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Gramiyum Wood Pressed Coconut Oil is a new product which the manufacturers say it is Pure without any additives and preservatives, free from sulphur and other chemicals.
They follow the process of wood press extraction of coconut oil where the temperature of nuts/seeds is maintained at room temperature and since the oil is not heated, it retains the natural nutrients, flavor, color.
While the label does not mention the use of TBHQ, its label mentions the TBHQ level. We are therefore assuming that the product uses TBHQ as an antioxidant unless the brand clarifies otherwise to us.
The foodnetindia Rating for This Product
foodnetindia safety rating : 6 -(On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
We are concerned about the use of TBHQ in this oil, it is an antioxidant used widely in vegetable oils, cereals and other fat-containing foods as it prevents rancidity, but there are visual disturbances in humans exposed to this chemical as it may cause Nausea,vomiting, headache, dizziness, delirium, tinnitus,green or brownish urine, elevated liver enzymes,muscle twitching, and dyspnea. Severe toxicity in humans may cause seizures, metabolic acidosis, cyanosis, methemoglobinemia, albuminuria, hematuria, liver damage, marked cachexia, respiratory failure, coma, and cardiovascular collapse. Read more here 
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 5 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
Coconut oil has many natural excellent health properties and has been traditionally used in India for centuries, it also has a high heating point which makes it a good oil for high heat cooking . This product is free from harmful sulphur, additives etc. There is increasing evidence that although coconut oil is predominantly made of saturated fats, MCTs (medium chain triglycerides) such as those present in coconut oil may be beneficial and are not a health risk. It is well documented that some island communities/tribes that get most of their calories from coconut fat have very low incidence of heart disease.
We are however constrained to reduce the wholesomeness rating of this product due to the added TBHQ.
Ingredients of concern in Gramiyum Wood Pressed Coconut Oil –
TBHQ
TBHQ in this oil, it is an antioxidant used widely in vegetable oils, cereals and other fat-containing foods as it prevents rancidity, but there are visual disturbances in humans exposed to this chemical as it may cause nausea,vomiting, headache, dizziness, delirium, tinnitus,green or brownish urine, elevated liver enzymes,muscle twitching, and dyspnea. Severe toxicity in humans may cause seizures, metabolic acidosis, cyanosis, methemoglobinemia, albuminuria, hematuria, liver damage, marked cachexia, respiratory failure, coma, and cardiovascular collapse
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:
Coconut Oil


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