Thursday, May 30, 2013

Homemade Cold Press Virgin Coconut Oil ( Fermentation Method)






This was my first attempt of making this coconut oil. I bought 3 mature freshly grated coconuts from the nearby wet market, and 3 cups of warm water were added to the coconut pulp to extract the coconut milk from it. As fermentation works better in a warm and enclosed place, so my pot of coconut milk was put in the turn off mode microwave oven to ferment. After several hour, the curd, oil and water start to separate:- the protein stay at the surface, the oil float at the 2nd layer, then follow by the water and a layer of fine pulp settles at the bottom. After filtering I was able to scoop out about 3/4 cup of cold press virgin coconut with no heat apply to it at all. The oil that was extracted this way might has some water moisture content in it, so i will keep it in the fridge to prevent it from rancid.























7 comments:

  1. Next time, let it settle for 24 hours then put it in a fridge for another 24 hours, the oil will become solid and it'll be easier to handle. =)

    However, good job. =D

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    1. by putting it in the fridge for 24hours, will there be curd thats mixed in the oil? or will the curd and oil completely separate?

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    2. i noticed that after the fermentation process (mine was about 28hrs in about 30 C), there were some curd that 'fell' into the oil layer.
      if we let sit in the fridge for 24hours, will it help separate the curd from the oil completely?
      or am i doing it wrongly? D:

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  3. This is great info. Thank you. Currently fermenting.

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  4. AnonymousJuly 23, 2015

    Hi,
    Im also a big fan of virgin coconut oil I just have one question when I read about how to make cold pressed coconut oil at home on your blog
    I discovered that after leaving the milk to stay for  several hours, the curd, oil and water start to separate:- the protein stay at the surface, the oil float at the 2nd layer, then followed by the water and a layer of fine pulp settles at the bottom. I also saw the same thing happen in a youtube video http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WgYp6o0EOCE
    I don't know the mystery behind it, but when I prepared mine I only had water left after scooping the curd out and that's after leaving it for 24hrs. I didn't find any oil in between just water. I saw the same results here on this blog- https://desertenlightenment.wordpress.com/2012/10/16/make-your-own-virgin-cold-pressed-coconut-oil-2/comment-page-2/#comment-2652
    Ps: I didn't freeze mine, only froze the curd and that's after scooping it out. Pls if you have any suggestions as to how to find the oil kindly leave me a reply (I dont have a google acct I wud have commented via the act) thanks

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  5. If there is water in the oil, you could always cover the jar/container of VCO with cling wrap and poke a hole in it. let sit out for about 24 hours and the water will evaporate naturally from the oil.

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