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Any suggestions for an alternative to coconut oil for cooking as my wife dislikes the added coconut flavour but keen to keep the health benefits!

Answered on January 27, 2014
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Any suggestions for an alternative to coconut oil for cooking as my wife dislikes the added coconut flavour but keen to keep the health benefits!

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Refined coconut oil is great. People might go off about how it's "refined", but it's still got all the good stuff of the unrefined stuff, minus the flavor.

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on January 27, 2014
at 05:21 PM

I would recommend you try avocado oil. It has a nice high smoke point, and is also extremely nutritious. It is one of the richest sources of beta-sitosterol, which has been clinically proven to reduce levels of 'bad' cholesterol. Also very rich in lutein, Vitamin E, and potassium. My husband prefers its taste to coconut oil, so maybe your wife will too. I usually find it also costs a titch less than most coconut oil brands.

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on January 27, 2014
at 09:53 AM

Forget cooking the oil for the benefits, take coconut oil/butter raw instead, benefits are greater and the coconut butter has a more tolerable flavor and consistency when eaten alone according to coconut consumers including myself, I like to make custom chocolate bars with it containing 70% dark chocolate sweetened with 7% unrefined cane sugar/ground up dates and mixed with dessicated coconut for a really nice treat.

Tallow is a far better cooking oil in my experience, has a higher smoke point and costs less.

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on January 27, 2014
at 06:33 AM

Half Coconut Oil, half GF Butter does the trick for me. Don't really taste the Coconut, although I wouldn't mind if I did. The CO keeps the butter from burning in the pan.

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on January 27, 2014
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Buy Lou Ana coconut oil, it's flavorless, available at most groceries, and cheaper than whatever hipster brand paleo folks like.

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on January 26, 2014
at 10:28 PM

What type of coconut oil are you using? If you want to avoid the coconut flavour you'll need to buy refined coconut oil such as this one. I've been able to cook with this oil and avoid any over powering coconut taste. I also like to use duck fat or ghee to cook/finish off my dishes to get that added deep flavour that coconut sometimes doesn't give.

Db4ad76f6f307a6f577e175710049172

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on January 27, 2014
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Refined coconut oil is great. People might go off about how it's "refined", but it's still got all the good stuff of the unrefined stuff, minus the flavor.

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on January 26, 2014
at 10:08 PM

I like macadamia nut oil. A little nutty, as you might expect, but mild.

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