As PureCoco Coconut Oil is extra virgin 100% organic it is not altered in any way. Virgin Coconut Oil is high in lauric acid, nutritious, it has a fresh, slight nutty subtle flavour without being over powering. Coconut oil is very heat stable and a healthy choice of oils to use for cooking. Botanically coconuts are not classified as a nut but rather a drupe. It can be used in your diet and applied to your hair and skin, it is extremely versatile.