Crude Coconut Oil is produced by pressing the crude oil from the coconut's copra, which is the dried coconut meat. Typically, the pressing is accomplished through the use of an expeller press.
After the crude coconut oil has been expressed, it is then "refined" which eliminates contaminants or other impurities. Once further processed by refining, the product is called RBD (Refined) Coconut Oil. From RBD Coconut Oil, this can be further transformed to create Specialty Fats.
Virgin coconut oil is known for its pleasant fragrance and taste, as well as its healthy antioxidants, medium-chain fatty acids, and vitamins. While coconut oil is certainly not a foreign to most, virgin coconut oil might sound unfamiliar. It is not simply another name given to the ordinary coconut oil by some company just to increase sales numbers, as many may assume.
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. Virgin coconut oil 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.
FFA (As Lauric) 4.0% max
M & I 0.5% max.
Iodine value (Wijs) 7.5-10.5
Colour (5 ¼” Lovibond Cell) 15 Red max.