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Coconut Oil Ghana

 

 

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PRODUCT SPECIFICATION

VIRGIN COCONUT OIL (GRADE A & B) COLD PRESSED

COCONUT OF ORIGIN:

GHANA AND OTHER WEST AFRICAN COUNTRIES

INGREDIENTS:

Organic  Coconut Meat

FORMS AVAILABLE

Organic Grade A & B  (a.k.a extra virgin) first pressed of the coconut meat; organic and conventional Grade B second press of the coconut meat 

PRODUCTION PROCESS

Cold pressed and unrefined

 

DESCRIPTION

Refined, bleached and deodorized coconut oil, Considered to be a “Solid fat” with melting properties near room temperatures. It is water-like in appearance when melted, one of the cleanest testing, and naturally stable vegetable oils. These raw materials are not produced from genetically modified organisms.      

 

APLICATIONS

Widely used in confectionary applications as a central fat, ice cream bar coating fat, frozen whipped toppings, coffee whiteners, baby food, geriatric food, roasting oil for nutmeats, calf milk replacers, sauces, cooking oil, beer flavoring, coffee flavoring,  tea flavoring, cakes,  cookies,  chewing gum, granola bar, etc. Nonfood application includes animal feed, personal care product ingredients, lauric fatty acid products, insect repellent, hair cream, body cream, furniture polishers, nutritional supplements, soap and candle making.  

CERTIFICATIONS

Fair Trade, Kosher, Halal, Organic.

 

 

QUALITY VALUES

Iodine                                                          8.0 max

Color and Appearance                              Clear, free from visible foreign matters

Flavor and Aroma                                      Mild, free, and characteristic of coconut with on-off odor.

Free Fatty Acid (as lauric %):                    0.15 % max

Moisture & Impurities Melting:                0.10% max

Peroxide, meq/kg:                                      none detected

Melting point in oC):                                  25 – 26

Saponification:                                            240.0 - 265.0         

Unsaponifiable:                                           Not more than 18%/k

 

 

TYPICAL VALUES

FATTY ACID COMPOSITION, %

C6 Capronic                                                 0.4 – 0.7                                   C18 Stearic                                          2 – 4

C8 Caprylic                                                  4.6 – 10                                     C18.1 Oleic                                          5- 10

C10 Capric                                                   4.6 - 8                                        C18:2 Linoieic                                    1 – 2.8

C12 Lauric                                                   43 – 54                                       Arachidic, Bahenic, Lignoceric        Non detected

C14 Myristic                                               16.8 – 21

C16 Painmitic                                             7.5 – 10.2

 

 

 

 

 

MICROBIOLOGY

Aerobic Plate Count         <- 100 (cfu/g)                          E – Col                                          Absent/negative

Coliform                              <- 3 mpn/ml                            Salmonella                                  Absent/negative

Yeast Count                         <- 100 (cfu/g)                        

Mold Count                          <- 100(cfu/g)

PACKAGING

Available in the followings packing sizes: IN PET BOTTLE (500ML, 1 Liter,  2 Liters) IN JUGS (10 Liters and 25 LITERS) 

STORAGE & SHELF LIVE

Store in a dry place at ambient temperature and away from direct sun light. Development of slight turbidity does not affect the wholesome quality of the product. This product will solidify and become cloudy below 25 oC.  Before dispensing, gradually thaw above melting points, Stable up to 3 years from production date.  

 

 


THIS PRODUCT MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS OF FOOD AND DRUG AUTHORITY UNDER THE MINISTER  OF HEALTH GHANA, AS WELL AS US