Cold pressed / wood pressed unrefined coconut oil has caused quite a buzz in the natural health community, and for a good reason. But, it is important to understand the difference between normal cold pressed coconut oil and virgin coconut oil.
Words like ‘virgin’, ‘cold pressed / wood pressed’ and ‘refined’ on coconut oil jars can be confusing. Although both the oils are unrefined and made in a oil Ghana the method of extraction differs. The regular coconut oil is made from copra, which is the dried coconut kernel. Virgin coconut oil is extracted from fresh milk of the coconut and is considered a healthier option.
The process of cold pressing involves very strong pressure applied at a very slow rate – which gently breaks the seed to extract as much oil as possible. This process features the retention of flavour compounds, enzymes, and other phenolic compounds.
Health benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil :
It is full of good fats
Its heart friendly
Rich in antioxidants
Helps in controlling diabetes and acidity
Improves body metabolism
Aids weight loss
Can be used as salad dressing
It is a fantastic skin moisturizer
Increases immunity of the body
Nourishes and conditions the hair
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