Most Recent Product Reviews
Success all the way. Using coconut oil instead of butter was a great idea, gave my dish a nutty flavor without overpowering the flavors. I have so much coconut goodness in my mind, mmmm, can't wait to experiment.
A little bit of everything: Baking and telling
I'm a huge fan of coconut oil. And it always helps when it is organic and fair trade like Kelapo.
A Nutritionist Eats
Kelapo coconut oil gets two thumbs up from me! I really enjoyed it raw, but it also tasted great with my scrambled eggs too. Excited to use it with my next batch of granola.
Adrienneats: A holistic perspective on eating, cooking & living
Mmmm, coconutty goodness!
All Day I Dream About Food http://www.alldayidreamaboutfood.com
I'm a big fan of extremely-coconutty coconut oils, and Kelapo does not disappoint. I love it when product quality and great taste align. I couldn't decide whether I wanted to start by slathering this on my skin like lotion, or sampling it with a spoon - so I did both.
Almost Vegan Chef
Frequently Asked Questions
What is coconut oil?
Coconut oil is a liquid substance extracted from the meat of a mature coconut. A very stable substance with a long shelf life, it is used around the world as a safe, flavorful cooking oil, often substituting butter. Many believe that coconut oil offers health benefits, such as boosting the body's natural metabolism. Although historically popular in tropical countries, millions of people throughout the Western world are including this versatile oil in their cooking regimens.
What does Kelapo stand for?
We credit our name, Kelapo, as a loose translation of "Coconut Tree" in the Malay language. 'Kelapa' being the word for coconut, and 'Pohak' the word for tree. Malaysia is home to tropical weather year-round, which makes for the perfect climate for coconut palms.
Is a coconut a nut or a fruit?
Coconuts are classified as fibrous, one-seeded drupes. A drupe is a fruit with a hard, stony covering enclosing the seed (similar to a peach or olive). Although a coconut does meet the official definition of a nut (a one- seeded fruit), it is not considered a true nut because its seeds are released when the fruit wall decays or is eaten.
How is coconut oil made?
There are two main techniques used to produce coconut oil:
Wet process: The fruit is removed from the husk, moistened with water, and then squeezed to produce a mixture of coconut milk and oil. The oil naturally separates from the milk within 12-24 hours. There are other methods that can be used (such as heating, cooling, or centrifugal force) to expedite the separation. The wet process is often used by those who make coconut oil at home.
Dry process: The coconut kernel is removed, shredded, and dried, after which a press is used to extract the extra virgin coconut oil.