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Is this coconut oil good ?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 11, 2012 at 5:24 AM

I have this coconut oil that I mainly use for skin and my hair. The brand is called Parachute , it's imported from India. It does say that it's edible.

This is what the back reads ''A premium quality 100% pure edible oil, made by pressing sun-dried coconut kernals in an oil mill before micro-filtering.'' and '' This product contains edible oil made from the finest coconuts - it is scientifically filtered to remain fresh for long time.''

I only use butter for cooking/frying. I want to include coconut oil in my diet. And, I am wondering if this product is good.

thanks ! '

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on May 29, 2012
at 10:16 AM

+1 Take care what you put into your body.

736662d9fd6314d426cc6de1896aa045

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on April 28, 2012
at 06:24 PM

But that's a manufacturer's site. May be true, but not a reliable source! My concerns: - Refined coconut oils seem fine for cooking (especially higher smoke point for frying than virgin oil), but the labels don't confirm whether they're hydrogenated or not, or use of chemicals to deodorise. - Virgin coconut oil seems to have a low smoke point, so not good for cooking. Is its only beneficial use for salads and taking raw spoonfuls? And how much?

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on March 11, 2012
at 09:39 PM

Yes, Nature's Way Organic Virgin Coconut oil is good for cooking. http://www.naturesway.com/Products/Energy-Endurance/15659-EfaGold-Coconut-Oil.aspx

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on March 11, 2012
at 06:35 PM

Is it good for cooking ?

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on March 11, 2012
at 02:38 PM

I have purchased Nature's Way Organic Virgin Coconut oil and it is a good product. There are organic and non-organic coconuts. http://www.ehow.com/about_5403488_organic-vs-virgin-coconut-oil.html

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on March 11, 2012
at 02:36 PM

What may be done to coconuts or the oil that makes them non organic?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on March 11, 2012
at 02:34 PM

What is done to coconuts or the oil that makes them not organic?

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86a515582f856e10ca5c95ee71f3ff03

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on May 29, 2012
at 10:00 AM

Parachute coconut oil is not good for cooking. It's ok to apply it on your hair and body. If you wish to use coconut oil for cooking, I suggest you buy virgin coconut oil.

Cbda678b2a6bf0537d8c4ea0ce8aa9ad

(4319)

on May 29, 2012
at 10:16 AM

+1 Take care what you put into your body.

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6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on March 11, 2012
at 02:06 PM

I'm sure it's fine but I am willing to guess that you can find some organic coconut oil for only a little bit more cost.

55cacccadb701036d0c796595d37fa9a

(53)

on March 11, 2012
at 06:35 PM

Is it good for cooking ?

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on March 11, 2012
at 02:38 PM

I have purchased Nature's Way Organic Virgin Coconut oil and it is a good product. There are organic and non-organic coconuts. http://www.ehow.com/about_5403488_organic-vs-virgin-coconut-oil.html

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on March 11, 2012
at 02:36 PM

What may be done to coconuts or the oil that makes them non organic?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on March 11, 2012
at 02:34 PM

What is done to coconuts or the oil that makes them not organic?

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on March 11, 2012
at 09:39 PM

Yes, Nature's Way Organic Virgin Coconut oil is good for cooking. http://www.naturesway.com/Products/Energy-Endurance/15659-EfaGold-Coconut-Oil.aspx

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on March 11, 2012
at 01:23 PM

I actually use Parachute for both cooking and my hair/skin. I can find it easily in many Indian grocery stores and the price is very affordable compared to other brands.

Unfortunately I cannot compare the taste to anything else because I've only used Parachute thus far. I really like the taste though, and I use it with both Asian cooking and Indian cooking. But let me know how you think it fares compared with other brands.

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on June 20, 2013
at 04:15 PM

dont consume it....m an indian...and i dont think parachute is for consumption irrespective of whateva the label says..!!

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on December 31, 2012
at 05:43 PM

On a side note, for those in the U.S., Costco has been selling Nutiva Organic Coconut oil, 78 ounces @ $21.99. That is a great price for that brand of Organic coconut oil.

They have been selling that for the last 3 months or so in my area.

http://nutiva.com/products/coconut-oil-organic-benefits-nutiva/

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on December 31, 2012
at 01:07 PM

Parachute is a very famous indian coconut oil, Its quality has known to drop drastically ever since they started really mass producing due to demand. I WOULD NOT AT ALL recommend you cook with this LOW QUALITY coconut oil that is clearly made for external use ONLY. and its benefits arent even that great..

Again dont use this to eat.. Lots of my Indian friends looked at me in horror when i suggested ingesting it.

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on December 31, 2012
at 08:02 AM

I do not recommend it

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on December 31, 2012
at 04:18 AM

I really don't think parachute coconut oil is for cooking purposes! I wouldn't even use it on my skin (other than my scalp!). The company that makes parachute oil makes it in my coutry (not India) too. People here use this a lot. Its really for the hair. You can check out the parachute ads on youtube if you want to. I would find other coconut oil thats made for cooking purposes. Hope this is not too late for an answer.

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55cacccadb701036d0c796595d37fa9a

(53)

on March 11, 2012
at 07:04 PM

I'd appreciate more answers.

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on March 11, 2012
at 02:00 PM

All the Parachute brand oil I've seen was packaged in plastic. I would avoid it if that's the case.

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on March 11, 2012
at 08:08 AM

This link has some good information about EVCO (Extra Virgin Coconut Oil).

http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/what_is_virgin_coconut_oil.htm

736662d9fd6314d426cc6de1896aa045

(175)

on April 28, 2012
at 06:24 PM

But that's a manufacturer's site. May be true, but not a reliable source! My concerns: - Refined coconut oils seem fine for cooking (especially higher smoke point for frying than virgin oil), but the labels don't confirm whether they're hydrogenated or not, or use of chemicals to deodorise. - Virgin coconut oil seems to have a low smoke point, so not good for cooking. Is its only beneficial use for salads and taking raw spoonfuls? And how much?

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on July 30, 2013
at 06:54 PM

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"All the Parachute brand oil I've seen was packaged in plastic. I would avoid it if that's the case." as opposed to buying the more expensive Nutiva that is packaged in plastic. But is maore expensive, is not made in India, & id "white" & so virgin. Right? I make mine at home, & that is golden & I wouldn't do it any other way. I have read dome where that Parachute is edible, but I have never physically met any one, not even from the parts of India where coconut oil is the staple cooking oil as it grows a plenty in that area. We, in India, were not used to 1 size fits all concept till the whites invaded ndia. All of us went for whatever grew in the neighborhood, & were disese free till we did that. The foreign entry brought in the foreign diseases & the maladies, & also poverty, by destroying the local industry that had made India the wealthy country that attracted the whites to begin with.

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