The best answer to this comes from Niulife, the inventors of the DME process and the company that I buy my coconut oil from.
What is the difference between virgin and extra virgin coconut oil?
The cheapest coconut oil is made from copra, the dried flesh of coconuts, and must be industrially Refined, Bleached and Deodorised (RBD) in order to make it edible.
Virgin coconut oil is made directly from fresh coconuts and is normally not further refined.
We call Niulife Coconut Oil ‘Extra Virgin’ because, like the best traditional cold pressed olive oil, it is made from the first and only pressing.
The Direct Micro Expelling (DME) system is the quickest in the world, producing delicious hand-pressed oil less than one hour after opening a coconut.
This process locks in all the natural flavour and goodness and produces top quality oil. No further processing is required and we believe ‘extra virgin’ is a legitimate description of this 100% pure and natural, cold pressed coconut oil.
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