Natural Prebiotic* Kokonati organic coconut cider vinegar is made from the sap tapped from the coconut flower blossoms. The sap is aged in wooden vats with the naturally occurring mother vinegar for 8 to 12 months. The vinegar is then flash-pasteurized and bottled immediately. Wisp-like mother vinegar forms once bottled, this is normal due to the unrefined nature of vinegar. KOKONATI Coconut Vinegars are 100% natural with natural exotic sourness and rich in nutrients from coconut trees that grow in the nutrient-rich volcanic soils of Ceylon. It is considered a functional ‘superfood’ because it has healing benefits beyond its nutritional contents. In comparison with an Apple, a Coconut has more nutrients, that is the reason why coconut cider vinegar and even coconut water have more potency than apple cider vinegar. It comes from a source that’s naturally higher in minerals and other phytonutrients, the coconut.
Uses For salad dressing, dips, preserves, pickling and for alkalizing drinking water. Coconut vinegar can be used as a hair rinse and as a natural skin toner. A natural remedy for nits in the hair – especially useful as it can be applied on children’s hair safely with no harmful side effects. It is widely known as an environmentally friendly solution for many household cleaning problems due to its 5% acidity when used on surfaces. When diluted can also be used as a herbicide, fungicide, or pesticide instead of chemical-laden alternatives.
Flavor Aroma and taste is typically vinegary. Sharper taste profile than the milder and fruitier Kokonati organic coconut water vinegar. Depending on the harvest and season every batch of vinegar can vary in color and to a minor degree in taste as it is a natural cottage-industry product that does not use any chemical refining, additives, or preservatives to standardize the product like with large-scale commercially standardized vinegar.
100% aged coconut sap.
Storage Keep airtight in the pantry. With a best before of two years from the manufacture date, coconut cider vinegar remains safe to use for even longer periods if it is stored with minimal exposure to light and air. The mother vinegar will continue to grow when stored at ambient temperature. Refrigerate the open bottle if you want to slow this process. Kokonati coconut vinegar is packed at the origin, in the very plantations, the coconut sap is harvested from, to seal the freshness and reduce exposure from day one.
Our promise There is nothing else. No refining or coloring. 100% zero-waste, all bi-products and waste material in our coconut products manufacture are utilized in the making of other nature-friendly products. See how. This product is internationally accredited by Control Union; Certified Organic (EU and USDA NOP), ISO and/or HACCP certified.
Benefits Coconut Vinegar is rich in amino acids that contribute to repair and rebuilding the muscle tissue, enhance brain and nervous system function, and boosts the immune system and physical energy level. It contains sixteen types of amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Some aid in the formation of haemoglobin, according to the Nutritional Supplement Educational Centre. Haemoglobin transports oxygen and antibodies to help the immune system fight against infections. Other amino acids promote tissue health and maintenance, serve as neurotransmitters, and also aid detoxification and metabolic function. Coconut vinegar contains 65 minerals, such as contains phosphorus, potassium, iron, magnesium, sulfur, boron, zinc, manganese, and copper. It is rich in potassium, containing an impressive 192mg per tablespoon. The Institute of Medicine lists known functions of each mineral in your body. Potassium is important in balancing electrolytes, controlling high blood pressure, and metabolizing sugar. Phosphorus works with Calcium to build bones and facilitates the body’s ability to use other nutrients. Iron is critical for the creation of red blood cells and is essential in the production of cellular energy. Copper, one of the components in red blood cell formation, is a mineral that also assists with iron absorption. Magnesium is important in nerve and muscle function and is essential in every major biological process in the body. Coconut vinegar also aids digestions as it is a natural prebiotic*.
100+ years of coconut expertise Our Coconut vinegar sales supports the traditional livelihoods of villagers in the rural coconut triangle of Sri Lanka. Coconut sap is harvested by traditional methods handed down generations of toddy-tapping families. This traditional production allows village populations to utilize their age-old knowledge and expertise to survive in this modernized and mechanized world of manufacture by producing this 100% natural unrefined product. It is an intricate art; harvesting and extracting coconut sap. The toddy (cider) tapper families collect the natural sap every 12 hours and deliver it to our 125year old vinegar-making plant. This vinegar is expertly aged over 8 to 12 months with the mother vinegar and carefully preserved until it is ordered, bottled, and shipped to you with 100% of its natural healing potency. Our vinegar-maker is the fifth generation vinegar-maker of a proud lineage; his great grandfather, Charles supplied coconut vinegar as instant stamina and anti-bacterial fluid that helped heal wounded soldiers during World War One! He was even awarded the British Certificate of appreciation for his contribution. Backed by generations of coconut expertise, and certified with ISO and Organic standards, the mill plays a vital role in the employment, welfare and wellbeing of the local village community. The children of our workforce are provided with school books and stationery for the entire school year. The mill also organizes religious and cultural events to inculcate a sense of belonging to a bigger cause, bringing a sense of pride and community to the villagers who are using age-old knowledge, treading lightly, and making a living for their families, sustainably.
Price for quality Our products are not mass-produced in vast industrialised factories. So we do not enjoy the economies of scale that supermarket brands do. We pay the millers and farmers a fair price. Specifically, batch-crafted for New Zealand, Kokonati products are made with multigenerational expertise and knowledge to be the best quality they can be and so easily justify the premium price for the premium quality you are getting.
Loyalty Just as we are fiercely loyal to the millers and families we work with, we also want to reward you, for your loyalty. So every time you purchase a Kokonati product you also collect rewards points that can be redeemed for a discount at checkout. Remember to sign up for the reward points (the black Rewards tab on the right edge of this screen ->).
Packaging and recycling Available in 250ml and 375ml bottles. A light warm soak or a run under the hairdryer will remove the labels which are biodegradable and can be composted or disposed of in the garbage bin. If not reusing, dispose of the recyclable glass bottle in your recycling bin.
*Prebiotics and Probiotics
Prebiotics are specialized plant fibers that acts as food for the good bacteria. This stimulates growth among the pre-existing good bacteria.
Probiotics are living strains of bacteria that add to the population of good bacteria in your digestive system.