CategoriesCoconut Oil

Difference between Roasted and Cold Pressed Coconut Oil

Our new factory at Kallarpe (Aryapu Village, Puttur) manufactures Roasted Coconut Oil. Our new customers have instantly liked it because of its enhanced aroma and taste. But our Old customers who have used Cold Pressed Coconut Oil manufactured from our old factory at Parladka (Puttur) have various kinds of doubts about it. I seek to clear those doubts here.

Cold Press Coconut Oil
Virgin Coconut Oil is many times referred to as Cold Press Coconut Oil. Virgin Coconut Oil is extracted from fresh Coconut. But, here we refer to oil extracted from Copra (dried coconut).

Copra with about 8% moisture is crushed as it is on Rotary Machine (Chuck/Ghana). Oil is filtered through sedimentation of solid particles for 7 days in settling tanks. The process is extremely simple and requires minimum capital investment.

The resulting oil has crystal clear transparent color, smells and tastes like Copra as it is. Many people like this as it is considered to be natural and local made product.

Roasted Coconut Oil
Copra is cut into small pieces and dried using hot air to about 5% moisture level. This copra is heated for about 1 hour on a multi stage steam-jacketed vessel for roasting. A bit of steam is also added to copra for cooking. This opens up the fat cells and helps in easy oil extraction. Oil is then filtered using Pressure Leaf Filter and Filter Press to remove sediments as and when oil is extracted. This process requires more capital investment for a Steam Boiler, Pipeline, Cooker with Agitator and Motor. Also has higher running cost in fuel for steam generation and power.

The resulting oil has a golden yellow color. It has a stronger smell and taste. It has just the same effect as what roasted Ground Nuts give.

During processing, the temperature of oil and oil cake rise up to 100 degrees, while in cold pressed it is only about 60 degrees. In the process the oil loses moisture and reduces the risk of going rancid. Copra gets sterilized as the bacteria and fungus die, which again prolongs shelf life.

At higher temperatures, triglycerides in other oils start breaking into free fatty acids causing rancidity. But Coconut Oil being mostly Saturated Fat and is quite stable. So, roasting does not deteriorate the quality of oil.

Hair Oil manufacturers prefer Roasted Oil for its stronger smell and longer shelf life. It has a 5% premium in the bulk oil market over Cold Pressed variety. But we are selling at the same price to consumers now. It is something new to them here in Dakshina Kannada market and not yet fully accepted. We have been working hard in educating them about this new variety.

Despite so much of difference they are still the same i.e. Coconut Oil. Both of them are made from same quality of copra, they have the same chemical composition, both have the same miraculous health benefits of coconut oil.

Download Write up of Roasted Coconut Oil FAQ

27 Comments

  1. Kind Attn: Mr. KESHAVA RAM ,

    Dear Sir,

    I am a B.Tech ( Mech.) since 1970, I am a technical consultant for Eng. & Food Industries in Maharastra.
    Your artical on natural and ROASTED COCONUT Oils was very informative. Thanks.

    I want to procure ROASTED Quality of COCONUT Oil, Kindly let me have the terms of business, current rate and if possible small sample of ROASTED COCONUT Oil with lab report. to : NAMAN PRODUCTS Attn : Mr. R.K.Agarwal, B-74, NICE AREA, M.I.D.C. Satpur. NASIK -422007 ( Maharastra).

    I am looking forward for a long time relation.

    Thanks and regards.

    R.K.Agarwal Mob: 09850083398

  2. Very informative.

  3. Can I use this roasted oil for my hair

    1. Yes. Applying roasted oil is a good experience because of aroma.

  4. Can I use roasted coconut oil for drinking ….it has advised by a doctor

  5. Suppose it rains…can I use oil filled radiator heater to dry the kopra…before oil extraction in a mill. .Or can I heat in tandoori type grill for drying.
    Iam in Chennai.
    Thanks. Your clarification very informative.
    Mrs Vijayakumari.

    1. So are you not using any solvent extraction methods to increase yield of coconut oil? What about partial hydrogenation to increase shelf life is it not done too?

  6. Sir I need 1 bottle roasted virgin coconut oil. How much it costs

    1. It is available on Amazon.in portal. Please search for “Cocoguru”.

  7. How can I get it?

  8. Can I use roasted oil on my hair daily

    1. Yes. It can be used. Applying roasted coconut oil on hair gives a pleasant aromatic experience.

  9. Sir for cooking i want, rosted or cold processed which one is best for helth?

    1. Both are equally good for health. It is your personal choice.

  10. Can I use toasted coconut oil for cooking

    1. Yes. Roasted Coconut Oil is suitable for cooking.

  11. What could be the price of vco and roasted co if i buy 3-4 5 kg tins in ahmedabad?

    1. Dear Dr. Sunil,
      We can send it from Puttur directly through VRL or you can get it from Amazon portal. Since it is bulk quantity, it is more economical if we send directly. Please call us at 9945820900.

  12. Hi , I just wanna ask , can I use roasted coconut oil for oil pulling .
    I know , cold pressed coconut can be used but , can roasted coconut oil can ?

    1. Yes. Roasted can be used.

  13. Hello, i wanna know how how stop my roasted coconut oil from settling under the bottle it is stored, please feel free to email me davidchris921@gmail.com i look forward to a long time relation with you sir.

  14. Dear manufacturer as you mentioned in process that in roasted process it is heated up to 100C so all insect bacteria and most virus gets killed so obvious that roasted oil is more hygienic. Why you hesitate to say that roasted oil is better. Appreciate your efforts to educate customers.

    1. Roasted oil is better. But there are many people who are attracted by the word “cold press” and those who are used to the traditional coconut oil

  15. Is roasted coconut oil is rich in nutrients than cold pressed oil?

  16. Roasted coconut oil is heated to 100C. Does it not lose it benefits in this process, the way kachhi ghani is considered better than the normal mustard oil ? While using it as hair oil, does it have the same health benefits as cold pressed coconut oil ? I understand that the aroma is better for roasted coconut oil

  17. Thanks for the interesting post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *