The Health Benefits of Coconut-Based Products and Development of the Industry

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BY ASVEENE CHANDRAN  and  CH’NG SOO EE, PhD

Authors are attached to CAIQTEST (China Academy of Inspection and Quarantine) Innovation Malaysia Service Center

COCONUT oil and its derivatives are making a comeback with strong testimonies from consumers. This not only dispels previous myths that the oil is unhealthy but is also driving a robust market for the products.

Coconut oil, milk and water are the main products but there are also nata de coco and various types of oils that are processed differently to provide different effects. It is an economic plant cultivated in tropical countries namely Asian countries. Malaysia is an active trader involved in both imports and exports of coconut products.

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