Coconut Oil Expeller Pressed: What Do You Mean, Expeller-Pressed?

Coconut Oil Expeller Pressed: What is Expeller-Pressed?

Coconut oil expeller pressed means only minimal processing was used in the entire production chain. For this reason, it is considered good quality coconut oil.

Expeller-pressed or cold-pressed coconut oil goes through less processing, if any. As a result, it still contains most of the phytonutrients naturally found in the raw, unprocessed oil.

This includes antioxidants and phytosterols which counteract oxidation (spoilage) and excessive free-radical formation.

Expeller-pressed or cold-pressed coconut oil goes through less processing, if any. As a result, it still contains most of the phytonutrients naturally found in the raw, unprocessed oil.

This includes antioxidants and phytosterols which counteract oxidation (spoilage) and excessive free-radical formation.

Coconut oil is the most stable dietary fat known to man. At 92 percent saturated, it can stay fresh for at least two years, even without refrigeration.

Using mechanical pressure and low temperatures, expeller pressed coconut oil is extracted from fresh coconuts and/or good-quality dried whole coconut or copra. Chemicals or additives have no place in its production.

The type derived from average-quality copra are called Refined, Bleached and Deodorized (RBD) coconut oil. Manufacturers use chemical solvents and high-heat to remove contaminants and other impurities from the “mass-produced” dried coconuts.

Coconut oil expeller pressed is a good-quality oil you can use every day.

Most of the good quality Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) products in the market today are expeller- or cold-pressed. It’s actually the type I buy whenever my wife has no time to make some homemade VCO.

Trans Fat-free

Unlike highly processed varieties, expeller-pressed or minimally processed oils contain no trans fatty acids or trans fats. A mountain of research now shows that trans fats increase your risk of heart disease.

Cold-pressed should not be confused with Cold-processed, though I admit the play of words can make me nuts. Cold-processed or Absolutely No Heat (ANH) coconut oil is superior (some beg to disagree) because manufacturers use only fresh coconuts with no heat at all.

The reason only a few VCO brands are made without any kind of heat is because it’s very labor-intensive and relatively expensive to produce. Producers can make a lot more coconut oil expeller pressed than ANH oil in the same amount of time.

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