If coconut and palm oil are high in MCT. Both are solid above 70 degrees (or whatever temp it is). Then why is MCT oil in liquid form. That tells me that MCT liquid is not made up of coconut/palm. Then what is made from?
asked byTrynAgain (589)
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on September 16, 2011
at 03:56 PM
Coconut and palm (kernel) oil are a mix of MCTs and LCTs (like palmitic acid - hence the name) so they are hard at room temperature, due to those longer saturated fatty acids (12 carbon length and greater).
MCT oils are mostly composed of caprylic (C8) and capric acid (C10) with no LCTs, and so they are liquid at room temp.
However if the MCT product was only or mostly the MCT lauric acid (C12), like coconut oil, it would be solid at room temp due to its higher melting point.
I'd rather eat palm (kernel) oil and coconut oil than MCT oil, for many reasons.