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Non health food store coconut oil

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 25, 2012 at 3:52 AM

I bought some coconut oil today at an Indian spice market. It is from the Philippines and is 1/3 the price of health food store oil. Do you think it might not be all that pure?

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on February 22, 2012
at 04:36 PM

I've used the Spectrum refined for higher heat cooking and it's nothing like the Luanna. I don't trust it.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on February 22, 2012
at 03:34 PM

What's strange about it? Luanna is simply a refined coconut oil. A step up from most other refined oils, and a glass of kool-aid short of everybody's cold-pressed, virgin, blah blah blah coconut oil.

5e36f73c3f95eb4ea13a009f4936449f

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on January 25, 2012
at 09:29 PM

Is it a known brand?

5e36f73c3f95eb4ea13a009f4936449f

(8280)

on January 25, 2012
at 09:29 PM

What's not mentioned here is WHY they're refining it. They're refining it because it's the cruddiest, nastiest, old/moldy chunks of coconut that's been sitting around for months. Plus, they're doing the best to wring every last bit of oil out. If they didn't do all the work to clean it up, it'd be black smelly oil that you'd never want to touch.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on January 25, 2012
at 05:40 PM

It'll say hydrogenated if it's been hydrogenated. Other refinements, not really problematic - clarification, deodorization, etc...

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

(10904)

on January 25, 2012
at 03:44 PM

I guess if it hasn't been hydrogenated it's better than using peanut oil or corn oil...

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

(10904)

on January 25, 2012
at 03:43 PM

Other than being treated with toxic chemicals and possibly being hydrogenated, thereby making it full of trans fats???!!!

Dcf355a2a13a1cdac6b8932a145fbd9d

(278)

on January 25, 2012
at 02:28 PM

Other than that what is the problem with it???

Dcf355a2a13a1cdac6b8932a145fbd9d

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on January 25, 2012
at 02:28 PM

Not much. Ingredients: coconut oil.

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on January 25, 2012
at 10:53 AM

What does the labelling say?

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1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

on January 25, 2012
at 01:27 PM

It's probably refined coconut oil and unless it was expeller pressed that means it was subjected to high heat and possibly bad chemicals to further bleach and refine it. This is from http://www.organicfacts.net/organic-oils/organic-coconut-oil/refined-coconut-oil.html

"Refining, Bleaching & Deodorizing: The crude oil is first repeatedly filtered to obtain a clean filtrate. The oil is also bleached in the process as this filtration is done using calcareous clays. Then, it is heated at very high temperature. This serves dual purpose. It deodorizes the oil and also kills the germs or fungal spores in it. Thereafter, sodium hydroxide (Na (OH) 2) is added to it and further filtered to remove the mono-fats or free fats. Finally, in some cases, it is hydrogenated to ensure that no unsaturated fatty acids are left in it and its shelf life is elongated."

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

(10904)

on January 25, 2012
at 03:44 PM

I guess if it hasn't been hydrogenated it's better than using peanut oil or corn oil...

5e36f73c3f95eb4ea13a009f4936449f

(8280)

on January 25, 2012
at 09:29 PM

What's not mentioned here is WHY they're refining it. They're refining it because it's the cruddiest, nastiest, old/moldy chunks of coconut that's been sitting around for months. Plus, they're doing the best to wring every last bit of oil out. If they didn't do all the work to clean it up, it'd be black smelly oil that you'd never want to touch.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on January 25, 2012
at 05:40 PM

It'll say hydrogenated if it's been hydrogenated. Other refinements, not really problematic - clarification, deodorization, etc...

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

(10904)

on January 25, 2012
at 03:43 PM

Other than being treated with toxic chemicals and possibly being hydrogenated, thereby making it full of trans fats???!!!

Dcf355a2a13a1cdac6b8932a145fbd9d

(278)

on January 25, 2012
at 02:28 PM

Other than that what is the problem with it???

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7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on February 22, 2012
at 03:28 PM

I bought some coconut oil awhile back from my supermarket Lulana brand I think? Anyway, it was so much different than the others I did not trust it. (It was very cheap.) I promptly took it up to my shower. Just by using it on my skin and the texture I KNEW there was something very strange about it. Anyway, I would suggest you use it for other things than cooking and spring for the good virgin, cold expeller stuff.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on February 22, 2012
at 03:34 PM

What's strange about it? Luanna is simply a refined coconut oil. A step up from most other refined oils, and a glass of kool-aid short of everybody's cold-pressed, virgin, blah blah blah coconut oil.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on February 22, 2012
at 04:36 PM

I've used the Spectrum refined for higher heat cooking and it's nothing like the Luanna. I don't trust it.

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