No coconut flavour but all the goodness!
There are several ways an 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find more specific information out in our FAQ section.