Because it has a smoke point of around 350 °F (177 °C), coconut oil is not good for high heat cooking. Once you heat up coconut oil to this temperature, it will start to smoke. Smoking means... find out more ›
Refined coconut oil
Refined coconut oil is a relatively cheaper coconut oil made from copra (dried coconut meat). It may or may not bear a coconut flavor. RBD coconut oil, RB coconut oil, fractionated coconut oil are types of refined coconut oil. Refined coconut oil may have a higher smoke point than its unrefined counterpart – virgin coconut oil.
Does coconut oil have preservatives?
Coconut oil does not need to have preservatives like BHT, BHA and TBHQ to prevent it from turning bad. The purpose of adding these common preservatives in many fats and oils is to actually... find out more ›
Can you eat refined or unrefined coconut oil?
All coconut oils, refined or unrefined are generally edible, unless the label says that it's solely for skin care, hair care, body care and not suitable for consumption. This is especially true for the... find out more ›
Does virgin coconut oil have MCT?
It's the MCT (medium-chain triglyceride) that makes virgin coconut oil beneficial to our health. So yes, virgin coconut oil has MCT, about 50 – 64%, depending on various factors such as quality of coconut used, types of coconut used, processing method, environmental conditions, method of farming etc. But having MCT doesn't make... find out more ›
10 silly coconut oil myths, blasted!
The myths about coconut oil are still everywhere. This is bad because they create confusion and mislead people. Let me set the record straight here and help clear the air since I'm one of the rare few who is extensively consuming and using coconut oil day in, day out. Let's bust them all.... find out more ›