What is the difference between Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and Virgin Coconut Oil? Absolutely nothing. In fact, when it comes to Coconut Oil, there is no such thing as Extra Virgin. The truth is, the only thing Extra about Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is some misleading Extra marketing hype.
Extra Virgin is a term that only applies to Olive Oil. It was introduced to distinguish a superior grade of Olive Oil that has a fruity taste and contains less than 1% Oleic Acid. To be certified Extra Virgin, Olive Oil must be taste-tested and approved by the International Olive Oil Council standards. Coconut Oil contains about 5% Oleic Acid so it would not meet the required standards, even if there was such a council to test Coconut Oil.
So what is Virgin Coconut Oil? Virgin Oil is another term for “Cold Pressed”. Oils that are extracted using mechanical methods with an Expeller or Press that do not use harmful chemicals are considered Virgin Oils.
Even though Extra Virgin Coconut Oil might sound better on the outside of the jar, we are more focused on making sure you’ll find the best quality Coconut Oil on the inside of each jar.
CoccoMio, we’re just nuts about coconuts and only the best will do!