Understanding the Composition of Virgin Coconut Oil

When you use the virgin oil, you have to understand a short background on it. It comes with the natural process to its creation, which means that chemical components and synthetic products were not used in any way to the creation of the oil. Coconut is the primary source of the oil, and is also considered to have been grown without the presence of any pesticides.

The coconut, itself, has a rich and diverse history. Centuries ago, it was discovered to be a primary source of fruit in the islands along the Western Pacific and the East Indian Ocean. Eventually, people from those islands used the oil for their cooking. Hence, it was the first plant extracted produce to have ever been used by mankind. However, over the centuries, the high amounts of saturated fat turned people away from it and shifted to the soybean oil.

Colourless and free of any solids seems to be the primary description given by the Philippine National Standard for Virgin Coconut Oil. Further, it is said to have this aroma and taste that is natural and full of flavour.

The Virgin Coconut Oil Composition

Organic Virgin Coconut OilRefined coconut oil is considered as the first type of coconut extracted materials. This is the oil that is not highly recommended by health addicts all over the world as it comes with a high content of bad fats and chemicals. It is usually derived from the dried kernels or copra.

The virgin coconut oil is considered as the second type, and is the more popular of the two. It comes with the medium chain triglycerides, which are thought to be an element that will help the body burn fat faster and convert it to energy. Lauric acid seems to be one of the contents that come with the oil. Said to be effective against bacteria and viruses, it is converted to monolarium, which is used by the body to improve the immune system.

Dry, wet milling and fermentation are three of the common processes used in the manufacture of the virgin oil. Fermentation is the most common and is usually done by leaving the oil to separate from the water and the solid components of the coconut milk.

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