Coconut oil is extracted from the pressing the coconut fruit using many techniques. Coconut oil has many health benefits to the body. It is used as a moisturizer for the skin and the hair and it produces good results of the appearance. Coconut is also used as cooking oil since it has a heat tolerating component. There are many ways of extracting coconut oil and the major classification is dry and wet coconut oil production.
The dry coconut oil processing entails removing the fleshy part from the fruit and letting it to dry. The drying options can either be using direct sunlight, heat from the fire or in the furnaces. The dried coconut material is known as copra. (See more of Copra Oil Extraction). The copra is then pressed in the composition of other solvents to come up with coconut oil with high fiber and protein content. It is hard to split the protein from the oil and the unclean drying procedures make it unfit for consumption by humans. For further refinery to make the coconut oil usable by humans it is put through high temperatures and sieving processes. This processes uses sodium hydroxide to get rid of fatty acids in the coconut oil. Other chemicals like bleach agents are added in the filtration process. The outcome gives a different taste and aroma from the original coconut. (Read more Coconut Oil Refining Machine >>)
The success of the small scale coconut oil processing venture actually depends on the type of equipment that one uses. Luckily, there are many such in the market. There are some renowned brand names from China, which make easy work. Ok, at the start, this will require an initial investment of a hefty sum of money but once the production is under way, the result will be well worth it. When you invest in a good oil mill from a renowned company, they will send engineers to do the initial installation. You can also be assured of getting the spare parts easily whenever the need for them arises.