047: How coconut oil can help your health with Raj Singh

Coco Veda

In this episode, we talk to Raj Singh. He is the head of global strategy, international business development and marketing at Coco Veda a social enterprise established in the Philippines, with over 100 coconut-based products,  

During this episode, we take a look at coconuts and coconut oil and what we need to look out for when purchasing coconut oil to ensure we get the best value for money.  

Final Five

1.What is one social media platform that you follow?

 Raj Singh

2.What is your hope for mama earth going forward?

 We would like to extend what we are doing, collaborate with people in the coconut industry and do that starting from a governmental level. Get engaged with government. Feed that into academia and universities from a research point of view and bring in medical health care academic professionals. 

3.What advise can you give our crazy birds this week to help out mama earth?

 Maybe try our products. 

4.What is one sustainability fact that you like to use in a room with people not yet on a sustainability journey?

Sustainability is not just about the planet and the environment, the buildings and all. It is really about the people as well. 

5.Where can people find you?






Key Take Away

“There are different kinds of coconut oil. The word coconut oil is loosely used”

When we look at the different coconut oil. We need to make sure that we get what we pay for. There are some brands that will market their coconut oil as a specific type but in actual fact, it might not be a 100% correct. A better quality coconut product would have a lot more health benefits and is also more likely to last longer.

About the author, Mariska

Hi and welcome! My name is Mariska. I am originally from South Africa, but now call the world my home. I am an artist, designer, environmentalist, podcast host and speaker.

I started the Mama Earth Talk podcast in 2018 to share some of the things that I learned about just how easy it can be to reduce your impact on the environment. This then quickly grew into a forum that showcases the amazing things that many people are doing to make the planet better, and further into a source of hope and inspiration for many. A few of the amazing guests include Zero Waste Queen, Bea Johnson, Claude Silver, Kathryn Kellogg and zero waste chef Max La Manna.

If you do not already I urge you to follow me and my journey on social media (@designbymariska), and to refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle and rot your own waste using the handy tips I post!

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