Our Centrifuged Virgin Coconut Oil is made from fresh coconuts that are shelled, chopped and then gently expeller pressed. The temperatures of the coconut flesh and the resulting coconut milk emulsion are carefully monitored to insure they do not exceed 40°C or 104°F. Once the coconut is shelled, it takes less than 45 minutes to produce the milk. The resulting coconut milk emulsion is then chilled slightly to 10° C (50° F) so that the oil will “pull out of solution” and separate. Next, the cooled milk, by use of a large centrifuge, is separated into a pure oil and a “skim” coconut milk. The milk is discarded and the oil is placed in drums for shipment to the US. The centrifuge works like a cream separator used for separating cream from cow’s milk. It requires quite a few passes through this chilled centrifuge to obtain pure oil, but the result is absolutely fabulous.