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Medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) have become increasingly popular as more and more people consume healthy, plant-based fats and follow ketogenic diets (low net carbohydrate, adequate protein and high fat). As a sign of this trend, in 2019 the global MCTs market was valued at USD 1.7 billion, and from 2020 to 2027 it is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.8%.

Although MCTs can be derived from various vegetable oils, the primary source is coconut oil. More than 50% of the fats in coconut oil are MCTs, which are separated from the other fats by a process called fractionation.

Nutrients

Triglycerides are fats composed of glycerol and fatty acids. The fatty acids in MCTs are made up of a chain of 6-12 carbon atoms and include caproic acid (C6), caprylic acid (C8), capric acid (C10) and lauric acid (C12). C8 is thought by some to be the most metabolically active medium-chain fatty acid, most easily converted to energy in the body, but each type of fatty acid in MCT oil offers various health benefits.

MCTs are easily metabolized in the body due to their relatively short chemical structure. Unlike most other fats, when MCTs are processed in the body they go straight from the gut to the liver where they are rapidly converted into ketones (when there is a shortage of carbohydrates) to provide energy. In the absence of glucose, the brain can also use ketones for energy.

Additionally, the acacia gum (acacia fiber) in our MCT oil powders acts as a prebiotic, beneficial for gut health.1

Specifications


MCT Oil Powder 70% (organic)MCT Oil Powder 60%

Botanical source: Cocos nucifera
Part used: MCT oil
Drying method: Spray dried
Solubility: Partly soluble
Country of Origin: Canada
Certifications: Organic, Kosher and Food grade
Produced in a BRC certified facility

Botanical source: Cocos nucifera
Part used: MCT oil
Drying method: Spray dried
Solubility: Partly soluble
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Certifications: Kosher and Food grade
Produced in a BRC certified facility

Oil content ≥ 70%
Caprylic Acid (C8:0) % weight: 50-60%
Capric Acid (C10:0) % weight: 35-45%
Lauric Acid (C12:0) % weight: <10%

Oil content 60%
Caprylic Acid (C8:0) % weight: 33-39%
Capric Acid (C10:0) % weight: 21-27%


Applications

Our MCT oil powders have a mild flavor, and a smooth texture when mixed with water. They can be used in:

  • Functional foods and beverages
  • Keto-friendly applications
  • Weight management products
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Pet foods

References:

1 Medium Chain Triglycerides Market Size, Share Report, 2020-2027 (grandviewresearch.com)