What is Virgin Coconut Oil?
The biggest issue with virgin coconut oil identification is that there is no set standard on when a coconut oil can be called virgin coconut oil. This causes many low-quality oils to be sold as virgin coconut oil. The hallmark of virgin coconut oil is that it smells and tastes like coconut. The smell is generally mild and so is taste. If your oil has no taste or has very strong one then it is most likely not a virgin coconut oil.
However, commonly known, Virgin coconut oil or Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is made using the flesh of fresh mature brown coconuts. The word virgin or Extra Virgin is added in front to signify the purity of that the coconut oil has not been extracted by applying extreme heat and using harsh chemical solvents or Hydrogenated process. This is in simple terms means that the purity of the virgin coconut oil almost retains its natural originality for the health benefits and quality. Virgin coconut oil retains naturally occurring phytochemicals which also give this oil a distinct flavor and aroma.
Virgin coconut oil is considered to be the purest / non-adulterated form of coconut oil and expensive than RBD oil. Just like the tree where it came from, Virgin Coconut Oil is remarkable by the countless ways it can be used.