RBD coconut oil
There are many coconut oil products on the market. We need to understand and know because various products are processed in different ways. Among the various vegetable oils available in the market, coconut oil especially organic extra VCO containing MCT occupies a special place because it contains about 100 percent medium-chain saturated fatty acids (MCFA).
Lauric acid, a part of MCFA, is a medium chain fatty acid that can be converted directly into energy in our cells. Lauric acid can also be converted into monolaurin compounds to increase the body’s immunity against viruses, bacteria, and protozoa.
Based on the method of manufacture, Ir. Winarno, an alumnus of Food Technology from the Bogor Agricultural Institute, said that there are at least three types of coconut oil. 1. Industrial coconut oil. This oil is made with copra as raw material through the RBD coconut oil process (refining, bleaching and deodorizing). After the copra is pressed, cleaned, bleached, then the rancid smell is removed. Coconut oil sold for cooking is often mixed with other vegetable oils, so the price is quite cheap.
Commercial coconut oil (RBD) is made from copra, which is meat dried coconut fruit. Copra is made by heating both the sun and combustion with high temperatures reaching 200o. Extraction from copra is crude oil. If it has not been purified, the extract is not suitable for consumption. Thing this is due to copra drying without paying attention to sanitation. Most of them, copra is dried in the sun in the open air and contaminated insects and impurities.
The standard end product made from copra is RBD coconut oil obtained by purifying, bleaching, and deodorising. The three methods use chemicals (extraction solvents, catalysts) and high heating. This process results in a fraction of the oil content lost. Hydrogenated oil contains trans fats and can increase serum cholesterol contributed in heart disease. Meanwhile, virgin coconut oil is not processed purification and does not contain trans fats. The differences of VCO and RBD coconut oil are: · Smells and tastes (taste).
Pure coconut oil smells good and tastes great typical coconut. Meanwhile commercial coconut oil has no properties which is distinctive because of the refining process.· Processing process. Pure coconut oil without heating high, without purification, without bleaching and deodorizing as well as without using chemical additives. Meanwhile commercial coconut oil processing in the presence of high heating of about 200o there is purification, bleaching, and deodorizing processes all of which using chemical additives.