Lately there is an awful lot of misinformation especially on articles on the internet that write about Coconut oil and MCT oil. Walalupun has the same basic material i.e. coconuts, Coconut and MCT oil is in fact different both in terms of benefits, flavor, and price. Therefore, this article aims to those of you who are still confused in determining any differences found in Coconut oil and MCT oil. Where is the oil you need for everyday? We will discuss it in great detail on the article’s a bit this time entitled Coconut Oil vs. MCT oil.
Coconut oil has been demonized in the past because it contains saturated fat. In fact, coconut oil is one of the richest sources of saturated fat known to man, with almost 90% of the fatty acids in it being saturated. MCTs or Medium Chain Triglycerides (of Medium Chain Fatty Acids) are fatty acids of a certain length, as the name suggests. MCT oil is an oil made up of one or more of these medium chain triglycerides and it is translucent and tasteless liquid at room temperature. (See also: Coconut Cream vs Coconut Milk)
Coconut oil contains high levels of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), while MCT oils contains pure concentrated forms of beneficial fatty acids. Knowing that the MCT found in coconut oil provides a lot of health advantages, MCT oil will excel for coconut oil when it comes to treating their health condition. If you purchase MCT oil, you can only consume C-6 (small amounts), C-8, C-10 and C-12, whereas if you consume coconut oil, you will get a stearic acid dose too, oleic acid and acids Linoleat (all C-18). And for the last three technical long chain fatty acids, your body still needs them in smaller quantities, and they provide a source of energy. Coconut oil belongs to small amounts of vitamin E and vitamin K, certain compound polyphenols, and low levels of iron. MCT oil belongs to a pure substance, so one of the additional antioxidant effects of coconut oil, especially for your healthy skin and hair, it will not be present in pure MCT oil. In short you can say that MCT oil is a bit more difficult to classify, and it is harder to determine exactly which acid is present in what amount. MCT oil requires more refining to produce liquid oil, which often means more chemical processing, or the complete removal of lauric acid, which has certain advantages, in itself. Some cheaper varieties of MCT oil even have oil fillers, such as omega-6 fatty acids or polyunsaturated fats.
|Coconut Oil||Mct Oil|
|- Knowing that the MCT found in coconut oil provides a lot of health advantages||- MCT oil belongs to a pure substance, so one of the additional antioxidant effects of coconut oil|
|- Coconut oil belongs to small amounts of vitamin E and vitamin K, certain compound polyphenols, and low levels of iron||- MCT oil requires more refining to produce liquid oil, which often means more chemical processing|
|- Coconut oil has been demonized in the past because it contains saturated fat||- MCT oil is an oil made up of one or more of these medium chain triglycerides and it is translucent and tasteless liquid at room temperature|
MCT oil is not true coconut oil. Why? Because, it contains little or no lauric acid. One should not expect the same benefits from cooking with MCT oil (which traditionally has been a supplement or skin care ingredient, and only recently has been marketed as a cooking oil), as with coconut oil. In here, we are not saying that MCT oil is bad, but is is much better than coconut oil just does not reflect the facts. It suggests that people making such statements are falling for marketing claims, without really investigating the true nature of MCT oil.