Virgin Coconut Oil

What is Virgin Coconut Oil?

Coconut oil is certainly not an unfamiliar name with most of us, but virgin coconut oil might be. Unlike what many of you might assume, it is not simply another name given to the ordinary coconut oil by some company just to increase sales numbers by claiming that it is the purest available form.

There is really a substance called virgin coconut oil and, if not entirely, it has some important differences from ordinary coconut oil. These differences mainly lie with the source (more specifically, the physical form of the source), the method of extraction, and its subsequent benefits. Virgin coconut oil is rapidly gaining in popularity throughout the world in comparison to ordinary coconut oil, and it is not without good reason.

The Amazing Health Benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil

  • Thyroid-stimulating : Research shows that coconut oil contains a medium-chain fatty acids accelerate that stimulates metabolism, gives you more energy.
  • Get candida in check : Coconut oil has a good quantity of caprylic acid in it which is well known to kill off excess candida by targeting harmful bacteria.
  • Lowers cholesterol : It is rich in lauric acid which protects your heart by reducing total cholesterol and increasing good cholesterol.
  • Helps with weight loss : Here is an interesting fact about coconut oil; even though it is a fat, it actually helps with weight loss! Read more here: Weight Loss With Coconut Oil. The healthy medium chain fatty acids do not circulate in the bloodstream like other fats; they are sent directly to the liver and are converted into energy. Thus the body does not store the fat in coconut oil as fat; it uses it to produce energy instead.
  • Helps keep diabetes in check : It does not produce an insulin spike in your bloodstream. Instead it helps control blood sugar by improving the secretion of insulin. Note: This is not a free pass to eat a lot of sugar and other dumb carbs.
  • Reduces heart disease : studies on people in the Pacific Islands found that their total caloric intake included thirty to sixty percent from fully saturated coconut oil. These Pacific Islanders have nearly non-existent rates of cardiovascular disease.
  • Gastrointestinal malabsorption diseases : Combining Vitamin E supplements with coconut oil through the skin proved to be a good alternative for those with gastrointestinal malabsorption diseases. Study in Canada 1999 University of Western Ontario.
  • Supports the immune system. It is rich in lauric acid, a nutrient that supports the body's immune system.
  • Good for the skin : When applied externally it forms a protective antibacterial layer protecting the infected body part. Also, coconut oil speeds up the healing process of bruises by helping to repair damaged tissue.
  • Nourishing for the brain: Studies show that it improves cognitive function, and stalls, or even reverses, neurodegenerative diseases in their early stages.
  • Ancient medicine : Coconut oil has been part of Ayurvedic medicine for 5,000 years in India.
  • Speeds Recovery : People in Panama drink a glass of coconut oil to protect themselves from illness as it is also believed to speed recovery from sickness.

Our Oil Specification

No Parameter Result BLOQ Unit Test Method
1 *Colour in a 1-inch cell on the Lovibond scale (express as Y+5R) 1.0   - IS : 548(Part 1) 1964 (RA - 2009)
2 Moisture & Other matter volatile at 105°C 0.1 - % by Mass SLS 313 : Part 3 - Section 5: 2009
3 Free Fatty Acide as Lauric Acid 0.2 - % by Mass SLS 313 : Part 2 - Section 6: 2009
4 Acid value 0.5 - mg KOH/g SLS 313 : Part 2 - Section 6: 2009
5 Relative density at 30°C/ 30°C 0.920   - SLS 313 : Part 1 - Section 2: 2009
6 *Refractive index at 40°C 1.4488   - IS : 548 (Part 1) 1964 (RA- 2009)
7 Iodine Value 6 - - SLS 313: Part 2/Section 2:2009
8 Peroxide Value ND 0.05 milliequivale nt/kg SLS 313: Part/ section 7: 2009
9 *Benzopyrene 1.12 - µg/kg GB/T 22509-2008
10 Total Plate Count <04 - cfu/ml ISO 4833-1:2013/SLS 516::PART 1 : 2013
11 Yeast and Mount count 8 - cfu/ml ISO 21527-2008/SLS 516Part 2 Section 1:2013
12 Total Coliforms ND - MPN/ml ISO 4831-2006/SLS 516 Part 3 Section 1:2013
13 E.coli ND - MPN/ml ISO 7251 : 2005/ SLS 516 Part 12: 2013
14 Salmonella Absent - in 25ml ISO 6579-:2002 AMD 1:2007/ SLS 516 Part 5 : 2013
15 Staphylococcus ND - MPN/ml ISO 6888- 3:2003 / SLS 516 Part 6 Section 3 : 2013
16 Fatty Acid Profile

a Caporic acid (C6:0) 0.7 - % AOAC 996.01
b Caprylic Acid (C8:0) 9.0 - % AOAC 996.01
c Capric Acid (C10:0) 6.2 - % AOAC 996.01
d Lauric Acid (C12:0) 49.1 - % AOAC 996.01
e Myristic Acid (C14:0) 19.4 - % AOAC 996.01
f Palmitic Acid (C16:0) 7.5 - % AOAC 996.01
g Stearic Acid (C18:0) 2.1 - % AOAC 996.01
h Oleic Acid (C18:2) 4.8 - % AOAC 996.01
i Lionleic Acid (C18:2) 1.1 - % AOAC 996.01
j Arachidie Acid ND 0.1 % AOAC 996.01

Step by Step Processing Method

  • Cracking the nuts.
  • Scraping only the white kernel part, if the brown kernel part is scraped the oil will become yellow (VCOshould be colourless).
  • Drying scraped coconut below 60 0C and reducing moisture less than 8%. If drying exceeds 60 0C, the colour of soil will change. into yellow and if moisture level exceeds 8% moisture level of the coconut oil will increase.
  • Cooling the dried scraped coconut up to room temperature.
  • Feeding the dried scraped coconut in to the pressing cylinder and pressing, this method is called Cold press method.
  • Filtration of oil. If not properly filtered, oil will become turbid.
  • Taking sampled and checking the quality of oil according to CDA standard.