Where is it available?
Cocoguru coconut oil is available all over Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Kodagu and a few shops in Chikmagalur, Hassan, Uttara Kannada and Bengaluru.
However, consumers can get the products delivered all over India through this website shopping page, Amazon, Flipkart, Meesho and JioMart.
For bulk orders (above 50 kg), customers can enquire directly to company and get oil delivered through VRL Logistics all over India at their nearest VRL godown.
Can you give your coconut oil in our brand?
Yes, we can pack in your brand it is called co-packing. For details of co-packing, please see here
Can we take up distribution of Cocoguru in our area?
Cocoguru is being distributed in coastal Karnataka region. You can take up distribution anywhere. You will get exclusive distribution rights when your performance matches our expectations. For details of distribution, check here
I am looking for a job at Cocoguru, do you have any vacancies?
Whenever we have openings, we immediately publish and close the position. You can still apply for a job of your choice and if you apply well, we may call you for further discussion. Please apply here
How can we make payment towards purchase of oil?
If you are shopping online on our shopping page, you can pay from your debit card/credit card at the time of checkout. However, if you are purchasing in bulk, you can make payment directly to our bank account
What are the varieties of coconut oil available with you?
We have Roasted, Cold Press and Virgin coconut oils with us.
What is the manufacturing process?
Roasted and Cold Press coconut oil is extracted from dried coconut/copra. Virgin coconut oil is extracted from fresh coconut. For cold press, copra is not roasted, but for roasted copra pieces are roasted before oil extraction. Process details are explained here
What are the raw materials used in different varieties of coconut oil like High Grade, Cold-Pressed and Virgin?
Fresh coconuts are used for Cocoguru cold-pressed virgin coconut oil.
Dried coconuts (Copra) are used for Cocoguru cold-pressed and high grade coconut cooking oils.
What is the difference between Copra and Coconut?
Coconut is the fresh fruit of the coconut tree, while Copra is the dried kernel of the coconut.
We use the copra to produce Cocoguru high grade and cold pressed coconut cooking oils, while coconut is used to produce Cocoguru cold pressed virgin coconut oil.
What is the difference between High Grade and Cold Pressed coconut cooking oils?
In Cocoguru high grade, copra pieces are roasted before oil extraction while in Cocoguru cold pressed copra pieces are not roasted before oil extraction.
Cocoguru high grade coconut oil has more taste, aroma and shelf life compared to cold pressed one.
Cocoguru high grade coconut oil is recommended for general cooking, while cold pressed is recommended for deep frying purpose. More details can be found here
Why is high grade coconut oil is yellow in colour? While I think the best quality coconut oil should be transparent white.
It is a common perception that if the oil is yellow in colour, it is made from inferior grade copra. But Cocoguru high grade coconut oil is made from superior quality copra after roasting copra pieces. Roasting of copra pieces makes the copra and oil turn golden from transparent white. Roasting of copra adds to taste, aroma and shelf life. In the case of regular coconut oil, the copra is not roasted and appears transparent white. More details can be found here
High grade coconut oil smells different from normal coconut oils but very pleasant, is any perfume added?
Roasting of copra is the reason for enhanced, pleasant aroma and taste of Cocoguru high grade coconut oil. No perfumes are added.
We are told cold pressed oils are better; why do you recommend high grade/roasted oil?
Cold pressed oils are always better than refined oils of any oil seed as the natural taste, aroma and nutrients are retained and cold pressed oils are made from higher grade oil seeds unlike refined oils.
However, here we are comparing with roasted oil, which has all the goodness of cold pressed oil, in addition to improved aroma, taste and shelf life. Hence Cocoguru recommends high grade/roasted oil to cold pressed oil.
Why don’t you have “extra” virgin coconut oil?
The Cocoguru virgin coconut oil is extracted from fresh coconuts through cold press process. The “extra” is just a tag used in the marketing by others, and factually there is no difference in the process.
Do you have wood-pressed oil?
We don’t have wood-pressed oil. We employ steel expeller to press the oil. We believe wood-pressed oil is inferior in quality and ineffective in cost.
Quality – to press with wood, copra should not be dried. So oil will go rancid fast due to moisture. Fungus develop on wooden pores when unused and it cannot be removed easily
Cost – because wood is soft compared to steel, lesser amount of oil can be extracted, so oil goes waste in cake. Also, more labour force to required to add to cost.
Wood-pressed oil marketers build on the people’s perception that it is traditional and better.
What are the oil specifications, can you share the certificate of analysis?
Roasted and Cold Press coconut oils are filtered coconut oils. Detailed specification can be found here
Certificate of analysis done at an NABL accredited laboratory is attached here
Is your oil pure? Which variety? How do we know?
Cocoguru has strong views about food adulteration and takes every effort to prevent it.
All the varieties of Cocoguru coconut oil, namely the Cocoguru cold pressed coconut cooking oil, the Cocoguru high grade coconut cooking oil, the Cocoguru cold pressed virgin coconut oil and the Cocoguru hair oil, are all pure and of edible grade.
Coconut (dried or fresh) is the only raw material used for making Cocoguru coconut oil. Oil is extracted with minimal processing to retain the natural quality. Oil batches are regularly tested at both internal laboratory and an external NABL accredited laboratory. Food safety department randomly takes samples from the market and checks for adulteration. You are also welcome to take a random sample and check at a laboratory of your choice against parameters mentioned in BIS (IS: 542-1962).
Is it refined?
No. Cocoguru coconut oils are not refined. They are Expressed Grade IA Raw as per Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for Coconut Oil (IS:542-1968).
Cocoguru coconut oils are made from high grade coconuts and they are suitable for edible use as it is. Refined oils are made from low quality non-edible grade oils.
Does the oil solidify in winter?
Coconut oil normally solidifies below 24°C, so in winter it should solidify. However, the lower temperature should permeate through the package and reach the oil’s inner parts. This may take some time.
Do you add preservatives for long life?
No preservatives or chemicals are used in the manufacturing process of Cocoguru coconut oils.
Even Cold Pressed oil was not fully transparent but slightly yellow, why?
Even in cold press process, Copra is dried thoroughly before oil extraction. During drying, copra may turn a little yellow and hence the oil may be little yellow.
Fully transparent white coconut oils that are available in the market are made from moist copra instead of fully dried ones, and they will go rancid soon.
Is the oil sticky?
Yes, coconut oils are naturally sticky.
I heard lauric acid is good; how much coconut oil is lauric acid?
Cocoguru coconut oils have about 50% lauric acid.
Yes. Lauric acid is the key fatty acid found majorly in coconut oil. It is a medium chain saturated fat. Lauric acid has great immunity boosting property by being anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. That is why coconut oil is next only to mother’s milk in terms of immunity to a new born baby and providing vital nutrients. Medium chain fats are easily digestible and aids in weight loss, improves metabolism and gives instant energy.
Coconut oil is mostly saturated fat, isn’t it bad?
Saturated fats from animal sources are bad as they are also of long chain. But Cocoguru coconut oil contains medium chain fatty acids (MCFA), which are easily digestible. They are easily converted to energy and are good for health. The Cocoguru oils have good cholesterol, which further helps in heart health. Saturated fats are highly stable and hence gives long shelf life to oil, also the oil doesn’t break during long periods of heating while deep frying.
Coconut oil has cholesterol, isn’t it hence bad for the heart?
There are two types of cholesterol, the good cholesterol (High Density Lipoproteins, HDL) and bad cholesterol (Low Density Lipoproteins, LDL). Cocoguru coconut oils have good cholesterol, it reduces the incidence of bad cholesterol and is good for heart.
Coconut oil is said to be as good as a mother’s milk on a baby, why?
Lauric acid is the key fatty acid found majorly in coconut oil. It is a medium chain saturated fat. Lauric acid has great immunity boosting property by being anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. That is why coconut oil is next only to mother’s milk in terms of immunity to a new born baby and providing vital nutrients. Coconut oil is also used by AIDS patients to get some immunity against diseases.
Can it be consumed in raw form?
Yes, the Cocoguru coconut oils can be consumed raw as they are all of edible grade and tasty. It helps in digestion, immunity, and heart health.
Is it suitable for deep frying?
All the variants of Cocoguru Coconut oils are suitable for deep frying. Based on individual taste preferences, customers can go for Cocoguru high grade coconut oil or Cocoguru cold pressed coconut oil. Cold pressed oil is recommended as it can be heated more.
How many times can the oil be reused?
The reuse of coconut oil is based on individual preferences and is recommended to limit the number of times oil is reused.
Can we use it for oil pulling?
Yes, the Cocoguru coconut oils can be used for oil pulling. Cocoguru coconut oil acts against bacterias present in the mouth and removes bad breath and prevents tooth decay. It also removes inflammations on gums, thereby improving overall dental/oral health.
Can it be used for making chocolates?
Yes, the Cocoguru coconut oils can be used for making chocolates. The saturated fats in Cocoguru coconut oil makes the chocolate harden faster and make it thicker.
Can it be added to coffee?
Yes, the Cocoguru coconut oils can be added to coffee. Aroma and taste of coconut oil adds to that of coffee to make the drink better.
Can I use it for baby care?
No, recommendation of virgin
The Cocoguru coconut oils are suited for baby care and massage. 50% of coconut oil is medium chain fat that is lauric acid. They have great anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties that gives immunity to child next only to mother’s milk.
How about applying on hair?
Cocoguru coconut oils are highly recommended for hair care. The proteins and fatty acids in coconut oil help nourish your scalp and penetrates the cuticle of the hair, thereby makes your hair grow longer, thicker and healthier. Cocoguru sells HDPE blue coloured bottles specially for the hair care purposes.
Can it be used for skin care?
Yes. Coconut oil moisturises skin, prevents itching in case of fungus attack. Coconut oil gets easily adsorbed into the body across the skin. That is why Cocoguru coconut oil is used as base oil for value added Ayurvedic massage oils.
Can we use it for making soaps?
Yes. The cleansing, solidifying and skincare properties of Cocoguru coconut oils make it suitable for soap making. Premium soaps are made from good quality coconut oil like Cocoguru.
Can I use as pooja lamp oil?
Yes, the Cocoguru coconut oils can be used for lighting lamps and burn without the after burn ash. It also gives the fragrance of natural coconut and burns for a longer time.
Oil fried items don’t last that long when fried with coconut oil, why?
If you have used an average quality coconut oil, the fried items may not last longer. That is why we recommend use of higher quality coconut oil like Cocoguru.
Compared to refined oils, coconut oil is natural/raw and can go rancid when it gets in touch with atmosphere.
What are the packaging options available?
We have many options like Pouch, PET Bottles, HDPE Bottles and Jerry Can. Please check this page
Why does the 1 litre pack doesn’t weigh 1 kg?
The density of coconut oil is 0.91 kg or 910 grams per litre which is less than 1 kg. You will observe that oil floats in water.
Why is the same oil sold in various packages?
Different packagings suit different purposes. The pouch packing is for ready use, the jerry can for quick handle and travel. The Cocoguru cold pressed virgin coconut oil is packed in flip top bottles with self-lock and the hair oil is packed in HDPE bottles for easy dispense of small quantities on the hand. More details can be found here
How do I check the manufacturing date?
The manufacturing date are mentioned at the back of pouch and can. It can be seen only in the package that you receive and not online.
Where is the Expiry date mentioned?
Manufacturing date is mentioned in batch coding on back of pack. Shelf life or best before is mentioned in print on the back of pack, this has to be added to manufacturing date to get expiry date.
Why does it come in 2 different packings?
The Cocoguru coconut oils come in 2 packages, the blue package for the Cocoguru cold pressed oils and the green package for the Cocoguru high grade/roasted coconut oil.
For the same oil, why is there a price difference between pouch and can?
The price differences are due to costs of different packaging. The cans protect the oil from sunlight and atmosphere and provide better sealing when compared to pouches. The hair oil is unique in its HDPE bottles with excellent protection against leak and sunlight.
How much time will it take to get it delivered to Mumbai?
To metro cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Bengaluru, deliveries may happen same day or next day for fast moving products. The deliveries are carried through third party courier partners and will take its own course depending on pickup and drop locations. The parcel can be tracked based on Waybill number and delivery estimate will be given.
Is it shipped abroad?
Currently, we are shipping only in India not abroad.
Why are the delivery charges high?
The delivery charges are based on distance from the warehouse. The user has the option to choose the delivery partner before checkout.
Will the oil delivered be in alignment with the manufacturing date?
Yes, all the deliveries are carried out with respect to the manufacturing and expiry dates.
Why is the price so high for the 5 litres/kgs?
Our can comes with 5 kgs of coconut oil and it is 5.5 litres. So, there is 500 ml or half a litre or 10% extra oil. Also, can is a strong, tamper proof, reusable container with easy to carry handle.
Why does a pack of 3 cost less than individual pouches?
The delivery costs per unit drops with an increase in quantity. The same is observed in the case of choosing 3 pouches over 1. The reduction is costs are passed fully to you.
Do we have to pay additional delivery charges?
Yes, the charges shown in the portal are excluding the delivery rates. The delivery charges would change based on quantity ordered and destination.
Why do you sell at a higher rate when compared to market prices for the same product?
The added cost of logistic and delivery fees sum up for the higher rates when compared to market price.