Coconut Oil

Muhammad A. Darmawan, Kiman Siregar, Misri Gozan

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Abstract

Almost all part of coconut fruit has been industrially utilized. Coconut coir activated carbon and cooking oil are just a few examples. The health benefits of coconut oil are discussed in this chapter. Coconut oil contains some fatty acids such as lauric acid and antioxidants, which have biological activity on health. The extraction process is categorized as wet and dry extraction. Dry extraction produces refined, bleached, and deodorized (RBD) coconut oil, while wet extraction produces virgin coconut oil (VCO). Community coconut plantations are characterized by low productivity and underdeveloped plantation management. The production problem faced by the small coconut oil industry is the fluctuating price of raw coconut meat. Coconut farmers tend to sell copra to meet the demands of large companies. Coconut economic development can be achieved through increased productivity and high-value derivative products such as health and energy products.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiorefinery of Oil Producing Plants for Value-Added Products
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 1
Publisherwiley
Pages99-122
Number of pages24
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9783527830756
ISBN (Print)9783527348763
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2022

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