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Know All the Steps for Sesame, Kokum, and Coconut Oil Refinery

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Essential oils like sesame, kokum, and coconut demand are increasing worldwide with rising health awareness. And hence their refining process is critical to remove the many impurities to make them safe and intact with nutrients for many benefits and uses. Refinery plants and equipment made by reputed manufacturers are in high need for developing oil and fat manufacturing worldwide. Sesame oil made from sesame seeds is rich in proteins, fats, fiber, carbohydrates, minerals, etc. It is the reason many refer to it as the queen of vegetable oils for use in cooking, salads, soaps, cosmetics, paints, perfumes, pesticides, and others. Kokum oil, or butter, which is non-greasy, is the best substitute for cocoa butter because of its triglyceride composition. But only the best kokum oil refinery plant will provide purified oil with protein up to 17% for various uses. A coconut oil refinery helps to make high-quality edible oil used for cooking purposes and for many cosmetics and others.


Hence this article will discuss many steps for the coconut and sesame oil refinery to develop the oil and fat business to new heights. 


What is a sesame oil refinery?


Sesame is an edible oil useful as a flavor enhancer in many countries like India, China, Japan, and the Middle East. For thousands of years, the use of sesame oil in these countries has increased its importance worldwide. While sesame seeds have 54% oil content, only the best sesame oil refinery plants can extract up to 50% of the oil with excellent quality, rich in nutrition, and pure flavor. Also, it has many nutrients, like linoleic acid, and antioxidants like sesamolin, etc., to soften blood vessels and prevent diseases because of angiosclerosis. Also, the ingredients make it durable for having a longer shelf life as it is hard to deteriorate. 


6 steps for sesame oil refinery


There are many traditional and modern sesame oil extraction and refining methods to cater to its vast demand worldwide. A few of the steps include milling, which is pressing or squeezing, and extraction. Also, it involves degumming, bleaching, alkali refining, dewaxing, and deodorizing. Let us check each of the six steps for a sesame oil refinery, which includes the following. 


  1. Sesame seed cleaning includes washing using the right equipment to remove unwanted things like dust, stones, foreign matter, etc, to sort out the good seeds. 


  1. Dry roasting of sesame seeds includes roasting to remove excess water from the cleaning process to be ready for cooking. 


  1. Pressing is the next step after drying to be ready for crushing by expeller press and time given to settle.


  1. Filtration of the crude sesame oil after pressing to remove the solids or oil cakes from the oil to enable extracting of the final oil


  1. Refining the sesame oil after filtration is to ensure complete purity and not to have any oil cakes 


  1. Packing is the final step after refining cantor bottles or drums to be ready for distribution and sale.


Steps of coconut oil refinery 


Coconut oil has more benefits beyond cooking, like reducing seizures, heart problems, etc. Its many antioxidant and antimicrobial properties improve skin, oral, and other health benefits, including weight loss. But crude coconut oil has many impurities that need the best refining to make it pure. The following are the four steps of a coconut oil refinery.


  1. Degumming is the first step to pump in the equipment with hot water at about 80 degree Celsius to remove the phospholipids.


  1. Deacidification includes two ways, physical and chemical, adding lye to neutralize it and removing the FFA or free fatty acids.


  1. Decolorization includes adding white soil to absorb the leaf filter’s pigments and other particulate impurities. 


  1. Deodorization using direct steam removes odor substances to improve the flavor and quality of coconut oil.


Mectech, over four decades, combines knowledge, skillsmanship, and technology in four state-of-the-art facilities, making the plants for the best sesame oil refinery, kokum oil refinery, and coconut oil refinery.

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