Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) is growing in popularity as functional food oil and the public awareness of it is increasing. It is expected that VCO will experience a dramatic growth in the market.
Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) is extracted from fresh coconut milk obtained from mature kernel (12 months old from pollination) of coconut by mechanical or natural means, with or without the application of heat, which does not lead to alteration of the nature of the oil. VCO can be consumed in its natural state without the need for further processing. Hence, VCO does not undergo chemical refining, bleaching or deodorizing. Virgin coconut oil is colorless, free of sediment and has natural fresh coconut scent. It is free from rancid odor or taste. Virgin coconut oil consists mainly of medium chain fatty acids. The fatty acids in virgin coconut oil are distinct from animal fats which mainly consist of long chain saturated fatty acids.
Virgin coconut oil consists mainly of medium chain fatty acids. The most important medium chain fatty acid found in VCO is lauric acid. It constitutes 48 % of VCO. Lauric acid possess powerful anti microbial properties capable of destroying disease causing bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites. Researches show that the presence of medium chain fatty acids in mothers milk is the primary ingredient that protects new born infants from infections for the first few months of their life, while their immune system is still developing. Dr.Jon J Kabara, Ph.D of Michigan State University and Consultant, NORTH AMERICA has done pioneered studies on the antimicrobial properties of fatty acids in the 1980s. Two of his most important conclusions are that lauric acid is the most active antimicrobial fatty acid and that monolaurin is the most effective antimicrobial compound that can be derived from coco chemicals. According to him, medium chain fats in coconut oil are similar to fats in mothers milk and have similar nutriceutical benefits. VCO has considerable potential for therapeutic uses such as antimicrobial, anti-HIV/AIDS drug, for anti-cancer therapy and for the treatment of Alzhiemers disease.
Scope of the Report:
This report focuses on the Virgin Coconut Oil in Global market, especially in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa. This report categorizes the market based on manufacturers, regions, type and application.
Market Segment by Manufacturers, this report covers
- NMK HOLDINGS PRIVATE LIMITED
- Greenville Agro Corporation
- P.T. Harvard Cocopro
- SUN BIO NATURALS INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED
- Sakthi Exports
- NATURE PACIFIC PTY LTD
- Manchiee De Coco
- KKP Industry
- Genius Nature Herbs Pvt Ltd
- Harin Bio-Tech International Private Limited
Market Segment by Regions, regional analysis covers
- North America (USA, Canada and Mexico)
- Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia and Italy)
- Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia)
- South America, Middle East and Africa
Market Segment by Type, covers
- Virgin Coconut Oil
- Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Market Segment by Applications, can be divided into
- Beauty and cosmetics
There are 13 Chapters to deeply display the global Virgin Coconut Oil market.
Chapter 1, to describe Virgin Coconut Oil Introduction, product scope, market overview, market opportunities, market risk, market driving force;
Chapter 2, to analyze the top manufacturers of Virgin Coconut Oil, with sales, revenue, and price of Virgin Coconut Oil, in 2015 and 2016;
Chapter 3, to display the competitive situation among the top manufacturers, with sales, revenue and market share in 2015 and 2016;
Chapter 4, to show the global market by regions, with sales, revenue and market share of Virgin Coconut Oil, for each region, from 2011 to 2016;
Chapter 5, 6, 7 and 8, to analyze the key regions, with sales, revenue and market share by key countries in these regions;
Chapter 9 and 10, to show the market by type and application, with sales market share and growth rate by type, application, from 2011 to 2016;
Chapter 11, Virgin Coconut Oil market forecast, by regions, type and application, with sales and revenue, from 2016 to 2021;
Chapter 12 and 13, to describe Virgin Coconut Oil sales channel, distributors, traders, dealers, appendix and data source.