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?
asked byRSB (278)
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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."
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.