Virgin Coconut Oil



  • Virgin coconut oil - VCO is the naturally processed, chemically free and additive free product from fresh coconut meat or its derivatives which has not undergone any chemical processing after extraction
  • Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) is extracted from fresh coconut milk obtained from
  • matured coconut of 12 months old. VCO can be consumed in its natural state without the need for further processing.
  •  The different processes involved in VCO production are Hot processing method, Natural fermentation method, Centrifugation process, and extraction from dried grating (EOG) method.
  • The choice of the technology to be adopted depends to a great extent on the scale of operation, the degree of mechanization, the amount of investment available and the market demand
  • The raw material will be matured coconut. The coconut is dehusked and deshelled prior to being used as a raw material for VCO extraction. Five hundred coconuts yield about 100 kg kernel/gratings and 20 liters of VCO. The proposed processing unit will be having the capacity of processing 500 nuts daily
  • Virgin coconut oil is known for its medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). The most important medium chain fatty acid found in VCO is lauric acid. It constitutes 48 % of VCO.
  • Lauric acid possesses powerful antimicrobial properties capable of destroying disease-causing bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites.
  • Virgin coconut oil is colorless, free of sediment and has natural fresh coconut scent. It is free from rancid odor or taste
  • VCO has considerable potential for therapeutic uses such as antimicrobial, anti-HIV/AIDS drug, for anti-cancer therapy and for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
  • VCO is the best possible remedy for various skin ailments.
  • The demand for VCO in the international market has increased considerably
  • The European market for virgin coconut oil has grown significantly over the last years. This is mainly because of growing consumer attention to healthier diets. Initially, virgin coconut oil was only available at health shops. Virgin coconut oil has now become popular in mainstream supermarkets and its industrial applications are growing.
  • Virgin coconut oil is transported mainly in steel drums (example: 200 liters) or high-density polyethylene (HDPE) drums (example: 20 liters). But buyers might have specific packaging requirements.
  • The major export destinations are US, Japan, Australia, UK and UAE
  • About Virgin Coconut Oil
  • Coconut Sector
Product Information
  • Product of UK - COA
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  • Quality characteristics of virgin coconut oil: Comparisons with refined coconut oil
  • Organic, cold pressed (virgin) coconut oil - specification
Material Safety Data sheets
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  • Virgin Coconut Oil - UK
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Company - Products, Manufacturers
  • Manufacturer - Organic Extra
  • Virgin Coconut Oil
  • Company in Philippines
  • Manufacturer - VCO
  • Exporter(s)
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Project Information 
  • Virgin Coconut Oil project outline
  • Sample Project profile
  • Project Brief: Virgin Coconut Oil Extraction
  • Production Manual
Plant & Machinery Suppliers
  • Design and Fabrication of Portable Virgin Coconut Oil Extracting Machine
  • Machinery supplier - India
  • Machinery supplier - USA
  • Machinery supplier - India
  • Machinery supplier - Coimbatore
  • Machinery from Kerala
  • Machinery Suppliers
Applications & Market Scenario
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  • The Effects of Oral Virgin Coconut Oil Supplementation on Leprosy Patients
  • Potential of Virgin Coconut Oil in the Production of Lacquer Enamel Paint
  • Exporting to Europe
  • Market Brief
  • Virgin coconut oil: emerging functional food oil -Trends
  • Market Situation
  • Physico-chemical and quality characteristics of virgin coconut oil – A Malaysian survey
  • Flow chart of the production chain of coconut oil products for feed application in the EU