What are the differences between expeller pressed coconut oil and raw coconut oil?
Coconut oil can be expeller pressed, centrifuged and cold pressed either from dry or fresh coconuts but not all coconut oils can be classed as virgin.
What you should know when you buy coconut oil, expeller pressed at higher temperatures.
What is Expeller (Screw) Pressing?
A continuous feed method where oil is squeezed from the raw material in one step under high pressure. An expeller press is a screw type machine, which presses oil seeds through a caged barrel. Raw materials enter one side of the press and waste products exit the other side. The machine uses friction and continuous pressure from the screw drives to move and compress the coconuts. The harder the nut, the more pressure required to extract the oil, which in turn creates more friction and higher heat. The oil seeps through small openings that do not allow solids to pass through. Afterward, the pressed coconuts are formed into a hardened cake, which is removed from the machine. Pressure involved in expeller pressing creates heat in the range of minimum 60-99 C.
It is important to note that expeller processing cannot extract all oil from the coconuts. Expeller presses can recover 75% of the oil from coconut. A significant amount remains trapped inside of the cake leftover after pressing. In most small scale rural situations this is of little or no importance as the cake that remains after the oil has been removed finds uses in local dishes, in the manufacture of secondary products or for animal feed. Some raw materials however do not release oil by simple expelling. In order to remove oil from commodities that do not respond to expelling or to extract the final traces of oil after expelling it is necessary to use solvent extraction.
What is Centrifuged method?
Where coconuts are mixed with hot water and separated by a three way centrifuge into solids, oil, and water.
Centrifuged produced coconut oil has a high content of water, this can make coconut oil rancid within six months.
Differences: Expeller pressed coconut or centrifugal coconut oil are not cold pressed.
Why raw cold pressed coconut oil is the best?
Raw virgin coconut oil is cold pressed from only fresh coconuts
Top quality virgin coconut oil such as TIANA Certified Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is cold pressed at the temperatures below 45 Degree C without any additional heating from only freshly harvested mature coconuts ensuring all nutrients and antioxidants are not lost. That is why TIANA Certified Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is 100% raw and suitable for raw diets.
TIANA Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is pure raw coconut oil, stand out from the other virgin coconut oils produced by either of the expeller or centrifuge methods both of which raise the temperature during production.
The difference between the taste of some virgin coconut oils is that our TIANA coconut oil has not rancid taste after taste. TIANA coconut oil has a wonderful taste and a very delicate coconut flavour, which makes your fried food irresistible. It is excellent on your toast as the finest coconut butter spread which is very tasty and healthy.
If you compare virgin coconut oil bought from various suppliers you will feel the difference in the quality, nutrition, taste and smell.
Read more about Why does virgin coconut oil vary in smell, taste and price?
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