Coconut oil is a yellowish white solid or semiliquid that melts at 23 °C (74 °F). Unlike most other oils obtained from plant or fish sources, coconut oil has only a low percentage of unsaturated fatty acids and is up to 90 percent saturated fat. It does not contain cholesterol. Coconut oil is obtained from dried coconut meat, known as copra, that has been cleaned and crushed. While fresh coconut meat is about 50 percent water and 30 to 40 percent oil, well-dried copra contains 4 to 5 percent moisture and 63 to 70 percent oil. The oil is expressed from the copra chiefly by pressing and solvent extraction.
Size: 500 g