Minola Premium Coconut Oil Review

As I’ve shown in an earlier post, I was recently given a set of Minola products to try. We’ve been using canola oil prior to this but I’m always open to other alternatives especially if it means it will be beneficial for my family.

Minola Cooking OilWe got cooking oil and margarine. Minola Margarine is actually something new to me as it’s the first time I’ve seen the product. Like other cooking oils, Minola Premium Coconut Oil is available in different sizes. A liter costs about ₱167. The last few times we used this we poured it directly to black teflon pans we use for cooking so I didn’t really get a close look at the oil itself. I put some in a small white ramekin and the oil is clear and slightly golden. It’s lighter in color compared to the more yellow canola oil. The consistency is light and there is no scent. So far it has been good for frying — we’ve cooked everything from lumpiang shanghai, fried chicken, to even simple things like pancakes.

What I like about Minola Premium Coconut Oil:

  • It’s coconut oil, so it’s rich in lauric acid. Lauric acid is the same substance found in human milk and it has anti-microbial properties so it can help boost immunity.
  • Its light consistency doesn’t make the food we cook overly greasy.
  • It’s completely scent-free.
  • Coconut oil is generally considered non-GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) unlike other oils like canola or soy so it’s more natural in terms of origin.

Downside? Adding any kind of oil when cooking food adds fat and calories but then it’s unrealistic for us to go without any form of frying at home. The key is to choose the oil you will use wisely and then use in moderation.

Minola products are available at all leading supermarkets nationwide. There is also a Minola Flagship Store on Lazada.

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  • Reply tope January 19, 2017 at 11:58 am

    our Philippine coconut oil is the best in the world… Canola oil can cause cancer…. Coconut oil has Saturated fat which is considered healthy fat… Canola oil usually has Trans-fat which is linked to heart disease…

  • Reply neil August 10, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    question, is it pure lauric oil? ive been using coconut oils for years, im looking for a cheaper alternative.

    • Reply Junnel March 15, 2018 at 1:53 pm

      49% of it is Lauric oil. The rest are the shorter MCT,s, which provides instant energy when eaten.

      • Reply Mike February 28, 2020 at 11:09 am

        Thank you for your review!
        I am wondering if you know what are the actual ingredients.
        When it says fortified, to me it means the product is not 100% natural, so what and how do they add things.
        I have been using organic coconut oil for years but of course can’t find it here in Philippines.
        Please help with ingredients.

  • Reply fe rose marie hass November 23, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    i bought minola.premium coconut oil 2 yrs ago not open yet, so im asking if it is stll safe to use…

  • Reply don estacio March 2, 2019 at 1:15 am

    just wondering if minolas margarine is vegan friendly.. star margarine has skimmed milk tho.. I’m staying away from animal by-products. tanx

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