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Published on Jan 1, 2019
Ali Osman9
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(Zagazig University),
Ali Osman
The coconut (Cocos nucifera L., family Arecaceae) is an important fruit tree in the world. Copra, the dried kernel, is mainly used for oil extraction. Coconut oil is one of the most important edible oils for domestic use. The oil is rich in medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) and exhibits good digestibility. Different coconut oils are produced from different parts of coconut by different means. Copra as well as refined, bleached and deodorized (RBD) oils are produced from dried coconut kernel, with ...
Published on Oct 1, 2018in Trends in Food Science and Technology8.52
Arunaksharan Narayanankutty6
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(University of Calicut),
Soorya Parathodi Illam4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Calicut),
Achuthan C. Raghavamenon5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Calicut)
Abstract Background Edible oils, preferably plant origin are rich sources of fatty acids and other lipophilic antioxidants to the body. Among these, oils derived from the coconut kernel ( Cocos nucifera ) are widely used in India and the Asia Pacific, which includes copra oil (CO), virgin coconut oil (VCO) and refined, bleached and deodorized (RBD) oil. Based on the mode of preparation, their composition and biological effects vary. Scope and approach This review compares the physicochemical and...
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