What is Virgin Coconut Oil?
Coconut Oil is a traditional oil that has been consumed for thousands of years in tropical cultures, and the research on the health benefits of coconut oil has existed for a very long time.
All coconut oils have a few things in common.
- They are all made from the meat (white flesh) of a mature coconut (10-12 months after the flower begins to form a seed).
- Water, fibre and proteins are removed from the flesh of the coconut to obtain the oil.
- All coconut oil, once these constituents are removed, is stable at room temperature. Coconut oil is more stable than any other oil because it is predominantly composed of medium chain fatty acids which are “saturated” by hydrogen atoms and resist oxidation.