Coconut derivatives can be found in a number of products found in the cosmetic world. Coconut is used as a base for many hair care products and its derivatives provide the benefits of being rich in nutrients, antioxidants, and fatty acids. Because of the body’s need for a balanced pH level, coconut oil has been used for centuries as a food and cosmetic. Coconut oil is not only beneficial for the skin but also helps improve texture and reduce wrinkles. The oil is largely composed of saturated fats which have been proven to be good for the skin’s elasticity and hydration. Even though saturated fats are largely present in coconut oil, the product is still considered to be a healthy choice.
Coconut oil is also a great alternative to petroleum jelly as it will not break down under the sun or in high-temperature environments. Vegetable-based oils like olive oil, coconut oil, and avocado oil are better than animal-based oils that have been heated to high temperatures, like butter Fats like butter and coconut oil are solid at room temperature, while vegetable oils are liquid Fats that are solid at room temperature tend to last longer without spoiling.
Indonesia is a fertile country for coconut trees
As a tropical country, Indonesia is a fertile country for coconut trees. The lowlands along their coasts from Sumatra in the west and Papua in the east are lined by meandering slender tall vegetation. However, it did not attract large enough investors to produce large exports of coconut palms, such as crude palm oil, coffee, and cocoa.
Coconut is also known for its scientific name: Cocos nucifera, a very useful tree in our lives. Almost all coconut palms have commercial value – their wood, pulp, fibrous shells, shells, and coconut milk. Products of high commercial value for coconut include virgin coconut oil (VCO), coconut charcoal (CCL), coconut fiber (CF), activated carbon (AC), and oleochemicals in the form of fatty acids, metal esters, fatty alcohols, fatty amines, fatty nitrogen, glycerin and so on.
Coconut meat: Fresh, Dry, and Flour
In our daily lives, the most consumed part is coconut meat. his meat. In fact, many use coconut meat in many forms, such as fresh meat, dry meat, and even flour for our diet. Fresh meat is often used to make coconut milk and also to make virgin coconut oil (VCO) through the cold process.
Dried coconut, often known as dill. Dill production – shell removal, splitting, drying – is usually carried out in the area where coconuts grow. Copra can be made by smoke drying, sun drying, or oven drying. Today, the coconut oil extraction process is performed by crushing dill to produce coconut oil (70%); the by-product is known as koprakoek or kopramiel (30%). Once the fat is removed, the remaining coconut cake contains 18-25% protein but contains so much fiber in the diet that many people cannot eat it. However, ruminants are usually fed. Dried coconut is grated, dry (moisture content max. 3%), and unsweetened fresh meat or the core of ripe coconut fruit. Dried coconuts are graded by cutting to their size, for example, in the fine and middle grades, where the fine grade has a smaller particle size than the middle grade. A good grade of dried coconut is also known as coconut fluoride.
The dried coconut of good quality should be white, reasonably free of yellow spots, black spots, and other discolors. It should have a sweet coconut aroma, a delicate coconut taste without rancidity, and an even particle size distribution.
Palm sugar is often referred to by various names, which refer to the many different species used by palms and their extensive production throughout Africa and Asia, ie coconut sugar, arenga sugar, nipa sugar. The researchers examined 14 different cane and palm sugars and found that unrefined palm sugar had a higher antioxidant content than refined cane sugar, according to a February 2010 Food Chemistry study.
However, coconut sugar retains some of the nutrients contained in the coconut tree. There is not much data on this, but according to the Philippine Ministry of Agriculture, coconut sugar contains a lot of nutrients. The best known of these are the minerals Iron, Zinc, Calcium, and Potassium, along with some short-chain fatty acids, polyphenols, and antioxidants, which can also provide some health benefits. It also has a glass fiber called Inulin, which can slow down glucose uptake and explains why coconut sugar has a lower glycemic index than regular table sugar. Much has been said about the low glycemic index of palm sugar (GI, a ranking of how carbohydrates affect blood glucose levels). Palm sugar producers state that its GI is 35, compared to honey 55 and table sugar 68.
Coconut Tree, husk, and shell
Coconut trees are used as a raw material for furniture production. Derivatives of coconut shells with commercial value are shell flour (CP). AC, CCL, and Activated carbon can be used in the gas and oil industry, water distillation, pulp processing, fertilizer industry, and gold mining. Fiber skins can be used as a material for furniture such as luxury car seats, spring beds, and geotextiles (GT).