RBD Coconut Oil – Coconut oil is a vegetable oil produced from the extraction of dried coconut fruit or copra. Coconut oil derived from copra has a golden yellow color, different from coconut oil from fresh old coconuts. Copra extraction produces crude coconut oil which can then be used as raw material for other coconut oil products. Crude coconut oil undergoes refining, bleaching, and deodorizing to produce RBD Coconut Oil.
Using refined coconut oil has the same benefits as RBD Palm Olein, so it can replace the role of refined palm oil. RBD Coconut Oil can be used as a raw material for making soap, shampoo, cooking oil, and also medicines. Refined coconut oil has several levels (ed) 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, and 1.5. The level number shows the clarity of the coconut oil, the lower it is, the clearer the white color of the oil. Meanwhile, the higher the grade number, the clearer the color of the refined oil.
RBD Coconut Oil Red 0.2 and 0.4
Refined Red 0.6 and 0.8
Refined oil with red levels of 0.6 and 0.8 can be used as cooking oil raw material to replace RBD Palm Olein. Coconut cooking oil is believed to have a good boiling point but is lower in cholesterol than palm cooking oil. Apart from that, the aroma of coconut oil binds more strongly to fried and baked foods. Coconut oil has become an alternative for people in Europe considering restrictions on imports of palm oil for cooking oil. This vegetable oil can also be used as raw material for margarine, butter, and creamer.
A grade of coconut oil that has the highest refining number (1.5) is usually used as a biodiesel mixture. This vehicle fuel, which is believed to be more environmentally friendly than diesel, is on the rise. In developing countries like Indonesia, biodiesel can be a substitute for diesel fuel for diesel-engined vehicles.