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cohune palm

Cohune oil

Cohune oil is pressed from the seeds of the cohune palm, which is native to Central America. The oil was used by the Mayan empire, and continues to be used as a lubricant, for cooking, soapmaking and lamp oil. Cohune oil is made up of the following portions of fatty acids:

! Fatty acid
Percentage
Caprylic 7.5%
Capric 6.5%
Lauric 46.5%
Myristic 16.0%
Palmitic 9.5%
Stearic 3.0%
Oleic 10.0%
Linoleic 1.0%

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