Mountain Rose Herbs

Coconut Oil Unrefined

Botanical Name
Cocos nucifera

Origin
Philippines

Method of extraction
Cold Pressed and Unrefined

Suggested use
Food and cosmetic use

Kosher Certified
Yes

This is a truly spectacular oil with a deep and mildly intoxicating scent of pure coconut pulp. It is one of the most revered oils for nutritional purposes. It has nearly the same benefits as our refined coconut oil, but it is more suitable for food use because of its cold pressed method of production, limited filtering, nutritional value, and its higher fatty acid content. Will melt at 76 degrees. This particular oil is raw, virgin, and unrefined. Has a pleasant, deep and full-bodied coconut aroma. If blended within skin care preparations at a high percentage, it may alter the scent of the final product.

Extraction Process
Fresh, whole coconuts that are sound and ripe are shelled and then pared to remove the brown skin. The white meat is then milled to fine shreds and dried at a temperature of not more than 100 degrees for an average of 2 hours and 30 minutes. This does not create a completely dried and useless meat, but rather helps in the evaporation of excess water, which is prevalent in the meat. After drying, the milled coconut is passed through a customized, cold process oil press where the oil is separated from the coconut at a controlled temperature of less than 100 degrees. The oil is collected in a receiving pan and pumped through a series of filter cloths, which results in a water clear coconut oil, known commercially as virgin coconut oil. The filtered virgin coconut oil is temporarily stored in a tank and made to pass through a final filter to remove any detritus left over before it is packed into its final drum.

Typical Analysis
Color- White
Odor- Penetrating coconut aroma
Free Fatty Acids- 0.09%
Moisture- 0.05%
Saponification Value- 253
Iodine Value- 6.1
Specific Gravity- 0.9
Melting Point - 77-79 degrees

Nutritional information (per 14 g)
Calories- 125
Fat- 14 gm
Cholesterol- 0 mg
Sodium- 0 mg
Carbohydrates- 0 mg
Protein- 0 mg

Fatty Acids
Caprylic- 4.6-10%
Capric- 5-8%
Lauric- 45.1-53.2%
Linoleic- 1-2.5%
Myristic- 16.8-21%
Oleic- 5-10%
Palmitic- 7.5-10.2%
Stearic- 2-4%

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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