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    Coconut oil - solid or liquid?

    I'm new to this coconut oil thing so I did some Googling. I was reading an article that said extra virgin unrefined coconut oil should be a clear liquid. But when I went to my local health supplement store all I can find were jars of a white, candle-wax-like substance. But they all said extra virgin and unrefined too. I did not see any jars of clear liquid. Which should I get, clear liquid or solid white, and why the difference?

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    The difference is temperature. Coconut oil is solid to about 24 degrees Celsius.
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    Yep... coconut oil will be solid at store temps. It melts at about 75F, THEN it is a clear liquid. Tasty too...
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    It always ends up as a gas though...amiriteguys?

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    Well my house is cold too then. I brought a jar home and it still looks like candle wax. Oh well, easy to to spoon it out that way and eat it like ice cream! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by @lex View Post
    It always ends up as a gas though...amiriteguys?
    Gas??? From coconut oil?
    Not IME... *shrugs*
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    Quote Originally Posted by cori93437 View Post
    Gas??? From coconut oil?
    Not IME... *shrugs*
    Coconut products seem to have a brutal gas/laxative effect on me. It's reached a point where my girl has banned them to a certain degree because she's sick of the bed turning into a gas chamber. Personally, I think it's hilarious, but her concerns are justified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by @lex View Post
    Coconut products seem to have a brutal gas/laxative effect on me. It's reached a point where my girl has banned them to a certain degree because she's sick of the bed turning into a gas chamber. Personally, I think it's hilarious, but her concerns are justified.
    Never had that problem. Having problems digesting fats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnivara View Post
    Well my house is cold too then. I brought a jar home and it still looks like candle wax. Oh well, easy to to spoon it out that way and eat it like ice cream! lol
    It liquifies at around 24 degrees Celsius, which is above room temperature. So in most indoors places it will be solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bosnic View Post
    Never had that problem. Having problems digesting fats?
    Nope, I could eat a stick of butter or drink bacon fat and be fine, it's just something about the coconut.

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