More FAQs: Cocolicious Virgin Coconut Oil

 

1. How is your virgin coconut oil produced?

Our Virgin Coconut Oil is produced by the following steps: Coconut meat is taken from fresh mature coconuts. Coconut milk is extracted coconut meat without any heat (Cold pressed). Virgin Coconut Oil is extracted by centrifuge without adding any heat from coconut cream until all moisture is removed from the oil.

2. Where are your Coconuts grown? How are they cared for?

Our coconuts are grown and harvested in coconut farms by the waters of the Moro gulf, a pristine sea untarnished by development. Saltwater, as a natural fertilizer, provides the electrolyte requirement for the soil to grow productive coconut trees.

3. Is your Virgin coconut oil all natural and FDA approved?

Yes it’s a food supplement approved by the Food and Drug Authority.

 4. Are your coconuts grown without harmful chemicals and harmful fertilizers?

Yes, our farmer partners practice sustainable farming because its matter of survival.

5. Is the coconut oil made from fresh coconuts, not dried copra?

Yes, we use only freshly harvested mature 10-12 month old coconuts which contain a lot of oil.

6. Is there heat applied in the processing?

We use what is called a wet process where we  extract our oil from coconut cream from fresh coconuts. We do not add any heat to any part of the process.

7. Is it refined, bleached or deodorized?

Our virgin coconut oil DOES NOT undergo any of this process step.

8. Can I make cookies and cakes with coconut oil instead of butter or oil?

Yes, coconut oil is great as a fat replacer for baking, cooking, etc. Use a 1:1 ratio – for every 1 teaspoon of butter, use 1 teaspoon of coconut oil; for 1 tablespoon of oil use 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, etc

9. Is Virgin Coconut Oil your primary product of process?

Yes, virgin coconut oil com is our primary product of our process – meaning all the oil coming from the coconut meat is used to produce the oil, our raw coconut material is not a by or co product of a desiccated coconut process.

10. Does your virgin coconut oil contain anti oxidants?

Yes they do and even more as in our process we include the testa or brown paring layer of the coconut meat. Studies show this part of the coconut meat is quite rich in anti oxidants such polyphenols, tocotrienols, tocopherols  among others.  To read more https://tinyurl.com/vcotesta

11. Is your virgin coconut oil cosmetic grade?

Yes its both food grade and cosmetic grade.  It is an excellent carrier oil  and ingredient for natural cosmetic products because of its medium chain fatty acids, excellent skin absorption feature, and anti microbial feature as it interacts with the skin.

12. Does pure Coconut Oil turn solid when the temperature cools?

Pure Coconut oil changes from liquid to solid at around 24-26 Celsius or 74-76 F. This appearance at said temperatures is one proof that the coconut oil you have is pure and unadulterated.

13. How do I make my solid coconut oil into liquid?

The easiest way to do this if you only want a small amount is to put it in a bowl and put the bowl in a “warm bath”. (put the coconut oil bowl in another bowl that is filled with warm water).

14. How do I make my liquid coconut oil into a solid?

Keep the jar in a cool place or in a refrigerator.

15. How do you store properly?

Keep away from sunlight, just store in room temperature, always keep the bottle or jar closed.

16. Do you use any animal testing on your products? 

No we do not.

17. Is there a difference between Virgin and Extra Virgin Coconut Oil?

There really is no difference between in terms of overall contents of its fatty acids. The lauric acid content has more or less the same content in  pure coconut oil. The use of extra virgin for coconut oil is not yet defined by any industry or national standards. It is used loosely by marketers as it suits them.

18. What is the difference between virgin coconut oil and MCT Oil or Liquid coconut oil?

They are very different. To start with virgin coconut oil is an all natural food and has the most lauric content 45-50%. MCT Oil and liquid coconut oil are synthesized oils using coconut as raw material but they don’t use all the contents only fractions that pure coconut oil has to offer. Their lauric acid content is 30% or less. Please check this link for more info https://tinyurl.com/vcomct

19. Is Virgin Coconut oil good for cooking and frying?

Yes , it will give a slight coconut aroma to the dish.

 Taste, Intake, Digestion, side effects

 1. Is it safe to eat coconut oil directly?
Coconut Oil is a food it's not a medicine, coconut oil is extracted from fresh coconut milk from fresh coconuts. Coconut oil is the  same as eating Gata or coconut milk. If you are allergic to coconut milk or gata, please consult your dietitian or physician  for expert medical opinion

2. What are it its health benefits?
May help boost your immune system vs viruses and pathogenic microbes.

Studies show and ongoing clinical trials are proof of the promise of nature’s super food. Please see tinyurl.com/soaplikevco   and tinyurl.com/vcohiv

3. What is the recommended intake of virgin coconut oil?

2 to 3 tablespoons after a meal

For children or adults, who are not comfortable in eating pure oil start with 1 teaspoon or 1 tablespoon after meal then if they are comfortable increase to 2, until comfortably reaching the 2-3 tablespoon

Yes, coconut oil is safe just like any food taken in moderation. If a child or adult has any pre-existing condition please consult with your physician.

4. How does the taste of Cocolicious taste compare with other brands?

The reason that our VCO may have a different taste from other brands in the market is how it is processed.

Our VCO uses the wet process using the centrifugation method where heat drying is not used. The wet process method extracts the VCO  unrefined.

This gives our VCO a “raw” taste compared to other VCO brands. The raw taste comes from the lauric acid which is not masked by the release of the aromatic compounds of the VCO produced by drying method. However, whether VCO is produced by wet or dry process the lauric acid content in both remains the same.

5. What are the side effects?

For some first time users taking coconut oil it may cause LBM. LBM is actually  a good sign that of detoxing, where all the toxins, pathogens in the stomach are expelled. Drink water to hydrate. If LBM is prolonged, discontinue the coconut oil.

Some experience slight nausea for first time intake. Its best to take coconut oil immediately after a meal.

6. What is the most comfortable way to take it?

 For children or adults, who are not comfortable in eating pure oil start with 1 teaspoon or 1 tablespoon after meal then if comfortable increase to 2 tablespoons, until comfortably reaching the 2-3 tablespoon.

Yes coconut oil is safe just like any food taken in moderation. If a child or adult has any allergy or pre-existing condition please consult your physician.