Virgin Coconut Oil Benefits

The Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) and DOST proved that Virgin coconut oil (VCO) has no cholesterol content so the public should not be worried. VCO is rich in medium-chain saturated fatty acid which is metabolized in another way from long chain fatty acid or LCFA. So MCFA does not produce cholesterol as explained by Dr. Trinidad, Scientist II of the FNRI-DOST.

Trans-fatty acids are not present in VCO just like in vegetables. The fatty acid content of VCO has been tested and approved by Philippine National Standards and Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Products Standards (PNS/BAFPS). VCO helps to strengthen the immune system. It can be added to salads as dressing or in some beverages such as tea, coffee or shakes.

You can use it as a moisturizer, cure a wound easily, treat insect bites and as a biodiesel engine fuel. [via]