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How cocunut oil is extracted ftom cocunut

Asked by Mrinal Sarmah, 12 Oct '08 05:13 pm
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With ribe coconuts we can extract its oil.Do the following-remove hard shell and its water-collect its husk-cut in small bits-dry them well and take to the oil extraction mill.They will give you 600 ml or so oil for a Kg of dry coconut.Is that OK.
Answered by vayalale balasubramanian, 12 Oct '08 05:28 pm

 
  
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Most commercial grade coconut oils are made from copra. Copra is basically the dried kernel (meat) of the coconut. It can be made by: smoke drying, sun drying, or kiln drying , or derivatives or a combination of these three. If standard copra is used as a starting material, the unrefined coconut oil extracted from copra is not suitable for consumption and must be purified, that is refined. This is because the way most copra is dried is not sanitary. The standard end product made from copra is RBD coconut oil. RBD stands for refined, bleached, and deodorized. High heat is used to deodorize the oil, and the oil is typically filtered through (bleaching) clays to remove impurities. Sodium hydroxide is generally used to remove free fatty acids and prolong shelf life. This is the most common way to mass-produce coconut oil. The older way of producing refined coconut oil was through physical/mechanical refining (see Tropical Traditions Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil.). More modern methods also ...more
Answered by Dinesh Manaktala, 12 Oct '08 05:25 pm

 
  
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