General Information
NameCoconut oil
Scientific NameNot Available
DescriptionCoconut oil, or copra oil, is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of mature coconuts harvested from the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera). It has various applications. Because of its high saturated fat content, it is slow to oxidize and, thus, resistant to rancidification, lasting up to six months at 24 °C (75 °F) without spoiling.
Primary IDFOOD00941
Picture973
Classification
GroupHerbs and Spices
Sub-GroupOilseed crops
Taxonomy
Lineage
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Wikipedia IDNot Available
Composition
CompoundsPreparation type: Raw

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References
Content Reference— U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2008. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 21. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page.