Refined coconut oil: Manufacturing process and benefits

RBD coconut oil

What is refined coconut oil?

Refined coconut oil, also known as RBD  Coconut Oil, is rich with a medium-chain fatty acid, and most of the fatty acids are saturated fatty acids such as Lauric (C12)acid. RBD Coconut Oil is most preferred as the best cooking oil and can retain high temperatures, and it does not breakdown easily compared to other cooking oils. RBD Oil has to undergo extensive processing, which results in clear and pure, a colorless, odorless, and flavorless type of coconut oil.

Now you know refined coconut oil is also called as RBD oil. Let’s see what is called “RBD”, it stands for Refined, Bleached & Deodorized. This oil is light yellowish and odorless. There is no aroma like in pure coconut oil or virgin coconut oil. This is the one reason why restaurants and hotels would love to choose this oil as their primary cooking oil. On the other hand, many reputed food distributors claim that virgin coconut oil and refined coconut oil has the same nutritional contents. However, This is something that we need to do more research.

RBD coconut oil

Manufacturing process of RBD coconut oil

As per our personal experience, This process is a little bit complex than the virgin coconut oil manufacturing process. We have visited many refined coconut oil mills located in the Philippines, India, and Sri Lanka. So we know how it produces. There are two processing types called Physically refined and chemically refined—however, worldwide food distributors trust physically refined coconut oil rather than its chemical process. Somehow, manufacturers use dried kernels to extract the coconut oil refined.

Production flow chart of RBD oil

Refined coconut oil flow diagram
RBD coconut oil diagram

The manufacturing process involves various steps such as expelling, bleaching, filtering and deodorizing. The high heat temperature deodorizes the oil and kills germs and the other bacteria types.

Parameters in RBD Coconut oil

  • energy value = 862 kcal
  • Total fat = 100.0g
  • Saturated fat=86.50g
  • Medium chain in FA= 75.01g
  • Mono unsaturated (olic acid) fat = 5.0g
  • Poloy unsaturated (Linlenic acid) fat = 1.0g
  • Transfat =0
  • Cholesterol=0
  • Protein =0
  • Carbohydrate=0
  • Vitamin E=0.1mg
  • Vitamin K=0.5mg
  • Iron=0.04mg

Why use Refined coconut oil as cooking oil ?

Overall, RBD coconut oil is used for cooking in many countries. The main reason behind this is RBD can withstand higher temperatures rather than other cooking oils without harming some nutrition. Furthermore, This will not cause any coconut taste or aroma in foods. As per the details we gathered, this is recommended by many major restaurants and hotel chains for cooking.

High-temperature values also enabled for deep frying without troubling. Refined Coconut oil starts solidifying at 24 C, and its smoking point is at a staggering of 230 degrees Celsius. We know that fatty acids are good for fighting against inflammation caused by unstable fatty acids. The other reason why this so popular as cooking oil is also one of the cheapest and nutritious vegetable oil available in many marketers. There is a significant product price difference between other popular cooking oils like corn, soya bean, sesame oil, and canola oil. More importantly, we can buy coconut oil under the label of “organic certified” and “Non-GMO”.

What are the other benefits of RBD oil?

Since Refined coconut oil has some unbelievable characteristics, coconut oil good for body massages and cosmetic productions, not only for the manufactures of cosmetics, but also for people who use this for home beauty applications such as apply on skin and hair.

The biscuit manufacturers use the refined coconut for their some production parts. Why? The reason is some of the characteristics, such as non-aroma and non-taste. Also, this editable oil offers almost the same privileges of virgin coconut oil apart from few. You can prevent many physical disorders and illnesses.Here’s a some

Here are some of RBD coconut oil’s health benefits

      1. Improve blood circulation
      2. Reduce inflammation
      3. Enhance immunity
      4. Raise energy level
      5. Lower risk of heart attack and stroke
      6. Prevent diabetes
      7. Improve absorption of nutrients


To conclude, We can easily understand that RBD coconut oil mainly uses for the food industry and the cosmetic industry because it is easy to afford and contains many nutritional factors. Therefore some of the largest hotel chains in the world use RBD for many years. Since this is healthier than other cooking oils, people are love to use this.

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