New Odourless Coconut Oil from Suma!
Published: 22/04/2015 by Suma
Here at Suma, we are always trying to bring out new products to sit alongside the rest of our Suma Brand range. Over the years, in conjunction with small independent food shops, who are committed to natural foods, we’ve helped drive the growth in wholesome, quality groceries items. It is great to see this kind of thing much more firmly in the mainstream, with healthy food now far more evident on every high street, here at Suma, we are proud to say that we have never done it any other way.
Suma has had many firsts in this sector – the first organic tinned tomatoes, the first toilet rolls made from recycled paper, the first non-hydrogenated margarine to name but a few.
Our latest new product is an odourless coconut oil, with all the nutritional benefits of coconut but none of the strong flavours, this new oil is a super-versatile addition to any store cupboard.
To transform these exotic coconuts into our new odourless oil, the coconut is lightly steamed. This effectively removes the flavour but still retains much of the nutritional value, making it an ideal oil for roasting, baking and frying.
Like the other Suma Coconut oils which we produce, our odourless oil is made sustainably in the Philippines, by a community-oriented business which creates new opportunities for workers in poor farming communities.
The coconut oil comes from The Philippines, where for decades, many farmers have been locked in poverty due to low ‘copra’ (dried coconut) market value. Copra is a worldwide traded commodity and small farmer producers can suffer dangerous losses during low market-value periods. Our production process starts close to the harvest; this means that value is added to the product before it leaves the area, creating sustainable re-investment opportunities for the local producers.
The scheme has grown from an initial 5 to 160+ organic certified farms within the same region. The organisation that Suma buy from has been in operation for 7 years, successfully establishing a sustainable, community-oriented business within the very competitive coconut industry. More than 80% of their production is for customer pre-orders therefore reducing bulk storage costs & market price risk. Only coconuts grown using organic farming methods are used. This ensures no nasty chemicals are used and also promotes community growth due to the focus on sustainable and natural farming methods.
Ethically sourced, freshly harvested and pressed within 48 hours of picking, you’ll feel like you’re walking on sunshine.
Available in all good independent food shops, to find your local Suma stockist, please call 01422 313645.