KENYA – Amor Coco, one of the leading integrated coconut processing companies in Kenya, has launched Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and Coconut Flour to meet the growing demand of organic and healthy products.
Produced at its state-of-the-art processing facility in Kilifi, Coastal Kenya, the new products add to the company’s growing portfolio which includes High Fat Dedicated Coconut.
Amor Coco’s newly introduced Extra Virgin Oil comes with a host of health benefits such as boosting immune system, supporting healthy metabolism while aiding digestion and colon health.
With no additives used in the manufacturing, the product is extracted from the coconut kernel through cold processing, which ensures the “purest” form of edible oil whilst preserving the coconut taste and aroma.
The oil is suitable for a wide range of domestic and industrial application including sautéing, baking, stir fry and frying, making coconut butter, and as an oil or butter replacement.
The product is available in various packaging sizes from 250ml, 370ml, 700ml, 1lt, 2lts, 5lts as well as bulk packages of 20 liters and 200 liters. The company added that private label orders are also available.
Buying into the growing trend of increasing demand of healthy products, the company has also launched its new gluten free coconut flour available in four packaging formats: 250gms, 500gms, 1kg as well as 25kg.
Daniel O.Chida, Assistant sales and marketing Manager explains that the coconut flour is one of the company’s unique products.
“The Coconut Flour is manufactured though a unique process ensuring that it is 100% organic, contains 20% proteins, rich in dietary fiber, low in fat and gluten free,” he said.
In a market dominated by corn flour, Amor Coco’s Coconut Flour comes as a high-end product and can be found on the healthy food section across retail outlets.
The product is ideal for baking, making ice cream, gluten free cookies, pizza base & breads and grain free tortillas among other products.
Both products are available countrywide in major outlets including Chandarana, Tuskys, Quickmart and will soon be launching in Naivas and Carrefour among other supermarkets.
Commenting on the launch, Jane Sikolia Assistant General Manager said; “We are delighted to introduce our Amor Coco Coconut Flour and Amor Coco Extra Virgin Oil, which are the latest addition to our growing local brand portfolio.
“Inspired by our tagline ‘Made With Love’, the products are centered on our mission of becoming a leader in manufacturing and marketing of quality coconut based product.
“The local market is significantly growing, and consumers are increasingly looking for healthier products. At Amor Coco, we are looking at ways to diversify our product portfolio and give consumers quality organic and healthy products through our brand.
“We are also leveraging our strong research and development capabilities and will soon expand our portfolio into the beverage sector through the launch of locally produced coconut water.”
Amor Coco sources its coconuts locally and is currently working with over 1,000 coconut farmers in the coast of Kenya. The company currently has created over 100 direct employment opportunities through its facility, which has a capacity to process approximately 100,000 nuts per day.
Amor Coco has also explored market opportunities beyond Kenya into neighboring countries such as Rwanda, Tanzania and Mozambique as well as beyond the continent into Brazil, Italy, Mexico and Yemen among other markets.