Coconut Oil Organic Neutral
Refined coconut oil is pressed from dried coconut meat (copra) and is almost always refined before human consumption. During the process of refining, much of the original coconut taste is removed, along with some of the micronutrients. Because copra is a cheaper raw material, refined coconut oil is also typically a lot less expensive than virgin coconut oil.
Coconut oil is rich in saturated fatty acids, especially lauric acid (about 50%) and myristic acid (about 20%). These fatty acids are so-called ‘medium-chain triglycerides’ (MCTs) because they are shorter molecules than the saturated fats commonly found in vegetable oils and animal fats (e.g. palmitic and stearic acid). This also explains why coconut oil has a far better health profile than its high content of saturated fats would suggest.
Ideal for frying when you want the benefit but not the coconut flavour in your hot food. Can be used as a natural spread substitute to margarine or butter. Great to add to smoothies, shakes, yoghurts, salads and curries. Can also be used as a moisturizer for hair and skin.
To melt oil, place jar in warm water. Use within 1 year of opening.