Minola Lauric Cooking Oil is one of the leading and most trusted brand in the country for the past 50 years. Yes, it's a brand that my great, great grandmother have been using in the kitchen for years, and probably a legacy that has been passed on from one generation to another. What was their secret in making them the best kitchen partner of most Filipino moms?
Minola Cooking Oil is made of coconut oil that is minolauric, which means it has full of lauric oil. According to the Philippine Coconut Authority, "Coconut oil is the most readily digested of all the fats of general use in the world." Minola is a Philippine brand of refined, bleached and deodorized coconut oil. As the package says, “Solidification of coconut oil at a certain temperature is its natural characteristic and does not affect the quality.” What is important is that this oil does not coat arterial linings in the same way that animal fats do.
What is it about Minola oil that makes it the best-selling brand in the market? Here are the essential points of coconut oil:
“Research shows that coconut oil:
- contains Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) which provide energy and do not accumulate or deposit in the body tissue.
- is trans fat free, a natural product that does not contain hydrogenated fats.
- is a lauric oil and when absorbed by the body becomes monolaurin which is known to have anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. Monolaurin is also found in mother’s milk.
- promotes good health and helps build a stronger immune system.”
Refining removes the impurities, bleaching removes much of the yellow color and deodorizing removes the burnt odor of sun-dried coconuts. Thorough refining, bleaching and deodorizing would thus produce a slightly yellow and odorless oil, such as Minola Lauric Oil.
Using Minola Cooking Oil is not only a healthy alternative but it is also budget friendly that won't put a hole into your pockets. No wonder, Minola Lauric Cooking Oil is the brand of choice for many Filipinos then and now!