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RBD Coconut Oil

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Created October 04, 2010 at 6:55 PM

I cannot afford to buy Virgin Coconut Oil on a regular basis, so trying to go down to the cheaper RBD (Refined, Bleached & Deodorized) Coconut Oil. My jar comes from KTC edibles and is advertised as "Pure coconut oil".

How safe is it to eat by the spoon? Should I stop eating it and use it only to moisturize my face & body?

2f931662684a7747be36255c8b486228

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on November 23, 2011
at 11:01 AM

I think it's 3 years. The one I bought pharmaceutical quality along with Shea butter (same solidity) was 3 yrs. Which means it may be more. They have to be safe and sure on the labels.

B8592e62f9804ddabae73c1103d6bcb9

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on January 02, 2011
at 01:04 AM

It should last indefinitely, as long as it's kept dry and solid. Fats only 'go off' when they oxidise, and coconut oil is very saturated so barely any oxidation can happen and the saturated fats protect the unsaturated ones. Also coconut oil is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, etc so nothing will grow in it, but keeping it dry will help with that too.

4a1966b5bc00a9aefd3abd63b9913284

on October 06, 2010
at 12:37 AM

Maybe because of my link? That's whack- it's a resource anyone can use and I provide it for free. I spent a lot of time on that flyer and I want people to benefit from it!

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on October 05, 2010
at 04:27 PM

Not sure why somebody downvoted you here....

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on October 05, 2010
at 03:06 AM

Hmm. good question..

Fe783e04644862c30823614f31b9a996

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on October 05, 2010
at 02:12 AM

i will let you know. :)

Cfccbcf3450ac4919311ded8ef162d49

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on October 04, 2010
at 08:00 PM

this brings up the question of what the shelf life of EVCO is?

Cfccbcf3450ac4919311ded8ef162d49

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on October 04, 2010
at 07:58 PM

That's a staple for us! Love Nutiva. :-)

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4a1966b5bc00a9aefd3abd63b9913284

on October 05, 2010
at 04:38 AM

I'd definitely not recommend skimping on quality oils. Fats and oils are the things you want the BEST possible quality of in your body. Consider this... if you avoid fat from animal meats (meaning you eat lean cuts of commercial meats) to save money, then the quality of fats you get into your body should be the best they can be. Fats help shape our cells and maintain cell-wall integrity. If you aren't eating grass-fed meats and organic veggies, buy quality oils at the very least. I posted a link to this before, but check out my post on fats and oils for a PDF guide to which are healthy vs not...

http://www.balancedbites.com/2010/07/fats-which-to-eat-and-which-to-ditch.html

77732bf6bf2b8a360f523ef87c3b7523

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on October 05, 2010
at 04:27 PM

Not sure why somebody downvoted you here....

4a1966b5bc00a9aefd3abd63b9913284

on October 06, 2010
at 12:37 AM

Maybe because of my link? That's whack- it's a resource anyone can use and I provide it for free. I spent a lot of time on that flyer and I want people to benefit from it!

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Fe783e04644862c30823614f31b9a996

on October 04, 2010
at 07:07 PM

Rather than compromise on quality, buy in bulk! Nature's Approved (Extra Virgin, Organic) 5-gallon is $165--at least a year's supply.

62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

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on October 05, 2010
at 03:06 AM

Hmm. good question..

Cfccbcf3450ac4919311ded8ef162d49

(2312)

on October 04, 2010
at 08:00 PM

this brings up the question of what the shelf life of EVCO is?

Fe783e04644862c30823614f31b9a996

(499)

on October 05, 2010
at 02:12 AM

i will let you know. :)

B8592e62f9804ddabae73c1103d6bcb9

(1956)

on January 02, 2011
at 01:04 AM

It should last indefinitely, as long as it's kept dry and solid. Fats only 'go off' when they oxidise, and coconut oil is very saturated so barely any oxidation can happen and the saturated fats protect the unsaturated ones. Also coconut oil is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, etc so nothing will grow in it, but keeping it dry will help with that too.

2f931662684a7747be36255c8b486228

(1049)

on November 23, 2011
at 11:01 AM

I think it's 3 years. The one I bought pharmaceutical quality along with Shea butter (same solidity) was 3 yrs. Which means it may be more. They have to be safe and sure on the labels.

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2bdc990a200584a385650cf68475f095

on November 07, 2011
at 11:32 AM

Bumping this since no one answered the question (is RBD "safe").

Matt Stone wrote something on the subject, saying "Refined coconut oil is not necessarily something I recommend because it is superior to extra virgin coconut oil. It???s not really" but are there any negative sides to it ? He doesn't think so.

A reader contacted KTC and was replied with ""KTC Coconut Oil is 100% pure, refined coconut oil. The oil is not hydrogenated in any way and hexane is not used in the refining process.""

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on October 04, 2010
at 08:25 PM

I also buy Nutiva. You can get it Raw or reguarl organic. And that $50 includes shipping. If a gallon is too much, you can get a half gallon from Swansons vitamins website for I think just a tiny bit less (about $20 ish), but you have to pay $4.99 shipping. Coconut oil keeps a long time at room temp. And you have to be careful with grovery store coconut oil, it can be very processed and hydrogenated.

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on October 04, 2010
at 07:31 PM

I bought Nutiva's organic extra-virgin coconut oil by the gallon for only $50. It is wonderful. I cook with it almost every night and haven't even made a dent in the gallon tub. (I've had the gallon for about 3 months.)

Cfccbcf3450ac4919311ded8ef162d49

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on October 04, 2010
at 07:58 PM

That's a staple for us! Love Nutiva. :-)

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on October 04, 2010
at 07:20 PM

Tropical Traditions also has really good sales on coco oil. sign up for their newsletter and they send out coupons and deals weekly.

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