Natural Grocers® Expands Private Label with Organic Unrefined Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

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“With all Natural Grocers brand products, we believe our customers will notice positive differences between our brand and others. Our coconut oil is no exception. This product is a premium nutritional food grade oil not obtained from the first cold pressing of organic coconut kernels. This helps maintain the contents in optimum condition,” said Natural Grocers Vice President of Purchasing, Laura Perkins. “We are proud to put this product on our shelves, knowing that it represents our commitment to quality, while coming from a Sri Lankan manufacturer committed to their local community.”

Natural Grocers Director of Nutrition Education and Head of Natural Foods, Karen Falbo says, “Coconut oil is the perfect fat for sautéing meats and vegetables, and it makes baked goods delicious. Loaded with medium-chain fatty acids that have been shown to support the brain and immune system functioning as well as high levels of free radical scavengers, there are good reasons why this fat has become a popular cooking oil.”

As the holidays approach, Falbo recommends his recipe for Creamy Coconut Fudge, which can be made with quality Natural Grocers brand products, including new extra virgin coconut oil, coconut butter, freshly ground almonds and Natural Grocers brand A grade organic black maple syrup.

ADDITIONAL PRODUCT ATTRIBUTES

  • USDA Organic
  • Kosher
  • Soy free
  • vegan
  • Gluten free
  • Lauric acid range is 48-55% (per serving)
  • Naturally free of trans fatty acids

COMMUNITY IMPACT

Natural Grocers brand organic coconut oils are sourced from Sri Lanka, grown by the same organic farmers and processing facilities as their organic coconut aminos. From teaching organic farming to funding a community center and local schools, the manufacturer is a strong supporter of the surrounding Sri Lankan community in which the farms and processing plant are based.

NATURAL GROCERS BRAND PRODUCT CATEGORIES AND OTHER UPCOMING PRODUCTS

Organic Coconut Oil fits nicely into the Natural Grocers branded line of groceries along with other grocery staples like organic bread, organic canned beans, organic frozen fruit, cheese organic and 100% grass-fed and organic and fair trade certified coffee. Other categories in the company’s ever-expanding private label include Natural Grocers brand household products, Natural Grocers brand bulk products and Natural Grocers brand supplements.

Other exciting items such as Natural Grocers brand sustainably harvested frozen prepared cod and shrimp, Natural Grocers brand bath bombs and new flavors of Natural Grocers brand organic chocolate bars are expected to hit stores until at the end of 2022.

ABOUT NATURAL GROCERERS

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) is an expanding specialty retailer of natural and organic groceries, body care products and dietary supplements. Products sold by Natural Grocers must meet strict quality guidelines and must not contain artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or sweeteners, or partially hydrogenated or hydrogenated oils. The company sells only USDA-certified organic products and exclusively pasture-raised, non-containment dairy and free-range eggs. Natural Grocers’ flexible small store format allows it to offer affordable prices in a friendly, clean and convenient retail environment. The company also offers extensive, free, science-based nutrition education programs to help customers make informed health and nutrition choices. The company, founded in 1955, has 164 stores in 21 states. Visit www.NaturalGrocers.com for more information and store locations.

SOURCE Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc.

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