Baraka Virgin Coconut Oil is 100% pure oil that retains the fresh taste and scent of coconuts, while other standard products lose the natural flavor due to the copra-based refining process. 100% cholesterol free Baraka Virgin Coconut Oil is nutritious, enhances your cooking, and helps you lead a healthier lifestyle.
All commercial grade coconut oils are made from copra. Most of the copra is dried under the sun in the open air, where they are exposed to insects and moulds.
The standard end product made from copra is RBD coconut oil. RBD stands for refined, bleached, and deodorized. Both high heat and chemicals (e.g. solvent extractions) are used in this method. RBD oil is also often hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated. Hydrogenated oils have been shown to increase serum cholesterol levels which contribute to heart disease.
One of the main differences between Baraka Virgin Coconut oil and refined coconut oil is the scent, taste and the nutritional value. Baraka Virgin Coconut Oil retains the fresh scent and taste of coconuts along with nutritional value, where as the copra-based refined coconut oils have no taste at all due to the refining process.