Cold-pressed Coconut oil is one of the few foods that can be classified as a "superfood". Its unique combination of fatty acids can have positive effects on your health. A superhero, a multitasker, playing the roles of a tastemaker and a beauty enhancer, the coconut oil is an indispensable asset of every home.
No high temperatures are used during the pressing process to help the coconut oil retain its natural healthy nutrients. It is full of healthy short and medium chain fatty acids such as Lauric acid, Caprylic acid and Capric acid. It also contains substantial amounts of vitamin E and K, and iron.
As the name suggests, cold-pressed coconut oil is made without any heat. The coconut meat is scooped out and pressed so that you’re left with pure coconut oil. On the other hand, refined coconut oil is made from dried coconut meat. The coconut meat is typically bleached and deodorized and heated in a hydraulic press before undergoing further heat and filtering. As with all food processing, the addition of heat reduces the antioxidant content of refined coconut oil. Therefore, cold-pressed oil can be expected to have higher levels of antioxidants than its refined counterpart.
The second major benefit of cold-pressed coconut oil is the flavor. Unrefined coconut oil retains it’s natural, pure coconut taste This is especially ideal if you’re using coconut oil to for baking. Choosing cold-pressed coconut oil for baking recipes results in baked goods that possess the nutty and delicate flavor that coconut is known for.
Free of Additives
Cold-pressed coconut oil is beneficial for people looking to avoid additives. During the refining process, additives are used to remove impurities and ensure a clean final product. Because pure cold-pressed coconut oil doesn't undergo any refining, it's naturally additive free.