The UK has gone coconut crazy! Over the past five years coconut waters, coconut cream and coconut oils are popping up in Supermarkets across the UK and we are pleased to supply a large range of coconut products to our wholesale, retail and manufacturing customers. Coconut oil being the very latest additions to the Kiril Mischeff coconut portfolio. Kiril Mischeff were one of the very first importers of coconut in to the UK. We are now one of the leading suppliers of coconut water, coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil to the manufacturing and wholesale industry.
We have developed long standing relationship with our factories in Thailand and Sri Lanka, whose products are now servicing many of the major coconut brands in the UK and across the Globe. We take regular audits of both factories to ensure that we are meeting the demands of our wholesalers and manufacturers.
Initially we began by importing and distributing coconut water, which has since become one of the fastest growing drinks products the UK industry has seen over the past 10 years. The demand from manufacturers and wholesalers for coconut products has grown so much that we have expanded our portfolio and we are now able to offer coconut milk 17% fat and coconut cream 22-24% fat. We offer both our coconut milk and coconut cream in 20kg aseptic bag in box and 500ltr tins. The coconut milk and coconut cream are held in our warehouse in the UK with a 3 day lead time for delivery. Our main focus has now turned to coconut oil. Coconut oil has also experienced large growth over recent years due to its health properties.
Kiril Mischeff are now able to supply to wholesalers and manufacturers in a various forms including, organic virgin coconut oil, virgin coconut oil and refined coconut oil. Our organic virgin coconut oil is now a stock item which we supply to wholesale and manufacturers in 2 x 10kg pouches per bag in box. Our pouches have been a huge success as they are very simple to use and do not require heating before use. Our coconut oil is ambient stable and has a shelf life of 18 months. Coconut oil is a versatile material, coconut oil can be consumed with or without heat treatment, making it the ideal binding agent for raw energy and breakfast bars. Please do get in touch with us is you would like to see samples of our coconut oil or enquire in to pricing.
What is coconut oil?
Coconut oil is the oil extracted directly from the fleshy, meaty white part of a coconut. Unlike most oils, it’s solid at room temperature – and only turns to liquid when it’s heated. That makes it useful for a wide variety of applications, not just for food products.
Is coconut oil good for you?
Many nutritionists believe that moderate consumption of coconut oil brings a wide range of health benefits. Despite it being high in saturated fats, it has a unique combination of fatty acids which are believed to have a number of positive effects.
While opinions vary on which type of oil is truly the healthiest (and little conclusive research exists), it cannot be disputed that coconut oil has a high proportion of MCFAs – medium chain fatty acids – which experts say make it less likely to be stored in the body as fat, and more likely to be used as a source of energy.
Is coconut oil good for cooking?
Coconut oil is a very versatile cooking ingredient, and can be used for frying or as a substitute for other types of oil in recipes. Depending on the variety used, it can leave fried food with a slightly coconutty flavour – but this can be preferable in some dishes, such as stir fries and curries.
What is virgin coconut oil?
Virgin coconut oil is an unrefined oil, extracted from the fresh coconut in a single press. The coconut meat is first grated and dried (at low temperature), then pressed just once to extract the oil.
As it is not pressed again, the yield is low – but the quality is high. Virgin coconut oil therefore has the strongest coconut aroma and flavour, hence it is often used in cosmetic products rather than for cooking.