Lilac Naturals Virgin Coconut Oil is sourced from Tamil Nadu and different other farms from South India after extensive travel, research and scrutiny, before sourcing we make sure that we visit the Place so that we can bring the best to our consumers. once we bring it to our facility, we pack them in small containers with utmost love and care so that it could be made readily available to our customers, while sourcing the Virgin coconut Oil we have always kept in mind and do try sourcing it from small farmers who do not at all compromise on their quality and need support for their livelihood. Virgin coconut oil preserves the virtues of the coconut milk and does not let it get harmed by the heating processes that regular coconut oil undergoes. This is made possible via cold-processed technology, which exterminates the need of heating elements in the coconut milk extraction process and ensures its natural goodness remains intact.
Difference between Virgin Coconut oil and Coconut oil
1. Extraction method
Regular coconut oil is made from dried coconut kernel called ‘copra’. The copra is pressed, extracted oil is refined, decolourized and bleached. This process makes it suitable for consumption but extracts all the natural values. On the other hand, virgin coconut oil is extracted from the fresh milk of coconut using cold process which maintains all the natural constituents, aroma, and antioxidants of the oil.
The energy content of both virgin coconut oil and regular oil is the same. However, since normal coconut oil is hydrogenated, it may contain some trans-fat. But virgin coconut oil is rich in medium-chain fatty acids, has good cholesterol and almost negligible amounts of trans fatty acids.
Though both normal and virgin coconut oil look similar, the former one may have a bit more colour. Also, virgin coconut oil is non-greasy and is lighter in viscosity.
As virgin coconut oil is extracted from coconut milk, it has better aroma and taste as compared to the regular one. Also, virgin coconut oil has a luscious, tropical coconut scent and flavour. On the other hand, the normal one has artificial scent and flavour.
Some Key Benefits of virgin coconut oil
Virgin coconut oil helps in healthy functioning of the thyroid and endocrine systems, and increases the body’s metabolic rate; hence helping in reducing weight.
The antioxidants present in virgin coconut oil reduce inflammation and Medium Chained Fatty Acid (MCFA) of coconut oil do not need the pancreatic enzymes to be broken down, so taking organic coconut oil eases the strain on the pancreas.
- coconut oil moisturizes and nourishes the scalp with essential proteins and repairs the damages thus giving the hair its natural shine and radiance.
- Virgin coconut oil is abundant in Vitamin E and is not only a wonderful face cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen, but it can treat many skin disorders such as eczema and dandruff.
- The MCFAs in virgin coconut oil accelerates metabolism, which increases energy and stimulates thyroid function.
The high amount of lauric acid in extra virgin coconut oil also helps the heart by reducing total cholesterol and increasing good cholesterol.