Coconut oil or copra oil is used for a range of applications. It can be used in food: it is an oil resistant to high temperatures. It can also be used in other more specific applications such as cosmetics thanks to its nourishing, moisturising and emollient properties.
Our oil is extracted from the flesh of the coconut. It can come from the Pacific Islands - from Indonesia - from the Philippines - from Africa - Sri Lanka
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Its short melting range and low melting point give it a melt-in-the-mouth feel. This unique property means that it can be used for ice cream making for example.
Copra oil is rich in short-or medium chain saturated fatty acids. Saturated fatty acids generally have a bad reputation from a health point of view. This is why a distinction must be made between long-chain saturated fatty acids and short- and medium-chain saturated fatty acids. The latter are rapidly absorbed and can act as regulators of water and sodium movement in the gut.
In France, palm oil is used mainly for human consumption. Its unique properties give a specific texture to biscuits, margarine, spreads and other products into which it is incorporated.
Our oil is extracted from the flesh of the coconut. It can come from Indonesia - Malaysia - from South America and Africa - Papua New Guinea
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Palm oil is present in many products. It is a widely used ingredient due to its composition and properties. Indeed, palm oil has the advantage of being suitable for cooking at high temperatures.
It also has a high melting point making it an ideal ingredient for baked goods such as biscuits.
It is the oil with the highest yield. Other oils require more than double the surface area for equal oil production.
Palm cultivation has led and still leads to deforestation in some areas. This is why we are now offering a more sustainable palm oil which is RSPO certified.
Palm kernel oil is an oil with similar properties to copra oil. As a result, they have long been used as a substitute for each other.
Our oil is extracted from the seeds: the kernel of the palm fruit. It can come from Indonesia - Malaysia - from South America and Africa - Papua New Guinea
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Palm kernel oil has a rheology similar to that of copra oil. This makes it possible to substitute one for the other, depending on market opportunities.
It can also replace cocoa butter.
However, its cultivation is highly controversial for the same reasons as the palm oil on which it depends. This is why we are now offering a more sustainable palm kernel oil which is RSPO certified.
Often referred to as shea butter because of its particularity of being solid at room temperature, this oil widely used in cosmetics and human food.
It is one of the potential substitutes for palm oil.
Our oil is extracted from the kernel of the nut. It can come from north of the equator, Benin, Burkina Faso, the Sahel, Sudan and Côte d'Ivoire
Meaning "life" in African dialect, the shea tree, which grows in the savannah, is sacred in Africa. Butter from the nut kernels is used by women during pregnancy to prevent the appearance of stretch marks, and after childbirth to restore elasticity to the skin. Rich in unsaponifiable compounds, it is appreciated in cosmetics for its regenerating and repairing properties.
This crop is an important source of income for African women, who pass on their know-how to their daughters, thereby ensuring the continued existence of the sector and improving their quality of life.
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