to absorb vitamin A, D, E, and K. This extra virgin olive oil is cold extracted and unfiltered to preserve its raw qualities and stored in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks until bottling.
Séka Hills Premium Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil is custom milled from the fruit of their 82 acres of high density Arbequina olive trees. Séka Hills estate grown olives are carefully harvested at the peak of ripeness. Transported immediately to the Séka Hills Olive Mill after picking, clean, fresh fruit produces the highest quality extra virgin olive oil. Séka Hills Arbequina is ideal as your everyday olive oil and will be a flavorful addition to your favorite recipes. This is the olive oil we use in our kitchen.