Certified organic and fair trade. Our whole kernel VCO is expeller-pressed from fresh carefully dried coconut kernel with the inside skin left on, resulting in a more nutritious and nuttier-tasting oil. Versatile and healthy, VCO can be used for stir-frying, sauces, baking and body care. Extensive field research in the tropics shows that people who follow a traditional diet high in coconut oil enjoy excellent cardiovascular health. Clinical research confirms that the saturated medium chain fatty acids (MCT's) in VCO, such as lauric acid, actually improve blood cholesterol by increasing the ratio of HDL to LDL cholesterol.