Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) is the oil obtained from fresh, mature kernel of the coconut by mechanical or natural means, with or without the use of heat, without undergoing chemical refining, bleaching or deodorizing, and which does not lead to the alteration of the nature of the oil. Virgin coconut oil is an oil which is suitable for consumption without the need for further processing.
Virgin coconut oil consists mainly of medium chain triglycerides, which are resist to peroxidation. The saturated fatty acids in VCO are distinct from animal fats, the latter consisting mainly long chain saturated fatty acids.
Virgin Coconut Oil shall be colorless, sediment free, with natural fresh coconut scent and free from rancid odors or tastes.
source: Phillipine National Standard:Virgin Coconut Oil