I've tasted numerous brands of virgin coconut oil from various countries over the past 10+ years.
All claim on their labels that their virgin coconut oils are of the finest quality. The thing is, I don't smell anything close to coconut and I would get either a peculiar or somewhat pungent flavor from some brands. Are they really virgin?
Of course, I did lay my tongue on some truly good quality or even the best as far as I'm concerned.
That said, not all virgin coconut oils are created equal.
However, I do have my ways of identifying top quality virgin coconut oil after so many years of trying different brands. You can take these guidelines to help you choose the best virgin coconut oil for maximum health benefits.
At temperatures below 76 °F (24 °C), virgin coconut oil starts turning snowy or cloudy (it's not a sign of rancidity, take note). And at even lower temperature, it becomes as hard as rock and looks snowy white. When in absolute liquid form, it should look crystal clear like water.
If the oil shows yellow or even brown tint (it's easier to notice this in liquid form), then either it has been contaminated with bacteria and molds or it actually is just a ...read more