"Virgin" is a word that has positive connotations in the context of oils, but the choice of this bio will be much more valuable for our health. And the difference is not in the details! Read why bio oil is better than virgin without this prefix.
Taste, but above all quality!
One of the biggest differences between bio oil and ordinary virgin oil is the source of its pressing. Bio oil is directly squeezed from completely fresh coconut. Such coconut is the healthiest because it contains many vitamins and trace elements. It is worth remembering that the fresher the coconut, the stronger its properties. A large part of virgin oils (not bio) is squeezed out of the chips, which not only changes the taste (the oil is "bland", reminiscent of the taste of suds, not coconut), but above all significantly affects its quality. Oil without bio certification most often comes from old coconuts, which are dried and preserved so that they can reach Europe. As a result, oxidized oil is obtained, which contains preservatives and impurities accumulated during transport.
It is not only the fact from which part of the coconut our oil is obtained that matters. It is worth looking at the country of origin on the label of our oil to be aware and not contribute to, for example, deforestation of tropical forests. The best choice will be a country where coconuts are an integral part of the environment from sustainable plantations, i.e. those in the Philippines that enjoy the highest quality. Of course, those with a bio certificate and others that guarantee quality, e.g. factories with an IFS certificate. The coconut drying method is also important. The traditional ones are the best in this matter, because the sun-dried coconuts compared to those dried on the fire are completely safe and do not contain tar-related impurities, e.g. PAHs.
The next time you buy coconut oil, keep the above information in mind and remember that it's often the details that determine whether our choice will be healthy and valuable for our body.