I asked TT about the differences between the Virgin and expeller pressed. Here is their response.
As far as the comparison between the Expeller Pressed and the VCNO, the EPCO still has the medium chain fatty acids/tryglicerides (MCTs) that are the major reason for the health benefits of coconut oil. These are what studies say increase metabolism, fight against viruses and bacteria, etc. What the EPCO is missing is some of the nutrients and anti-oxidant properties that are in VCNO, like Vitamin E, for example (although coconut oil is not a real significant source of vitamin E: Palm oil is better for that.) How much this affects the body is really unknown. The general rule in nutrition is that the closer to nature/natural the better. What we do know, is that many of the studies that have been done on MCTs and report their benefits have been done on regular (non-virgin) coconut oil, or in some cases pure extracted MCT's taken out of coconut oil. We also know that the refined coconut oil is what the Asian population for the most part consumes today, and in countries like the Philippines where it is the common cooking oil you don't see the kinds of thyroid and obesity problems that you see in the US. The customer testimonies and feedback we have gotten from our VCNO suggests that it is more potent than refined coconut oil.
As far as enzymes, neither oil would have appreciable amounts of enzymes, as enzymes are not present in the oil (see our FAQ: http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/faq.htm
regarding this). The Expeller Pressed does not have the taste and smell of coconuts: it is bland.
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