What Type of Coconut Oil is Best? How to Choose a Coconut Oil

What Type of Coconut Oil is Best? How to Choose a Coconut Oil

Refined Coconut Oil vs. Virgin Coconut Oil

There are two broad categories of coconut oils: those that are mass produced at an industrial level and need to be refined, and those that start with fresh coconut and have much less refining. Yes, you read that correctly, less refining.

Coconut oil by nature is a refined product, because oil does not grow on a tree. Coconuts do. All coconut oils have to be extracted from the whole coconut, therefore technically speaking, the only truly “unrefined” coconut oil you can consume is the oil still inside the coconut meat from a fresh coconut just picked off the tree.

The term that is used for the least refined coconut oils is “virgin coconut oil.” Using similar terminology as is used with other edible oils, the term “virgin” was used with coconut oil back in the early 2000s to designate the least refined coconut oils in the market.

The definition for “virgin” coconut oil was originally developed in an Internet discussion group we hosted, and various people had input into the definition, including industry insiders, academic leaders, and others. The definition we all agreed upon at that time, was that “virgin” coconut oils would be coconut oils produced without dried “copra” as its starting point.

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  • Cure

    i had an impression that vco is made from undried green coconut which we use to drink coconut water. Since are fresh undried they must contain more anti oxidant, anti inflammatory and other properties more than dried coconut.

    Well i had read somewhere that if you keep vco at 17-19degree for 12hrs or so the AO and AI properties increase.

  • suramo

    In nature properties always change....like properties of unripe mangos are are different from Ripe mango.

    Khopra/copra is ripe/Matured Coconut.

    I guess both are useful...We should consume both....

    I eat coconut meat....now days its very cheap here....just Rs10 per nariyal.(Smaller Size)

    And use coconut oil for fish frying.

    I am still not convinced about VCO.....I think VCO is very convenient ....and useful for western countries...Where fresh coconut is not available .

    Instead of VCO we can consume coconut meat which will give us VCO plus other nutrients and fiber.

  • Cure- Fresh -green coconut available in USA - mostly in large cities at Indian and Chinese grocery store. Problem is most people do NOT the benefits --

    and can NOT go there every day or every week--too far from where they live. We also have fresh coconut water available -- drink direct from Nariyal --

    Virgin Coconut oil - available in American Food Stores and Health Food stores

    I just bought a bottle ( 2 pounds ) - just like Ghee - and take one or two spoons - any time feel like. to increase my FAT and Calorie intake.

  • Exactly this was my point champak

    VCO is meant for western countries where fresh coconut is not readily available...

    However..even here in India I purchase some 40/50 coconuts from wholesale dealer...you can store them for longer period...it works out economical.

    instead of going for green coconut I suggest go for matured coconuts.matured coconuts will give you more Khopra.

    You may also visit local indian store once in month or whenever possible and store matured coconuts at home...and consume as and when u like...

    If stored properly...matured coconuts have long shelf life..

  • champak

    Read this......

    Coconut oil by nature is a refined product, because oil does not grow on a tree. Coconuts do. All coconut oils have to be extracted from the whole coconut, therefore technically speaking, the only truly “unrefined” coconut oil you can consume is the oil still inside the coconut meat from a fresh coconut just picked off the tree.

    The term that is used for the least refined coconut oils is “virgin coconut oil.” Using similar terminology as is used with other edible oils, the term “virgin” was used with coconut oil back in the early 2000s to designate the least refined coconut oils in the market.

    VCO is least refined coconut oil....if you want truly unrefined coconut oil...go for coconut meat...it is tasty..satisfying ...added with many other micro nutrients and essential fiber for gut flora...

    No chances of adulteration... most cost effective....

  • Thank you - however --- Organic --VCO - is not that expensive --and most convenient -- eat any type One tablespoon - in between meals - or after coming back from gym ... too much saturated fat .. and 120 calories

  • champak045

    ahh...don't count calories... @anup always say calories in and calories out is failed theory...

    And I do agree to that...

    Further saturated fats are not harmful..

    I eat lots of coconuts and home made butter... cholesterol normal TG less than 100 HDL 54..

    And lost about 22 Kgs in one year...still losing...

  • I dont mind calories- I want to GAIN weight

    But NOT on belley

    I want to loose belly fat - 3 inches

  • No problem...I lost about 9 inches of waist.. :)

  • Means after boiling and fermenting VCO has better quality of AO than fresh coconut ...as it says that heat actually increased the AO in this case...??

  • Karch

    mere bhai thik se dekho. Not boiling. Keeping at 17-19 degrees.

    And this fermenting is not by adding yeast or curd. It means allowing to separate oil from milk passively.

  • And raw ones keep you full for longer ...try only fresh coconut in BF along with vegetables /salad...you will remain fresh and full for longer

  • IS it good to feel FULL longer and cut down eating ?? what about minimum required calories ?

  • 17- 19 degrees - Centigrade in India -- ? equivalent in Fahrenheit ?

    room temperature or cooler in refrigerator ?

  • karch he is talking about 17/19 degrees.....not boiling..... wo toh apne india mein normal hota hai....

  • karch but yeah....sometimes they do fermentation to separate oil...

    I know you are fermentation master...

    but then I say what is harm in eating fresh coconut meat???

    Yar bahut tasty hai....aaj kal sab bhagwan log khush hai...madir jake coconut chadhata hun....(apne khane ke lalach mein ;) )

  • Virgin coconut oil is better than coconut oil please go through the article given below

    Merit VCO Extra Virgin Coconut oil

    (Extracted from coconut milk)

    Merit VCO Extra virgin coconut oil (EVCO) has a myriad of healthbenefits. When eaten, it can help regulate blood sugar, fight heart disease, speed up weight loss, and improve the immune system. Used topically, it can dramatically recover the condition of both skin and hair, preventing wrinkles and making your tresses stronger and shinier.

    One of the best things about coconut oil benefits is the fact that it eradicates the need for some of the most toxic, potentially harmful and drying “beauty” concoctions out there on the market. Look on the back of any one of your shampoo or conditioner bottles and you will almost without fail find alcohol of some sort or another as one of the main ingredients. How does adding alcohol to a product that is supposed to moisturize hydrate anything?

    Another common culprit in most beauty products is petroleum- despite being a known carcinogen that potentially causes cancer, it’s in almost everything. Seriously, it’s in almosteverything; toothpaste, makeup, lotions, deodorant, clothing, foods…

    Merit VCO is a natural and effective way to lessen your exposure to toxins without having to sacrifice any superficial benefits of a beauty routine.

    It is important to choose a product that is cold pressed, unrefined, organic, and basically as minimally processed as possible. I highly recommend Merit VCO extra virgin coconut oil as it is as minimally processed as possible and also has no trans or hydrogenated fats.It is extracted from coconut milk.

    How to use extra virgin coconut oil for skin

    Pour the liquid oil into your hands and apply liberally anywhere you want to moisturize your skin.

    Surprisingly, you can use it on your face without worrying about breakouts. In fact, many people have been able to see some success in treating acne and eczema with coconut oil. This is likely due to it’s natural antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties.

    Another feature you might not expect from using an oil topically is that when applied to the skin, EVCO does not leave a thick, greasy or overbearing residue. It actually absorbs quite quickly and is not uncomfortable to wear under makeup or clothing.

    How to use extra virgin coconut oil for hair

    Merit VCO is excellent for increasing hair’s strength and vitality, and therefore it’s appearance of being shiny and free of splint ends and damage.

    The exact way that you use Merit VCO on hair is going to depend on the texture of your tresses and what kind of styling you’re after.

    For example, those with thin, fine hair would benefit from using this natural moisturizer as a conditioner that you apply one to two hours before doing a regular wash. To use this way, dampen hair slightly, and then apply warmed, liquefied oil to strands, particularly focusing on distribution on the ends where the oldest part of the strand is and where the most damage is typically found. Using it this way would make for healthier, more robust tresses that are more resistant to breakage and softer to the touch.

    If you have a thick, coarse, or highly unmanageable mane, you can use Merit VCO after hair straightening or as an aid to relax tight curls. Depending on how dry your locks are (the more dry it is, the more liberally you can use Merit VCO for hair and the less you have to worry about washing it out in order to keep it from weighing it down), you can use it as a washout conditioner, as a leave-in conditioner, or as a way to make strands glisten or to stay straighter for longer, via a more natural (chemical free) method.

    Adding this natural oil to your routine in place of overly processed, chemical ridden products is a great way to lessen your exposure to potentially hazardous substances, and it works as good as, if not far better than, any other comparable man made option out there.

  • thank u sunitar210

    Are you connected with this company???

  • They are now running a Givewaway Contest on forums.dlife.in/threads/mer... ;)

  • It is your website --right ? Do you agree and endorse that product ?

  • It's not about endorsement. It's an offer from the manufacturer as part of giveaway contest. Moreover, it's not a website but a community forum.

    There's one another manufacturer who had run a similar giveaway contest.

  • yes- but do you agree with Quality of product ? IF NOT should NOT allow - thats what I meant

  • You can check there about what people have said about the same.

  • is that a supplier - manufacturer of coconut oil in India ? - "" MERIT "

    is that Organic ? Virgin ?

  • The products are awesome. amazon.com/Coconut-Oil-Pets... and offers a lot of packages. We recommend you to visit the store today to get the best prices.

  • I tried this Sun beam brands they offer the best Coconut oil and it really works to me and to my pets. I will share their link amazon.com/Coconut-Oil-Pets... For more info just click the link.

  • Coconut Oil is high saturated fats. Saturated fats not only increase the healthy cholesterol (known as HDL) in your body, but also help to convert the LDL "bad" cholesterol's. By increasing the HDL's in the body, it helps promote heart health, and lower the risk of heart disease. for more details you may visit the link amazon.com/

  • That is NOT a link - for Coconut oil--it is generic website for 1000s products

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