Virgin coconut oil, depending on its method of extraction, can be exposed to heat. Raw coconut oil isn’t exposed to heat.
There are several types of coconut oil on the market. The common labels are refined vs. unrefined coconut oil brands. Unrefined coconut oil is usually called virgin, or pure, coconut oil. Others describe their oil through its method of extraction; cold-pressed, expeller-pressed or centrifuged. Take note that expeller cold-pressed oils don’t necessarily mean “raw”. These oils can be heated to high temperatures during the extraction process.
Virgin coconut oil can be pure, like raw coconut oil, but raw coconut oil goes through the minimum amount of processing.
When we say processing, aside from the extraction process, it also means how many steps, machines or containers coconut oil goes through before you get the final product. This may mean that fresh coconuts are used as sources but how long do the coconuts gets processed or kept in the factory before it is extracted?
Skinny Coconut Oil is 100% raw coconut oil. Our coconuts are handpicked fresh by farmers in the Ben Tre jungle and taken straight to our nearby factory. Every coconut is processed through our patent-pending Nutralock SystemTM as soon as they are picked. This means it goes through the least amount of processing before you get it in your hands.
Raw and virgin coconut oil can both be pure, but they differ in their processing. Virgin coconut oil can be exposed to heat and undergo several steps during processing. Remember that the less processing a food undergoes, the higher the nutrient content and the healthier it is for you. Processing removes and destroys nutrients. Raw coconut oil is the purest form of coconut oil you can get, allowing you to receive the maximum benefits coconut oil has to offer.