Coconut oil fatty acid composition on a jar label
by Stephen Hewitt | Published 30 November 2020
Table 1 shows an analysis of fatty acids in raw virgin coconut oil as shown on the label of a 500ml jar bought in a shop. The photograph, taken in 2014, shows the label itself.
|Lauric C12:0 (MCT)||49%|
|Caprylic C8:0 (MCT)||8%|
|Capric C10:0 (MCT)||6%|
|Caproic C6:0 (MCT)||1%|
Table 2 below shows other figures from the same label, for a teaspoon (5g) of coconut oil.
|MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides)||3,200mg|
|Linoleic (Omega 6)||90mg|
|Oleic acid (Omega 9)||250mg|
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