Is CoccoMio Raw Coconut Oil?
Well, that all depends on who you ask. Unfortunately, there are no official standards when it comes to the maximum temperature that foods can be heated to and still be considered Raw Coconut Oil.
While many consider the maximum temperature to be around 40˚C (104˚F), there are those that feel it can reach up to 48˚C (120˚F). As that is generally the maximum temperature you can reach before the nutrients start to break down in most foods.
The nutrients in coconut oil start to break down at 50˚C and above.
how is raw coconut oil made?
Most Raw Coconut Oil is actually made from Copra. The dried coconut meat is cold pressed to extract the coconut oil.
In many of the coconut oil producing countries, the maximum temperature is about 45˚C. Although this can vary between producers, so contact your current brand of raw coconut oil and ask.
How hot does CoccoMio get?
Here at CoccoMio, we don’t use Copra.
We wet-mill fresh raw coconut meat straight from the tree at 40˚C (104˚F) and extract a coconut oil and milk mixture.
Then we allow the temperature to reach 48˚C (120˚F) during the centrifuge process that separates the milk from the oil.
We could keep the temperature down during this part of the process but then we would lose out on all those wonderful antioxidants that come out at these slightly higher temperatures.
In fact, our Fresh Centrifuged Organic Virgin Coconut Oil has 4x more antioxidants compared to regular Cold Pressed Coconut Oil.
CoccoMio, we’re just nuts about coconuts and only the best will do!