Coconut oil is obtained by cold pressing the dried pulp of the coconut. Coconut oil is a popular oil in the kitchen due to its mild coconut flavor and versatility and is used for frying, baking and cooking. It can also serve as an alternative to butter or vegetable oil in recipes. Coconut puree, on the other hand, is made by grinding coconut meat and has a thicker, creamier consistency than coconut oil. It is often used in Asian cuisine and can be used as an ingredient in curries, soups and sauces or as a spread on bread or as a base for desserts.