Technically, ghee does not contain milk solids, which are removed during production. This is why many consumers think ghee is ‘lactose-free’ and ‘paleo-friendly. ‘ However, ghee still contains butterfat and is derived from animal products (milk), and is therefore not considered vegan. There are articles that challenge this stance that can be found by doing a quick google search.
Ghee, a type of clarified butter is often used in Asian cooking, is known for its high smoke point and nutty flavor. Not suited to vegan lifestyles or for people with an aversion to dairy based products, consumers are increasingly looking for alternatives to replace traditional dairy based Ghee as they start to understand more about the importance of adding healthy fats into their diets.
Cocavo’s range of Coconut Oil & Avocado Oil blends fit the bill beautifully. Our specially blended Cocavo Oils use only premium grade oils in the blend. The Extra Virgin Coconut Oil we use is from the Solomon Islands & is Fairtrade Organic certified. The world has finally woken up to the health benefits of adding coconut oil into their diets. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/top-10-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-coconut-oil
Our Non-GMO certified Extra Virgin Avocado Oil comes from sunny California where only premium grade, shop quality, spray free avocados are cold pressed to extract their beautiful emerald green oil that is packed with healthy fats. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/9-avocado-oil-benefits
Two of our 6 Cocavo blends use only extra virgin or 100% pure coconut oil & extra virgin avocado oil. Cocavo Original is a blend of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil & Extra Virgin Avocado Oil. It has a delicate coconut flavour and when blended with avocado oil, has quite a unique flavour making it very suitable as a butter replacement. Our popular Cocavo Light is a special blend of 100% Pure Coconut Oil & Extra Virgin Avocado Oil. As the pure coconut oil has been deodourised in a natural filtering & steam refining process, the predominant flavour coming through is a slight buttery taste that comes from the extra virgin avocado oil.
Our other 4 Cocavo products are blends of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil & Extra Virgin Avocado Oil infused with natural, flavours such as Lemon Zest oil & Turmeric , Chilli & Lime, Garlic or Coriander, Lime & Ginger giving consumers a great choice to help add some magic into their cooking.
Cocavo truly is an awesome plant-based ghee alternative.
It is perfect for cooking at high temperatures and it has the potential to be incorporated into a variety of baking recipes or even enjoyed as a spread. With its vegan-friendly ingredients, Cocavo is quickly becoming a staple of in Kiwi kitchens as it is not only a superior cooking oil for many reasons, but it also ticks the box’s of consumers not only following Vegan lifestyles, but also those on Keto, Paleo & LCHF diets.
Cocavo’s Coconut & Avocado Blended oils are a delicious & healthy alternative to traditional oils & dairy based ghee:
- Naturally rich in Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) which is efficiently utilized by the body for energy production and helps aid in calorie burning
- Have a higher heat point than many traditional oils
- Are high in Monounsaturated Fats Which are the Good and Necessary Fats Needed in Healthy Diets
- Are all natural, gluten free & are free of hydrogenated and trans fats.
- Come packaged in a polypropylene tub that is dishwasher & freezer safe, the empty tub can be reused time & time again around your home. Once you have worn it out completely, it is fully recyclable, so should never end up in a landfill or our precious oceans.
There is nothing quite like knowing the cooking oils you are using to prepare your families meals are healthy and nutritious. Cocavo is proud of the oils we make and supply and we are confident that once you start using oils from our premium, yet affordable range, you will be impressed, so start adding health to more meals with Cocavo.