Cold pressed coconut oil is produced by crushing the coconut seed. There is minimal processing that is used to produce this oil. This is high quality oil with all flavors and nutrients intact. It is the raw or natural oil that is good to use at home. It has antioxidants and phytosterols thus it prevents oxidation as well as extreme free-radical generation. Coconut oil is highly recommended for use because of its many benefits. This oil can be able to stay for over two years without going bad. You do not need to refrigerate coconut oil. It is a high saturated fat but lowers cholesterol. There are people who use the oil on the skin because it has moisturizing effects for a supple skin.
The cold pressed oil mechanically crushes the coconut seed and there is not external heat that is added. High pressure is used to press the seeds and this produces some heat but the temperatures are regulated to a minimal of 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This is what keeps the oil natural and safe to use. The many benefits of coconut oil include preventing diabetes, heart diseases, chronic fatigue, crohn’s diseases and helping in bowel movements. Others are thyroid problems, increasing body energy and even improving the body immune system. Coconut oil is believed to help in weight lost even though it has high calories.