Mesmara Virgin coconut oil comes with very nice fragrance, taste, antioxidants, medium chain fatty acids (MCFA), and vitamins, among other things. Coconut oil is certainly not an unfamiliar name, but virgin coconut oil might be. Unlike many may assume, it is not simply another name given to the ordinary coconut oil.
- Made from fresh coconut milk, not dried copra
- Chemical Free
- Pure white like fresh coconut
- Taste like fresh coconut
- Has a fresh coconut fragrance
What is Virgin Coconut Oil?
Virgin coconut oil is the oil extracted from coconuts without the application of heat. It is rapidly gaining popularity throughout the world in comparison to ordinary coconut oil and for a good reason. There is, in fact, a substance called virgin coconut oil and it differs from regular coconut oil in significant ways. These differences mainly lie with the source (more specifically, the physical form of the source), the method of extraction, and its subsequent benefits.
Extraction of Virgin Coconut Oil
The main difference between regular and virgin coconut oil lies in the processes of their extraction. While the former is extracted by cold compression or cold milling of Copra (another name for dried Coconut kernels) with a moisture content of around six percent, the latter is extracted from coconut milk obtained from fresh coconuts. Thereafter, using processes such as fermentation, churning (centrifugal separation), refrigeration, and the action of enzymes, the oil is separated from the water or moisture.
Difference Between Virgin & Regular Coconut Oil
Apart from the extraction process, which is the most important difference between regular and virgin coconut oil, let us explore a bit more about why they are so different from each other, yet in other ways remain so similar.
Mesmara Virgin coconut oil looks slightly different from ordinary coconut oil and this differentiation cannot be made with the naked eye. This difference is mainly due to the presence of certain colloidal and other particles and moisture within it. On the other hand, ordinary oil is refined and is mainly left with the fatty acids in it. Ideally, virgin coconut oil should be as clear as water. However, its color may vary slightly depending upon seasonal weather.
Mesmara Virgin Coconut oil has a very good taste and smell since it is derived from fresh coconuts and is subjected to very no heat and sunlight. It is also not refined. This preserves all the natural goodness of this oil, including its high content of vitamin E and minerals, which are otherwise robbed from the ordinary coconut oil during processes like heating, filtration, refining, and bleaching, done to make it colourless and odourless. Furthermore, virgin coconut oil is very effective as a moisturizing agent. Its antioxidant properties are far better than those of normal coconut oil.
Benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil
Since it is not subjected to heat or sunlight, and is extracted from fresh coconut milk with a different process of extraction, virgin coconut oil is certainly richer in benefits than ordinary coconut oil. It is higher in vitamin content, antioxidants (which are nil or negligible in ordinary coconut oil), minerals, medium chain fatty acids, taste, fragrance, and even the amount of protein. The shelf life of virgin coconut oil is very long, much longer than any other edible oil and its own variant, the RBD (Refined Bleached Deodorised) coconut oil. Also, it does not go rancid easily. Also Mesmara Virgin Coconut Oil contains high amounts of lauric and capric acid.