Coconut oil powder
Coconut oil is produced by the expression of coconuts, which are the kernels of the seeds of the coconut palm. Coconut oil has been an important edible oil in the food industry for many years 1. It has the sweet taste of the coconut and contains 92% saturated fatty acids (in the form of triglycerides), most of which are medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) 2.
This ingredient can be found in the following products in United States:
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