Coconut oil is a heat-stable, vegetable saturated fat that does not form trans fatty acids. It contains most medium-chain fatty acids, is easily burned and contains little or no fat. Below 25 degrees C., the oil is solid and is referred to as coconut fat.
Coconut oil does not have an E number as it is not normally an excipient but a foodstuff, although in the context of food supplements it can act as an excipient.
Coconut oil is also used externally on the skin and mucous membranes.