STORY OF ‘QUOQUOS’
Historical evidence favors the European origin of the name “coconut”, for no name is similar in any of the languages of India, where the Portuguese first found the fruit; and indeed Barbosa, Barros, and Garcia, in mentioning the Tamil/Malayalam name tenga, and Canarese narle, expressly say, “we call these fruits quoquos”, “our people have given it the name of coco”, and “that which we call coco, and the Malabars temga”.
VIRGIN COCONUT OIL
Virgin coconut oil (VCO), extracted from fresh coconut meat without chemical processes is said to be the “mother of all oils”. It is rich in medium chain fatty acids, particularly lauric acid and is a treasure trove of minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and is an excellent nutraceutical.
Differences Between Virgin Coconut Oil and Ordinary Coconut Oil:
1.Extraction: Virgin coconut oil , the raw materials and the process of extraction should not allow any involvement of heat. It is extracted directly by cold compression of fresh dried coconut meat.
2.Appearance: Virgin Coconut Oil is as clear as water
3.Virtues: Virgin Coconut Oil has a very good taste and smell, like that of fresh coconuts. Virgin Coconut Oil is very effective as a moisturizing agent. Its antioxidant properties are far better than those of normal coconut oil.
4.Composition: Polyphenol, vitamins, and minerals that contribute to the taste, fragrance, and goodness of coconut oil are found more in Virgin Coconut Oil than the its ordinary counterpart. Furthermore, it is richer with medium chain fatty acids, good cholesterol, and has almost no trans fatty acids.
BENEFITS OF VCO
Virgin Coconut oil is a powerful moisturizer that is beneficial to restoring dry or flaking skin. Virgin coconut oil helps to strengthen skin tissue more deeply and eliminate dead skin cells while absorbing quickly into your skin.
Virgin Coconut oil also helps to delay the occurrence of wrinkles because it contains antioxidant Vitamin E, known to protect skin cells from damage over time. The Vitamin E found in Virgin coconut oil soothes eczema, sunburn and psoriasis, and its antiviral and antifungal benefits even help to treat bug bites.
Virgin Coconut oil contains 3 fatty acids: capric acid, lauric acid and caprylic acid. Each of these acids kills candida, a common cause of fungal infection on your skin.