The color of virgin coconut oil is colorless and clear. In the production of virgin coconut oil (VCO), specification indicates VCO is colorless and clear. VCO, a colorless and clear pure coconut oil is a high value oil. It is pressed from fresh mature kernel without heat and chemical treatment and has wide range of applications in cosmetics and food.
VCO consumers look for a colorless and clear oil. And manufacturers make effort to ensure that VCO is colorless and clear. A spectrophotometer is used to check the color and clarity of VCO.
Konica Minolta Spectrophotometer CM-5 measures color. VCO is placed in a cuvettee and positioned in the transmittance chamber to measure color and clarity. Color can be numercially expressed in the CIE L*a*b* or CIEL*C*h color space. A general color tolerance adopted by manufacturers is color difference ΔEab 0.5.