Hot Processed Virgin Coconut Oil (Urukku Velichenna) is available in 100 ml and 200 ml sizes. For other sizes and bulk orders customers may contact directly.
What is Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO)?
Coconut oil that we see in the market is produced by pressing the copra or dried coconut using expellers, which is the primary dietary oils consumed by lot of people. Coconut oil produced in this way is a good one and healthier compared to other expeller pressed oils, as the process do not alter the fatty acid profile, all the medium chain fatty acids are kept intact.
Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) is higher quality oil than the coconut oil produced by expellers and process starts with fresh coconut meat and not copra. The most common type of virgin coconut oil in the market is produced by drying the fresh coconut meat and then pressing the oil, as this can be mass produced. The other method is wet milling where coconut milk is extracted first and the oil is then further separated from the water. Methods which can be used to separate the oil from the water include boiling, fermentation, refrigeration, enzymes, and mechanical centrifuge.
Coconut oil processed this way contains special little treats know as phytonutrients and polyphenols, which have antioxidant, antibiotic, cancer-preventative, anti-inflammatory and other tissue-supportive and tissue-protective properties.
Ayurveda physicians, experts and even households in Kerala had been manufacturing VCO for medicinal and various purposes since several decades, by extracting coconut milk and then boiling at very low flame to separate the oil . The process takes 5 to 6 hours, this oil is known as urukku velichenna or ventha velichenna. The general impression is that boiling would degrade the quality of the oil. However, researches show that it is not true, most of the phenolic anti-oxidants present in coconut oil are thermally highly stable and simmering for a long time at a high temperature dissolves more anti-oxidants into the oil.
Easy ‘n’ Fresh Virgin Coconut Oil
VCO from Easy ‘n’ Fresh is produced by the above method, where water is separated and oil is produced by boiling at a low flame continuously. There are many advantages and health benefits in the oil produced by this method, some of which are indicated.
High in Lauric acid (content of human breast milk), vitamin E and anti-oxidants, supports immune system.
Best oil for baby massages and to use as a baby body lotion
It cures baby rashes and other skin infections.
Protects from hair damage and reduces hair loss.
Consumption of VCO increases fat burning.
Studies have shown that coconut oil can raise blood levels of HDL cholesterol, which is linked to improved metabolic health and a lower risk of heart disease.
Supports healthy thyroid function.
Preliminary studies suggest that medium-chain triglycerides can increase blood levels of ketones, supplying energy for the brain cells of Alzheimer’s patients and relieving symptoms.