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    Is all coconut oil created equal?

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    I'm guessing "no". But my last tub of it was very strong tasting (organic), it was like drinking sun lotion however the tub I've just bought hardly tastes of anything which suits me much more. It says its 100% pure on the ingredience. Am I still getting all the benefits of coconut oil from this not so strong tasting tub?

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    I bought some premium natural brand virgin coconut oil once that smelled so strongly of wood smoke I had to throw it away. Not all created equal.

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    Not created equal I don't think. I've gone for the extra virgin organic , very subtle taste but thoroughly enjoyable

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    Refined coconut oil has less flavor and a higher smoke point. Sounds like you bought refined the second time, extra virgin the first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichMahogany View Post
    Refined coconut oil has less flavor and a higher smoke point. Sounds like you bought refined the second time, extra virgin the first.
    Thank you. So it terms of the refined am I still getting the primary goodness that extra virgin has?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ollie View Post
    Thank you. So it terms of the refined am I still getting the primary goodness that extra virgin has?
    Yeah, you're still getting a lot of medium chain triglycerides, and a completely saturated fat to cook with. It's a little bit more processed, but it can also safely be heated to higher temperatures. I keep a 5-gallon bucket of the refined stuff in my condo. I never stop finding new uses for it. Here's my current list:

    Deep fryer
    General cooking lube
    Hair gel
    Shave "cream"
    Deodorant
    Post-sun moisturizer
    WD-40 replacement
    Mouthwash/toothpaste (google: oil pulling)
    Seasoning cast iron pans
    Good in coffee or tea
    Zombie apocalypse food source
    Make your own chocolate
    Lip balm

    I'm probably missing a few. I keep a ramekin of the stuff on the bathroom counter, and pull the 5-gallon bucket out of the pantry as needed for everything else.

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    haha thats a few uses there. Thanks again, v helpful info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ollie View Post
    haha thats a few uses there. Thanks again, v helpful info.
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