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.