The DME Standard for Coconut Oil

 DMEThe DME Standard is a set of quality and ethical standards that the Direct Micro Expelling method of producing virgin coconut oil achieves and the manufacturers adhere to. A “best practice” process guarantees an exceptionally high quality of oil for the world market, sustainable production for the operators, and maintenance of renewable resources for the earth

The DME Standard fully justifies the naming of Niulife coconut oil as “Extra Virgin”

DME extra virgin coconut oil:

  • Cold-pressed virgin oil produced within one hour of opening a nut
  • Real food that is hand-made and natural, raw and unrefined
  • Health giving — rich in the good medium chain fats, especially lauric acid
  • Not hydrogenated and no trans fatty acids
  • Less than 0.1% free fatty acid (FFA) level at production
  • Clear like pure water when settled
  • Natural mild coconut aroma and flavour
  • Production temperature less than 35°C above melting point
  • Keeps at room temperature for more than two years
  • Produced by small village units with easy-to-use DME hand-operated press
  • Produced where coconuts grow, empowering local families in their own business in remote areas
  • Reversing the trend of youth having to go to the cities to look for work
  • Gender-neutral, family ‘cottage industry’ processing – rather than big factories
  • A self-fuelling process that uses coconut oil, shell and husk as fuel
  • 100% renewable and sustainable energy source for producers
  • Certified Organic by NASAA Australia, an internationally (IFOAM) accredited certifier


Completely different from inferior products that:

  • Use copra as the starting point of their production process
  • Produce a crude coconut oil that has much higher free fatty acid levels (3%+)
  • Produce oil that has to be refined, bleached and deodorised (RBD) to be edible
  • Make oil that is produced days or weeks after the opening of a nut
  • Have their value added in urban-based factories that don’t empower rural operators
  • Are produced with high pressure, high temperature or chemical processes
  • Use non-renewable fuels in the production process


DME has set a new standard for coconut oil, both in production and in quality

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