Today, there are many types of vegetable oils such as coconut oil, soybean oil, etc. Among them, coconut oil is the most valued oil of quality use. What are the characteristics of coconut oil?

Betrimex would like to share with you useful information about the difference of virgin coconut oil compared to other oils, invite customers to learn!

A comparison between coconut oil (vegetable oil) and animal oil

Characteristics Coconut Oil (Vegetable Oil) Animal oils
  • Not soluble in water, soluble in solvents
  • Provide the same energy
  • Made from fatty acids (carbon, hydrogen and oxygen)


Contains less saturated fat, which produces less cholesterol in the blood Containing high levels of saturated fat causes increased levels of cholesterol in the blood
Contains many vitamin E, K Contains many vitamins A, D
Ability to reduce the amount of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the blood Increases the level of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the blood
Coconut oil is liquid in normal temperature Animal oils in freezing state at normal temperature
Readily oxidized Difficult to oxidize

Multipurpose use of pure coconut oil

Virgin coconut oil suppliers

Virgin coconut oil is the most commonly used essential oil for its healing properties. In addition, coconut oil is very versatile in many areas such as:

  • Beauty: Moisturize the skin and lips, combined with the mask for the skin, make-up removal, exfoliation, incubation and hair care, eyelash, ... You can use coconut oil by applying Directly to the skin or lips.
  • Prevention: Coconut oil is able to prevent and treat diseases such as sore throat, toothache, dermatitis, dementia, ... thanks to the effect of Lauric Acid and other essential minerals.
  • Culinary: Coconut oil is the perfect ingredient in increasing the taste and attractiveness of dishes. Can use coconut oil instead of other oils.
  • Activities: To make toothpaste, detergent, lubricant, deodorant, ...

Outstanding Benefits of Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) in Coconut Oil

MCT stands for Medium Chain Triglycerides, a medium chain triglyceride found most commonly in pure coconut oil. This oil has two main tasks:

  • Get into the body and metabolize, burned into abundant energy
  • Put on the body and stored as fat
  • MCT oil provides a very rich and healthy fat content. Normally, the neutral fatty acid chain contains 6-12 carbon atoms, here are some of the major fatty acids found in MCT:
  • C6: Caproic acid or hexanoic acid.
  • C8: caprylic acid or octanoic acid.
  • C10: capric acid or decanoic acid.
  • C12: lauric acid or dodecanoic acid.

Foods rich in MCT include:

  • Coconut oil: More than 60%
  • Palm Oil: More than 50%
  • Dairy products: 10-12%

Virgin coconut oil is the oil containing the highest content of MCT. Using coconut oil daily will help you and your family have a remarkable health and energy for all activities such as work, study and play.

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