Refined coconut oil is the most widely used coconut oil around the world. It is popular because of its longer shelf life, affordability, availability and its lack of coconut flavour or aroma, making the oil perfect for use in everyday cooking, commercial food processing, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Physically refined coconut oil also contains high levels of medium-chain saturated fatty acids like caprylic acid and lauric acid, which have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects. Its consumption is also better for those with sensitive digestion and allergies.
RBD stands for refined, bleached and deodorized. Physically refined RBD coconut oil is produced from copra, which is the dried coconut kernel. Crude oil is first expelled from the copra via a hydraulic press. Then the oil is purified by filtering, bleaching and deodorizing at high temperatures to remove microorganisms and other contaminants.
Ceylon Naturals’ physically refined RBD coconut oil is produced from the copra of organically harvested coconuts, using traditional oil extraction methods. This product is free of trans fats and not hydrogenated, making it safe and healthy for daily consumption. Great care is taken to ensure that the chemical content of the oil is maintained at the necessary minimum and the oil is free of harmful additives. Ceylon Naturals’ physically refined RBD coconut oil aims to satisfy those who prefer their coconut oil flavourless and odourless, yet retentive of many of its healthful properties.