Coconut Oil Refinery
In the present study, the loss during physical refining of coconut oil refinery and other edible oil refinery was quantified. Neutral coconut oil loss seems to depend on both the crude oil quality and the process conditions during deodorization. The distillation of volatile glyceridic components (monoand diglycerides), originally present in the crude coconut oil, was confirmed as the major cause for the neutral oil loss. The amount of these volatile components in crude coconut oils cannot be derived as such from the initial free fatty acid content.
Coconut oil is reported to have many health benefits such as improving the texture of skin and hair, maintaining cholesterol levels, providing relief from liver diseases, and for its strong immunity properties. It also is credited with helping people lose weight.