Honest Facts

Coconut oil contains the highest concentration of lauric acid of any food. Lauric acid is well documented for its antimicrobial properties, giving it a unique ability to fight certain types of viruses and bacteria.

There are more than 17 grams of lauric acid, a potent medium chain triglyceride, in an entire 5oz bag of coconut oil chips, the same amount found in 2 tablespoons of coconut oil or in 1.5 cups of shredded coconut.

With 4,000 years of documented use, coconut oil has a vast historical heritage as one of the most important sources of dietary fat and is nature’s most concentrated source of lauric acid.

The medium chain triglycerides in coconut oil are broken down and utilized by the human digestive system in a different way than other types of fats.

With more than 4 times the antioxidants of a typical potato, this Purple Heirloom contains the same plant-based antioxidant compounds that give blueberries and pomegranates their vibrant coloring.

Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are abundant in coconut oil. They are fatty acids that act as a potent source of energy and are digested differently than carbohydrates.

Anthocyanidins, or bioflavonoids, are a class of antioxidants that are responsible for the pigmentation of various fruits and vegetables. This flavonoid is most often found in blue, red and purple produce such as blueberries, pomegranates, and the purple heirloom potatoes contained in this bag. Purple potatoes have long been cherished for their nutritional density: 7,000 years ago they were reserved for Inca kings in Peru. It is believed that all purple potatoes originate from the Purple Peruvian potato, native to the high plains of Peru and Bolivia, and have been actively cultivated for the last 8,000 years.

Sweet potatoes are a concentrated plant source of beta-carotene, the pro-vitamin that converts to Vitamin A; even carrots can’t beat sweet potatoes for their beta-carotene content. You will find 90% of the USRDA of this important vitamin in about 13 of our sweet potato chips.