Virgin coconut oil is extracted from fresh coconuts by the process of cold-pressing, which does not involve the application of heat. This ensures that all the beneficial nutrients and enzymes of the fresh coconuts remain intact in the oil. It is the purest and freshest form of coconut oil which is mild, non-sticky and more effective than ordinary coconut oil.
Virgin coconut oil unlike ordinary coconut oil is extracted from fresh green coconuts through a process called ‘cold-pressing’ where no heat is required. Virgin coconut oil differs from ordinary coconut oil with regards to the source. The process of extraction and the benefits related to virgin coconut oil varies from ordinary coconut oil. Virgin coconut oil is 100% natural, unbleached and unrefined. It is colourless with a sweet fresh aroma unlike coconut oil.
Extraction: The extraction processes of ordinary coconut oil and VCO are completely different. Ordinary coconut oil is extracted from dried coconut kernels (copra) through the process of cold compression or cold milling. VCO is extracted from fresh coconuts through fermentation, enzymatic extraction, centrifugal separation and refrigeration. In few cases, the fresh oil is separated from water or moisture through evaporation. Appearance: Generally it is difficult to differentiate, but ideally VCO should be colourless. Nutrients: In VCO, the natural nutrients like Vitamin E and minerals of the oil are preserved. But in ordinary coconut oil, these nutrients are destroyed during the process of heating, filtration, refining and bleaching. Taste & Aroma: VCO has an excellent, mild coconut taste and a sweet aroma whereas refined coconut oil is colourless and deodorized. Composition: VCO is rich in medium chain fatty acids (MCTs), good HDL levels and has no trans fats. Few vitamins, minerals and polyphenols that add to the aroma, taste, and nutrition are more in virgin coconut oil than ordinary coconut oil.
Virgin Coconut oil starts solidifying below 25 degree Celsius. Above that temperature it is liquid and below it, it is solid. This is why coconut oil often solidifies in winter and stays liquid in Indian summers. In winter, place the bottle in a bowl of warm water to liquify it. Frozen or liquid, virgin coconut oil has the same benefits.
No, coconut oil does not need to be refrigerated. Virgin Coconut oil is the least susceptible to oxidation of any plant oil. Its natural antioxidants give it the longest shelf life of any plant oil.
Due to its process of extraction, virgin coconut oil is more beneficial than ordinary coconut oil. No heat is applied while extracting coconut oil from fresh green coconuts. This makes virgin coconut oil high in vitamins, minerals and proteins. It consists of antioxidants and medium chain fatty acids (MCTs), a mild taste and sweet fragrance unlike ordinary coconut oil which comes refined, deodorized and bleached. Virgin coconut oil has a longer shelf life than other edible oils like ordinary coconut oil. Since virgin coconut oil has high concentration of lauric acid and capric acid, there is a possibility of it being used for the treatment of AIDS in the near future.  
Kills harmful microorganisms: Virgin Coconut oil contains lauric acid which, when digested forms Monolaurin that kills harmful bacteria, fungi and viruses in the body. Regulates metabolism: It helps to boost the metabolic rate of the body due to which the old cells are replaced by new ones very fast. Keeps appetite in check: The presence of fatty acids in the oil, help control appetite and maintain its balance which in a way controls body weight as well. Build muscles and provide energy: The MCTs in the oil boost the fat burning process in the body and assist in building muscles and provide energy. Diabetes control: It regulates the secretion of insulin which reduces the risks associated with diabetes. Reduce seizures: The MCTs in the oil increases the concentration of ketone bodies which help control seizures in epileptic children. Improves digestion process: Regular intake of the oil can reduce hyperthyroidism and improve bowel syndrome. Reduced risk of heart disease: It increases the good cholesterol level (HDL) and reduces the bad cholesterol level (LDL) in the body, thereby reducing the risk of heart disease.
Virgin coconut oil is a wonderful natural beauty aid. Moisturizes dry skin: It serves as a powerful chemical free moisturizer for all skin types. Prevents premature ageing: Regular usage keeps the skin wrinkle free and prevents early skin sagging. Prevents bacterial and fungal infections: Its antifungal and antibacterial properties provide resistance against germs entering the body. Conditions hair: It is a natural leave-in conditioner for all hair types. Reduces dandruff: The antioxidants in the oil eliminate dandruff from the scalp. Prevents sun damage: It acts as a natural sunscreen for the hair with an SPF of 8. Reduces stretch marks: Rub it on the areas with stretch marks regularly to reduce them. Stimulates hair growth: Regular massage can boost scalp circulation and improve hair follicles.
No. Virgin Coconut Oil often called the miracle oil is in fact a healthy oil. The MCTs (medium chain triglycerides) present in the oil do not raise bad cholesterol and rather increase HDL (good cholesterol level) in the body. Moreover, coconut oil is easily digested and is not deposited as fat in the arteries because it gets metabolised directly.
No. Consuming coconut oil does not contribute to weight gain. In fact, it helps to aid weight loss. Coconut oil boosts metabolism and reduces appetite which eventually leads to weight loss. Responsible diet and regular exercise are of course needed as well.
Nirmal Virgin Coconut Oil can be used in a variety of ways. You can consume it raw, bake with it, fry with it, add it to salads etc. You can also apply the oil to your hair and skin for natural moisturisation. Regular application of virgin coconut oil reduces the appearance of stretch marks and can even keep acne at bay. It is also a fantastic massage oil- for both adults and babies.
Yes! You’ll see the best results of Nirmal Virgin Coconut oil if you consume 2 teaspoons of it raw every morning before breakfast.
Yes! You can cook with virgin coconut oil. Use in place of other vegetable oils, use as salad dressing, in chutney powders, with rotis/chapatis instead of oil, and even as a baking substitute for cakes, muffins, breads.
Yes! Adding virgin coconut oil to salad dressings is a great way to give a boost to your health and intake essential vitamins while enhancing the taste of the salad.
Unlike olive oil, virgin coconut oil has a high smoke point and hence it can be used for deep frying purposes.
Virgin Coconut Oil is a great massage oil for babies since it naturally has immunity boosting, antifungal and antibacterial properties. It not only protects babies from diseases but also facilitates healthy growth.
Yes, Nirmal Virgin Coconut Oil is safe for babies to consume. You can even give it to babies under 2 years of age.
You can consume virgin coconut oil throughout the day, but for the best results, consume 2 teaspoons every morning before breakfast.
Yes, you can and with great health benefits. SImply replace other oils or butter in a 1:1 ratio. Either melt it or use it at room temperature depending on your needs. Keep in mind coconut oil mixes well when the rest of your ingredients are at room temperature.
No! VCO is a very stable oil with a long shelf life. The bits floating at the bottom are simply coconut fibres and are completely normal.
Nirmal Virgin Coconut Oil is safe to use upto 18 months from the date of manufacture.
In India, Nirmal VCO is available in Glass and HDPE Bottles .
Glass Bottle is available in 250 ML & 500 ML sizes in narrow neck and wide mouth bottles.
HDPE Bottle ( Export Quality Recyclable High-density polyethylene) is available in 50 ML , 100 ML, 250 ML, 500 ML and 1 Litre sizes.
VCO is a very stable oil with a long shelf life. However, if you are uncertain, smell and taste the oil. If there are no unpleasant smells or strange taste, then the oil is most likely fine to use. Also check the colour. If the previously colourless oil has started to turn yellow, it may be time to replace your bottle.
Nirmal VCO does not have any added solvents or chemicals since it is extracted from freshly grated coconut sap through the cold pressing process. The oil is made of 100% coconut and nothing else. It has no preservatives.
Nirmal VCO is made from the freshest coconuts in Kerala. We follow a cold-pressed process which involves no application of heat. The resultant oil is completely natural, chemical, solvent and preservative free. Hence, it is totally safe to consume and apply.