Did you know there is a scientific study in Sri Lanka showing that 60% of Sri Lankan oil has been adulterated with lower cost Palm Oil!
Coconut oil can sometimes be adulterated, meaning that it has been mixed with other oils or substances to lower the cost or improve the appearance or texture. Adulteration is a common practice in the food industry, and it can be difficult for consumers to know if their coconut oil is pure or has been adulterated.
Some common types of adulteration in coconut oil include the addition of cheaper oils, such as palm kernel oil or vegetable oil, to the coconut oil. Adulterated coconut oil may also contain solvents used in the extraction process, such as hexane, or other impurities that can be harmful to health.
To ensure that you are purchasing pure, unadulterated coconut oil, it’s best to buy from a reputable source and look for products that have been certified as pure by a third-party organization. You can also look for oils that are labelled “organic” or “virgin,” as these labels indicate that the oil has been produced without the use of harmful chemicals or solvents. Additionally, you can try the oil’s taste and smell, as pure coconut oil should have a distinct, coconutty flavour and aroma.