Virgin coconut oil virgin coconut oil - inroduction virgin coconut oil is known for its nice fragrance, taste, antioxidants, medium chain fatty acids (mcfa), and vitamins. Virgin coconut oil derived through a "wet-milling" process. "Coconut milk" is expressed first by pressing it out of the fresh coconut meat. The oil is then further separated from the water by mechanical centrifuge. It does not undergo any chemical refining, bleaching, deodorizing or hydro-generation process. It is free from trans fatty acids it has about 50% lauric acids, qualities similar to mother's milk it retains all the essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and polyphenaols (antioxidants). What is so special about virgin coconut oil? Since it is not subjected to heat, sunlight, and being extracted from fresh coconuts with a different process of extraction, virgin coconut oil is certainly richer in benefits than ordinary coconut oil. It is higher in vitamin content, antioxidants (which is nil or negligible in ordinary coconut oil), minerals, medium chain fatty acids, taste, fragrance, and even the amount of protein. The shelf life of virgin coconut oil is very long, much longer than any other edible oil and the regular coconut oil. Speciality of vco it has got a light texture, sweet fragrance and taste of a fresh coconut. It has a good shelf life exceeding up to two years and does not turn rancid or stale it is considered as an amazing rejuvenation and healing oil the virgin coconut oil is hundred percent pure and edible. It can be used for cooking, frying and baking it can also be consumed as raw.