The benefit of refined coconut oil is that it has a higher smoke point than virgin coconut oil. You can cook with it at up to 400°F (versus 350°F for virgin coconut oil). It also has a neutral scent and flavor (versus virgin coconut oil which has a distinct coconut smell and flavor). This makes it ideal for recipes where a coconut flavor is not desired. Refined Coconut Oil and Virgin Coconut Oil have the same benefits of 63% Medium Chain Triglycerides and 50% Lauric Acid.
- Steam Refined
- No cholesterol
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Kristyn: a couple of weeks ago
Perfect replacement for butter, margarine or any other oil in higher-heat cooking (especially if you are dairy intolerant). I have been using Nutiva's virgin coconut oil (for body/teeth care, smoothies, etc) for quite some time, but I love the fact that the refined version has no coconutty flavours for dishes that aren't suited to it. Definite repurchase!
Laurel: more than a year ago
Coconut oil is used at our house for many things, principally for cooking and making skin care products. I know what it in the products I make myself and they keep my skin happy in our dry climate. The only reason this coconut oil doesn't get a 5/5 is that I can often find better prices for organic coconut oil locally.