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Old 12-30-2012, 07:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to Choose the Best Coconut Oil

There are two different kinds of coconut oil: refined and unrefined. Refined is normally considered regular and it has virtually no coconut taste or aroma. Unrefined is normally considered virgin or extra virgin and it possesses a fresh coconut taste and aroma.

For the most health benefits coconut oil should be purchased in the unrefined or extra virgin form. It is even more beneficial to choose a variety that is organic and raw. Refined coconut oils can be treated with various chemicals, and processed with very high heat, thereby compromising the health benefits of this product.
Refined oils are cheaper, but the unrefined are worth the extra price.


Coconut oil is processed normally using expeller-pressed or cold-pressed technology. Expeller pressing is a chemical-free mechanical process that extracts oil from seeds and nuts. The temperature reached during pressing depends on the hardness of the nut or seed. The harder the nut or seed, the more pressure required to extract the oil, which in turn creates more friction and higher heat. Oils that are cold pressed are expeller pressed in a heat-controlled environment to keep temperatures below 120 degrees Fahrenheit. In this sense, it is more beneficial to choose a cold pressed oil, as the more heat that is applied to the food item, the more the nutritional benefits are normally compromised and the more the quality of the food is degraded.


Be sure to also examine the label of your coconut oil. Some coconut oils will try to sound great on the front, while they hide a list of contaminated ingredients that the oil could have come into contact with on the back.
The color of the coconut oil should be fairly white, and the aroma sweet and pleasant like fresh coconuts (unless it is the refined oil).


This link also gives reviews on brands that are recommended and some that are not it's worth clicking and checking out the whole article below.



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Thank you for this. I will need to pick some up soon


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We bumped the girls up a bit tonight with their coconut oil.
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Good in time Im sure they will get up to the desired amount really there is no rush I am still on 1 tablespoon for Kippah I have to take things really slow with her as far as any diet change.
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Glad to see that the Nutvia that I have started Lexi on is on the recommended list She's still just getting a little smudge of it for now, but she seems to enjoy it!
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