Bork Bork! Where have you been lately?
This discussion has tempted me to try a small jar of the extra virgin cocount oil, just to see if I hate it. Generally I dislike the taste of anything coconut-y and truly hate a coconut scent in anything; food or cosmetics or especially that vile suntan oil - now there's your puke smell IMO.
Anywho, my working jar of Tropical Traditions refined sits on the kitchen shelf. I can tell the room temperature by how hard or soft it is and I've never worried about it going rancid.
I was reading that Mark thought unrefined, or virgin, CO is healthiest. IYO, which of those has the least coconutty taste to it? The flavor of coconut is sweet to me, and I don't care for it in savory dishes--which are the majority of what I eat (not much of a sweet tooth, here).
Could you tell me please what are the differences between your coconut oils nutritionally?
I do not mean how they are made but actually the nutrient content( Vitamins, minerals, which amino acids, lauric acid etc.)
There are quite big price differences between these oils. Is it only because of the different extraction methods or are there some nutritional differences as well?
Could you be precise in your response please? I am looking for percentages and amounts.
I do expeller-pressed, which is refined, but minimally so. I just don't like virgin coconut oil (though I like coconut itself and use coconut cream in my coffee just fine, it's just the oil I don't like tasting all coconutty at me).
I get this: Coconut Oil: America's Best Source for Buying Coconut Oil! - in the 5 gallon buckets. If you follow on Twitter or email newsletter or whatever, order when they have free shipping for the best price.
I fill pint-sized mason jars (cause they fit in my microwave when I need to melt it) at a time. I also keep smaller containers about for cosmetic use. And it's cheap enough for me to give samples when I recommend it to someone.