A while back, I reviewed Cocozia’s coconut water. It turns out they also have organic, non-GMO coconut oil AND they were kind enough to send me a jar to try out.
The Cocozia Coconut Oil is pure white in the jar. When I popped it open the light coconut scent made my mouth water a little. This oil seems to have more of a scent than other coconut oils I’ve used, but it dissipates when you cook with it.
Now, I’m already a fan of coconut oil, so there was no learning curve here. I already cooked with it regularly. So to take it to the next level, I tried to use it as much as possible, and for dishes that normally call for different oils.
This is my standard quick tofu recipe.
Next, I made some BBQ Soy Curls, around 6PM on this plate.
Being a typical vegan, of course there was a tofu scramble.
We have this Cosmic Kale and Chickpeas regularly, but I admit I always use a little oil.
This coconut oil performed spectacularly in every one of these dishes and the ones I forgot to take pictures of. I used this oil nearly exclusively until it was gone. If you’re looking for an oil that is USDA Certified 100% Organic, NON-GMO Project Verified, NON Hexane and free of bleach or deodorizers, you should look into Cocozia Coconut Oil.
At the end of last year, Cocozia contacted me and asked it I’d like to review their coconut water. I like coconut water and theirs is organic and non-GMO so I was definitely interested!
First, let’s talk about the benefits of coconut water in general:
- more potassium than a banana
- a good source of anti-oxidants
- also a source of sodium, magnesium and calcium
- while it might not have enough sodium to be great for you after a strenuous workout, it should be enough to replenish you after a light to moderate workout
Now, coconut water does have some calories. The Cocozia I tried has 70 calories per container. So you probably shouldn’t down these like water. But, I really enjoyed it as an alternative to water cold out of the fridge just after a run. The coconut taste is very light so you might still like it even if coconut isn’t your thing.
About a week ago, I felt like I might be coming down with something. I took oregano oil, echinacea and goldenseal to help my body fight it. And I still had some coconut water so I had a bottle. Thankfully I never came down with that cold. I”m not sure the Cocozia helped any more than drinking water, but at least it was an alternative to the water and tea I’d been drinking, helped mix things up a bit. I haven’t heard of coconut water being particularly good for a cold or flu, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t.
Right now I’m not drinking a lot of cold smoothies with frozen ingredients, but when the weather is warmer, I’m going to try freezing the Cocozia in ice cube trays to add to my smoothies. I bet that’ll be extra refreshing.
The only weird thing about the Cocozia is the extending straw that comes attached to the box. It doesn’t seem to seal properly so when you use it it’s like using a straw with a hole in it. So I’ve just been pouring it in a glass or it also has a foil covered spout where you can tear off and drink out of the box. That works fine.
Full disclosure: Cocozia did send me free product to try for this review and I am linking to it with an Amazon associates ID which will give me a few cents if someone buys it through that link.