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Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil vs. Coconut Butter

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 21, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Does anyone here use coconut oil or butter? I've been using coconut "butter" where the big difference is that they heated it up to get rid of most of the smell and taste as the intended use for it is cooking. I've been eating a lot of it along with a ketogenic diet and it seems to give me an intense energy boost.

Is there anything pointing towards dangers of the fats being cooked/heated? They did manage to reduce the smell and taste of the coconut significantly, so I don't know how hot they must have heated it.

The cold pressed coconut oil is extremely expensive here in Europe. The butter is much cheaper.

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on August 27, 2012
at 11:32 AM

No im somewhere else. I buy it at local bio/eco little supermarkets in buckets

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on July 23, 2012
at 09:15 PM

@wildwabbit- Put dried coconut in a food processor and let'r rip! It takes several min.

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on July 23, 2012
at 01:13 PM

Ok can someone please clear this up? Freetheanimal posted the coolest paleo bread the other day requiring macadamia butter and coconut butter, and I am trying to find out, much less source from any store, this nebulous thing called coconut butter. Some say its just another name for oil but that doesn't make sense, vs something different from the oil called butter. And how does one make coconut butter?

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on July 23, 2012
at 12:07 PM

Interesting. In the US, coconut butter is like a nut butter, but made out of whole coconut meat. It definitely isn't suitable for cooking.

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on July 23, 2012
at 10:34 AM

elcapitan, are you from Spain? Where do you buy the 2kg for 30€? ;)

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on July 23, 2012
at 09:05 AM

I'm in europe as well and i cook with cold-pressed cocounut oil. 30E for a 2kg bucket i believe.

Although I'm still looking for coconut oil which i can apply to my skin

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on July 23, 2012
at 10:34 AM

elcapitan, are you from Spain? Where do you buy the 2kg for 30€? ;)

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on August 27, 2012
at 11:32 AM

No im somewhere else. I buy it at local bio/eco little supermarkets in buckets

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on July 21, 2012
at 04:29 PM

Coconut butter is ground whole coconut flesh..like any nut butter. The oil is pressed from the meat. If its a virgin press it will taste like coconut. If its refined it shouldn't have any flavor.

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