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There are several ways coconut oil is refined. Because coconut oil is such a chemically stable oil, it is actually very easy to refine it without causing oxidation or a reduction in the quality of the oil.
Blue Coconut refined oil is produced using a process commonly referred to as 'physical refining'. As the term suggests, this process relies on physical methods more than chemical methods to refine the oil.
The Blue Coconut refining process:
1. Coconuts are collected, air-dried and processed into oil by the Islanders. This is a very simple and traditional process where the oil is mechanically 'squashed' out of the coconuts, without the use of any chemicals or heat. This is performed by Pacific Island people using traditional machinery.
2. The coconut oil travels to New Zealand, where it is refined.
Firstly, it is passed through absorptive clays to remove impurities in the oil. It is then heated in a vacuum to separate the more volatile flavour oils, which are then removed by distillation. Citric acid is the only chemical used in our refining process -the same chemical that naturally occurs in citrus fruit!
Blue Coconut refined coconut oil meets European standards for pharmaceutical grade coconut oil. This means it can be used with babies, or the very sick, with confidence.
Coconut Oil FAQS
What are the health benefits of coconut oil?
Coconut oil is widely known for its many benefits. As a kitchen staple, and healthy oil alternative, coconut oil is fantastic when added to your daily diet or used to cook with. Coconut oil is known to help with increasing good cholesterol and maintaining a healthy level. It’s also known for maintaining your blood sugar level, improving liver health, and encouraging fat burning that can lead to weight loss.
Coconut oil is also widely used for a method called oil-pulling, an Ayurvedic method of rinsing your mouth with coconut oil to maintain gum health, remove bacteria, and improve overall oral hygiene. Aside from that, coconut oil also has topical benefits, especially for your hair and skin. It can moisturize dry hair and skin when used as a hair mask as well as treat inflammation and even eczema when applied to the skin.
What is refined coconut oil?
Just like how olive oil has different types, coconut oil has a variety of types as well. While all types of coconut oil have generally the same benefits, it’s good to keep in mind the different characteristics the next time you buy coconut oil. To put it in a nutshell, refined coconut oil is made from dried coconuts instead of fresh coconuts. It has a neutral scent and after taste, perfect for those who aren’t very keen on having a strong coconut fragrance and taste in their dishes.
Why use refined coconut oil?
Refined coconut oil carries the same benefits as other types of coconut oil, but you should consider refined coconut oil if you don’t want a strong coconut taste in your food. It also has a higher smoke point when compared to virgin coconut oil, making it a great ingredient to fry, sautee, and bake. You can deep-fry your food easier in refined coconut oil to get that golden and crispy finish. Also, you can even use refined coconut oil as an addition to your body care routine.
We pack a wide range of natural food products in our packing room including nuts, seeds, spices and coconut products. While we do our best to avoid any kind of cross-contamination, this can sometimes occur. Some of our products are processed on shared equipment before they come to us therefore cross contamination can also happen before products make their way to us. This means our products may contains traces of gluten, dairy, soy or peanuts. If you have an allergy, please email us before purchasing at email@example.com. You can also find more specific information out in our FAQ section.