The DME is the ONLY Extra Virgin Coconut Oil on the market that is hand-pressed and packaged within 2-3 hours of the mature coconut being opened, giving you a delicious, healthy, raw, certified-organic product free of any impurities or contaminants in the oil. No other processes have been added to purify the oil. By purchasing DME (Direct Micro Expelling) Coconut Oil, you are also helping to empower the local people in some of the tropical coastal communities, who are the custodians of unique endangered cultures, languages, reefs and rainforests. The coconut is the most sustainable agricultural resource of these communities. DME bypasses the commercial plantations and provides rural people with meaningful employment, a regular income and enhanced living standards.