BREAKING INTO THE

VIRGIN COCONUT OIL MARKET

Starizons Limited is in the process of mobilizing coconut farmers to produce Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) for local and overseas markets. The industry will bring in much-needed income for families and also jobs for youths who have not been able to continue in their schooling or find a job. Women can start own businesses with income derived from VCO either by trading in the product or other products and services. Virgin coconut oil has many uses as food and has health and wellness benefits. It is also used as the main ingredient for soap, cosmetics and  skincare products

What is Virgin Coconut Oil?

Virgin Coconut Oil and its uses and its Health and Economic Benefits

Virgin Coconut Oil or VCO is much sought after oil on the world market because of its many uses. In fact, it is coconut oil in its purest form and differs in content and structure from other coconut oils because it is not altered very much in the process used to extract it from fresh mature coconuts. One significant factor is that heat is hardly used in the various VCO extraction processes

Chris Baria

Managing Director

STARIZONS LIMITED

"After mining was forced on our people back in 60s and 70s, My generation realized that development is not something your can transplant from elsewhere to here. The vision of development must come from us and our development and the development of our land must come from within us.


Development that is genuine is also holistic development. It must develop all faculties of the Bougainvillean and not just his economy but his mind and his spirituality and social outlook. What we often see is that in the name of development we often destroy our environment that sustained us for hundreds of year and may continue to do so in the years to come at little or no cost to us.


In Bougainville we must not rush to embrace development that is preached by outsiders who have no idea about our life and our value systems. We must build and grow our community from village and rural industries like agriculture and downstream processing of our produce to add value to them.


We must grow small industries like VCO oil to provide sustainable income, employment and livelihood for our rural people.


THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS US ALL

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Difference between Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) and Refined Coconut Oil

Refined Coconut Oil

Refined coconut oil is made from copra or the dried kernel or meat of the coconut. Refined oil is also referred to as deodorized or bleached (RDB) because of the refining processes which include drying and heating it has to go through before it can be sold. Refined oil is considered to be of lesser quality than unrefined Virgin Coconut oil. This again is largely due to the refining processes that removes the scent of coconut and it's taste. The process also removes natural properties of the coconut oil


Unrefined or Virgin Coconut Oil

is extracted natural from kernel or the white meat of a fresh coconut and goes through very little processing and hence retains it's natural scent and no chemicals are involved in its process making it almost 100 percent pure coconut oil.


Today Virgin coconut oil is much sought after product on the market among all oils, because of it's high saturated fat content. VCO also has antioxidants. It retains it's qualities because it cold pressed from fresh mature coconut kernel or meat. The milk containing the oil is then either left in a warm place to ferment and separate oil from the rest of the substances like curd and skim milk which sink below the oil during fermentation process overnight.

A mechanized oil centrifuge may also be used to spin out the oil from other constituents of the coconut milk.

Only a small amount of heat is used to remove water from the oil. However, nothing is added to the oil.



Why Virgin Coconut Oil?

Virgin Coconut oil has been chosen over traditional copra production as better option for local coconut farmers to produce at home because:


  • It doesn't take much to add value to  the product so that farmers can earn more from it than they earned from copra
  • Farmers can focus on production and not have to worry about marketing because whatever they produced is all disposed of as bulk Virgin Coconut Oil at Starizons Limited to worry about distribution and shipping to other locations.
  • Bougainvilleans don't like working for other people so it is good employment opportunity for family members and school kids on holidays to earn a bit of money.
  • As the demand for supply of VCO increases people will see the need for replanting of new trees to replacing aging ones that are not productive anymore.


So how did the idea of introducing coconut oil materialized?

Well, realizing that these trees were occupying land and not producing anything, Chris Baria, the Managing Director of Starizons Limited, which owned a rentral property in town decided that the best option for the coconut industry was for coconut farmers to produce Virgin Coconut Oil at their location. To sell their oil to Starizons Limited for export and sales to local retail outlets, the farmers must buy shares in Starizons Limited

Other Coconut Products

Coconut Flour

In the process of making VCO, there is often by products left over that can be used for making other high quality productions. After all the coconut is the most versatile tree on earth. On such product is coconut flour. It is made from the material which coconut milk and VCO are extracted The demand for coconut flour is increasing. Coconut flour was found to have high dietary fibre, much higher than oatmeal and flax seed, and is being promoted as a heart-healthy product in the USA. The colour of the coconut flour varies, depending on the processing routes. If the coconut flakes failed the standard microbial count for foodproducts, then it can still be sold as an aflatoxin-free animal feed component.


Coconut Water

Coconut water from mature nuts is another by-product generated during VCO processing. Coconut water is the liquid endosperm inside the coconut fruit. It comprises about 12% of the weight of the whole nut or 22% of the weight of the husked nut. The changes in the composition of coconut water at
different stages of maturity are shown in Table 8. Coconut water spoils/ferments very fast once the nut is opened so it is essential for VCO processors to know whether it will be set aside for further processing or whether it will be discarded as a waste product.

Processing of coconut water vinegar can be done even on a micro scale operation and requires minimal investment. For PICTs where coconut toddy is collected, the recommended process is to use three-day old toddy as a starter, since this is a much simpler and shorter process than theaddition of ‘mother vinegar’, which has to be prepared initially from a microbial culture. Processing of coconut water into a beverage can be done only in a plant operation and requires a much higher investment because special pasteurisation and packaging equipment are needed.

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