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Coconut Oil Guide
Choose the Right Coconut Oil

Now that youre ready to purchase virgin coconut oil, you go in the market and discover 10 different brands of virgin coconut oil. All look identical, each one promising the same benefits. So how should you make your choice?  What are the standards you should take note of? Read onwell-informed and smart consumers have no time to be confused.

There are several factors that need to be considered to guarantee that the virgin coconut oil you will use is of the highest quality.

Types of Coconut Oil

    • Regular Virgin Coconut Oil-This is the most common type of virgin coconut oil. This type follows the traditional method of producing virgin coconut oil. Low heat is applied in the extraction process so vitamin E and other antioxidants may be lost.
    • Premium Virgin Coconut Oil-This is also known as the extra virgin coconut oil. This type is manufactured without the use of heat so this brand is a little expensive and harder to find than the regular virgin coconut oil. Processing may take longer because no heat is used. This brand is recommended if one desires Vitamin E and other heat-sensitive antioxidants.
    • Enzymatic Virgin Coconut Oil-This type is made with the use of water soluble food enzymes without the use of heat. 

Note: All variants of virgin coconut oil provide essential health benefits, trans fat free and has a long shelf life.

Types of Coconut Oil

Regular VCO

Premium VCO

EVCO

Free Fatty Acids

0.5%

0.5%

0.5%

Harvest

9-10 mos.

9-10 mos.

9-10 mos.

Moisture Content

0.12 % or less

0.12  or less

0.12 % or less

Taste

milder

distinct

distinct

Aroma

milder

distinct

distinct

Clarity

Water-clear

Water-clear

Water-clear

Use

Can be used for cooking

Can be used for cooking

Can be used for cooking, dermatological and clinical studies

Affordability

Less costly

More expensive

More expensive

Refrigerator Effects

Inside the Ref:solid

 

Room temp. above 25 C/ 75 F: liquid

Inside the ref: solid

 

Room temp. above 25 C/ 75 F: liquid

Inside the ref: solid

 

Room temp. above 25 C/ 75 F: liquid

Storage

Room temperature

tropical or temperate

Room temperature

tropical or temperate

Room temperature

tropical or temperate

From the book Rx: Coconuts! (The Perfect Health Nut) by Dr. Vermen M. Verallo-Rowell

 

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