The primary ingredient is organic virgin coconut oil. Melt also contains palm fruit oil, canola oil, sunflower oil, and flaxseed oil to bring the appropriate ratio of Omega-6:Omega-3 fats to 2:1, a healthy ratio for human consumption. Certain types of fat are not bad, but in fact necessary, to dispel some fat myths.
In the past year, Our Daily Green's house has started to use more coconut oil in cooking and baking. Coconut oil displaces excessive Omega-6 fats in the diet. Healthy fat sources fuel both pro-inflammatory hormones, which fight stresses to cells, and anti-inflammatory hormones, which regulate the healing process after a threat (injury or infection) is gone.
According to The Conscious Life (a website devoted to information, tips, ideas and opinions on how to achieve total health by taking a holistic approach to living), coconut oil is a healthy choice because:
Melt sent me a sample of both their regular spread and their honey spread. The coconut flavor is not overwhelming and it has the smooth creamy texture of butter. The honey spread is absolutely delicious on bagels and muffins.
- About 50% of the fats in coconut oil are lauric acids, a type of saturated fatty acid that has antibacterial, antioxidant and antiviral properties.
- Consumption of lauric acid may increase total cholesterol level with most of the increase being HDL, the ‘good’ cholesterol.
- The high saturated fat contents of coconut oil also made this aromatic oil very stable and resistant to rancidity
- Another interesting feature of coconut oil is that it contains high levels (about 66%) of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) which do not need bile salts for digestion and are easily absorbed and utilized by the body. That’s why MCTs are used clinically in the treatment of malnutrition or malabsorption syndromes.
We really appreciate their simple ingredient list which utilizes certified organic and 100% non-GMO ingredients, from sustainable sources. The product is also soy free, gluten free, fair trade, and kosher. There are no artificial colorings or flavorings, but instead uses annotto-tumeric for coloring and organic vanilla, cinnamon, and sea salt for flavor.
If you're interested in trying Melt yourself, we've included a link for a $2.00 off coupon.
Our Daily Green only received samples of the product for review, nonetheless we only review products we think will be interesting for our readers.