Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Written by Josh Dodes
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The phrase "organic virgin coconut oil" suggests to most consumers that they are getting only the finest, most naturally produced product available. Sadly, when it comes to coconut oil, that may or may not be true. In fact, the term "organic virgin coconut oil" is no more or less useful than the simpler designation "coconut oil."

Here's why: in the coconut oil industry the term "virgin" has no recognized meaning. Without an industry standard to meet in order to attain this designation, virtually anyone can use the word with impunity. While this may seem like a small issue, an understanding of the differences between coconut oils helps explain why this issue is in fact centrally important.

"Organic Virgin Coconut Oil" Can Be Made in Different Ways

All coconut oil is derived from coconuts in two steps: the extraction of milk from the coconut meat, and the distillation of water out of the milk. However, there are different ways of accomplishing these steps, many of which involve processes as unnatural and nutrient-draining as refining, bleaching, and deodorizing. In fact, the oil that you are most likely to find online or in stores has been subjected to all three.

So while you may believe that you are receiving the full health benefits of coconut oil, you may in fact be settling for a diluted facsimile. Only oil that has been cold-pressed and distilled by centrifuge can accurately claim to provide the fullest range of health benefits this remarkable oil can provide. We encourage you to explore our informational links, and then to make a choice that truly improves the health of yourself and your family.

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