Virgin Coconut Oil (Urukku Velichenna)
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, with this method, the oil is extracted from fresh coconut meat without drying the coconut meat first. Coconut milk is expressed first by pressing it out of the wet coconut meat. 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 by wet milling process for medicinal and various purposes since several decades . The water from the milk extracted is separated by boiling at very low flame and continuously, 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 applicable since coconut oil is thermally stable. Most of the phenolic anti-oxidants present in coconut oil are also thermally highly stable and simmering for a long time at a high temperature dissolved more anti-oxidants into the oil.
Easy ‘n’ Fresh Virgin Coconut Oil
VCO from Easy ‘n’ Fresh is produced by the above wet milling 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.
We manufacture and deliver VCO only based on customer’s orders. These are available in 100 ml, 200 ml, 500 ml and 1 liter bottles. Kindly call us to place orders.