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Virgin vs Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

coconut-oil-12oz-unrefined-new-old.pngAfter looking at our new packaging you might be asking yourself, “What is the difference between Virgin & Extra Virgin Coconut Oil?” and “Why did Carrington Farms change their packaging from Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and replace it with Organic Virgin Coconut Oil?”

Truth is it is the exact same product inside both the old and the new packaging!

When Carrington Farms first started producing Coconut Oil way back in the early 2000’s, the widely accepted term for the purest oil was Extra Virgin.  However, in the USA, the term “extra virgin” is not regulated as it applies to coconut oil.  So, now that Coconut Oil is a household staple, the term "extra virgin" applied to coconut oil is virtually meaningless.  We feel that “virgin” coconut oil as is referenced in the rest of the world connotes the purity of our organic product and complies better with labeling regulations.

There are two types of coconut oil -- virgin and refined. Carrington Farms organic virgin coconut oil, or VCO, is made by cold-pressing the liquid from the meat of young coconuts, then filtering up to 4 times prior to packaging, to create a clean, fresh oil.  Refined, bleached and deodorized, or RBD, oil is made from the coconut copra or dried kernel and is a mechanical process where using a diatomaceous clay the odor and flavor of coconut is removed.

Rest assured, the Carrington Farms Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil in the new packaging is the same great product you have always loved.