The best refreshment than any other beverages, coconut water not only restores your body with the energy you lost, but adds as an extra hydrant to your body. It is healthy for diabetic patients too since it contains much less sugar than any other fruits. A recent study has found out that coconut water is equivalent to injecting a human plasma in your bloodstream. As it contains electrolyte, it improves the brain and nerves functions thus preventing cramps and muscles in your body.
Today coconuts are used not only serve the above purposes but also for confectioneries such as candies, jam and variety of sweets too. In India, Coconut (the fruit as well as the oil part) is one of the main ingredient in cuisines. Check out this site to know more.
Virgin Coconut oil and its benefits…!!!
Let’s have a look at the virgin coconut oil that is available in the market. As it says in the name, it is made from actual coconut meat rather than copra (which is dried version of coconut kernel/meat). Let me talk a little bit more further…
Normal coconut oils are prepared from Copra which can be dried by various processes such as sun drying, smoke drying or sometimes a combination of both. You further need to purify it to make refined coconut oil as unrefined oil are not fit for consumption purposes. To make refined oil the standard procedures are RBD (refined, bleached and deodorized). More chemical solvents are also used to remove the impurities of copra oil to make it ‘refined’.
Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil
Normal coconut oils are prepared from Copra which can be dried by various processes such as sun drying, smoke drying or sometimes a combination of both. You further need to purify it to make refined coconut oil as unrefined oil are not fit for consumption purposes.
Although there is no correct definition of virgin coconut oil, it can be achieved through some comprising process such as quick drying and pressing the oil out using mechanical devices. As the oil is taken from Coconut meat, high chemicals are NOT used for further refining of this oil. Coconut milk can also be achieved but the meat should not be dried and needs to be pressed at the initial stage itself to derive coconut milk.