How we make our Virgin Coconut Oil

Good information about virgin coconut oil can be found in Google and Wikipedia.

Even before they were called virgin our forefathers had used this method to extract coconut oil for cooking, for lighting lamps, to cure illnesses, and for beauty. The idea is no heat is used to extract the oil. But a little heat is used to prolong its shelf life, after the oil was completely extracted.

We used the same method to process our virgin coconut oil. Although research is going on to automate certain processes through the founder's capability, the elements of cold pressing (to extract oil), time (to separate oil, water, and precipitate), and low heat (for preservation) are still used. Our method will take one month to complete before we sell them to our customers. This oil is colorless. It has a guaranteed shelf life of more than 2 years.

A traditional Visayan method used extreme heat to conveniently separate oil, moisture, and precipitate (called lunok). The lunok were given to kids as candies. The overcooked oil called lana was used to light lamps and for liniment, but not for cooking. This oil is dark gold in color.

The table shows the fatty acid profile that is set by the Department of Science and Technology. We are in the process of getting certified to this standard.

 Common Name  Composition  Percent
  Caproic Acid   C 6:0   0 - 0.7
  Caprylic Acid   C 8:0   4.6 - 10.0
  Capric Acid   C 10:0   5.0 - 8.0
  Lauric Acid   C 12:0   45.1 - 53.2
  Myristic Acid   C 14:0   16.8 - 21.0
  Palmitic Acid   C 16:0   7.5 - 10.2
  Stearic Acid   C 18:0   2.0 - 4.0
  Oleic Acid   C 18:1   5.0 - 10.0
  Linoleic Acid   C 18:2   1.0 - 2.5
  Linolenic Acid   C 18:3   0.0 - 0.2


We adhere to the strictest standards of cleanliness. Anybody who enters our factory is required to perform a standard scrubbing procedure in our specially designed factory bathrooms before being allowed to enter. When you come to visit us, you will also be required to do the same.

(Photo shot: A group of hills in Sagbayan Peak, the sister of the Chocolate Hills. Both are found in Bohol.)