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The taste of coconut oil

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 28, 2011 at 11:51 AM

I bought coconut a while ago, and it tasted like coconut. Now I bought an other brand, same thing, no additives, organic, ... but it doesn't taste like coconut at all. It tastes like ... fat. Is this normal?

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on June 28, 2011
at 05:49 PM

I used to buy bioplanete virgin coconut oil, then I bought non-virgin oil and there's no brand on it, it just says "coconut oil". I actually don't like the taste of the virgin (coconut taste) oil that much, I like it, but it's still greasy. Tastes great with meat or vegetables though.

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on June 28, 2011
at 05:46 PM

Aaaah now I get it : I didn't see the 'vierge' (that's french for virgin) on the jar of my first brand. My new brand isn't virgin. As it's extremely hot here the new brand was liquid and I dropped the jar so I lost about half of the coconut oil. So I'm buying new oil tomorrow ^^

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on June 28, 2011
at 05:27 PM

Hmm, I was afraid to try it on the skin, but I might try it out now (I heard some people have problems with coconut oil). Hell, I'll try it out in a little area :D.

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on June 28, 2011
at 04:06 PM

I'm pretty sure I saw that brand on Amazon.

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on June 28, 2011
at 04:04 PM

Tell me what brand. My hubby can't stand the taste of coconut!

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on June 28, 2011
at 03:39 PM

Seems like ultra-quality :D. I'm thinking of just upgrading to virgin coconut oil (I was using regular) as I'm eatin a lot of it (I'm on a diet that recommends 5.5 tablespoons of it every day) and I'm prepared to pay 5 bucks more for that. But Tropical Traditions is just a bit too expensive for me :D. I thank you for your answer though, I love this website and the great community.

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on June 28, 2011
at 02:33 PM

I thought this was interesting. Of course it is self-promotional so take it with a grain of salt. I order the stuff mail order. It isn't cheap, but this is one of the few things that I'll pay extra for. http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/what_is_virgin_coconut_oil.htm

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on June 28, 2011
at 02:16 PM

I've decided to buy virgin coconut oil, thanks! I don't think extra-virgin exists, it's probably the name for coconut oil that hasn't been heated/dried in any way (= wet-milling). I would buy Tropical Traditions if I could find it in a store near me. I'm trying to spend less money so I do the transportation myself :D.

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on June 28, 2011
at 01:14 PM

I was wondering the exact same thing! I think it's not a huge difference, as it's the lauric acid in coconut oil which has amazing benefits, and there's almost as much LA in tasteless as in tasty oil.

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on June 28, 2011
at 12:59 PM

And what about the nutritional value? I guess the lauric acid is the most important thing, and there's not really that less of it in the new brand, but is there anything else I should know? I'm going to buy the old brand tomorrow.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on June 28, 2011
at 12:53 PM

Nope, "ingredients : pure organic coconut oil" First cold pressing, but I don't really know what that means.

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on June 28, 2011
at 12:37 PM

If it's expeller pressed, it won't have any flavor. Virgin coconut oil has coconut flavor.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on June 28, 2011
at 05:46 PM

Aaaah now I get it : I didn't see the 'vierge' (that's french for virgin) on the jar of my first brand. My new brand isn't virgin. As it's extremely hot here the new brand was liquid and I dropped the jar so I lost about half of the coconut oil. So I'm buying new oil tomorrow ^^

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B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on June 28, 2011
at 02:14 PM

Regular coconut oil is made from copra, which is coconut meat dried by moke drying, sun drying, or kiln drying , or derivatives or a combination of these three.

Tasteless coconut oil isn't necessarily refined, only RBD coconut oil is. That's coconut oil that has been refined, bleached and deodorized (which requires high heat). Due to heating the taste of the coconuts can 'disappear'.

Virgin coconut oil, however, isn't made from copra (it's made from fresh coconut meat or coconut milk), and doesn't require high heating. It can be made by quickly drying the coconut meat and then pressing it, or by pressing it immediately (and separating the oil from the water afterwards). Getting oil from coconuts without any heating/drying is called wet-milling.

If you want oil that tastes like coconuts, be sure to get virgin coconut oil.

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on June 28, 2011
at 12:00 PM

Did you buy refined coconut oil maybe? It doesn't have the typical coconut oil taste or smell

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on June 28, 2011
at 12:53 PM

Nope, "ingredients : pure organic coconut oil" First cold pressing, but I don't really know what that means.

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on June 28, 2011
at 12:56 PM

Does the tasteless oil still have the same benefits as the virgin coconut oil or does the processing destroy the fats? I always use the virgin stuff but don't like the coconut flavour on everything, so the tasteless stuff would be a nice alternative to butter/ghee.

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on June 28, 2011
at 01:14 PM

I was wondering the exact same thing! I think it's not a huge difference, as it's the lauric acid in coconut oil which has amazing benefits, and there's almost as much LA in tasteless as in tasty oil.

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on June 28, 2011
at 12:17 PM

The cheaper stuff doesn't I use organic Lou Ana.

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on June 28, 2011
at 03:52 PM

I buy the organic cold pressed to eat and the organic expeller pressed to use on my skin and hair.The expeller pressed does not make me smell like a coconut. I keep it in the bathroom. I am allergic to everything. Doc says...if I can't eat it...don't put it on my skin.I use it on my hair to condition it (it is long) My skin is amazing now. I don't worry that I am poisoning myself through my skin.

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on June 28, 2011
at 05:27 PM

Hmm, I was afraid to try it on the skin, but I might try it out now (I heard some people have problems with coconut oil). Hell, I'll try it out in a little area :D.

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on June 28, 2011
at 01:47 PM

I buy the stuff from Tropical Traditions, and it smells slightly of coconut, but not too much, unless maybe you're really sensitive to it. It tastes subtly of coconut, but not much, even if you eat it straight. When I use it for cooking, the coconut smell pretty much goes away and the oil is nearly flavorless.

They call this extra-virgin coconut oil, which is produced with minimal heat and no chemicals. They invented this label and no other coconut oils on the market are produced the same way. If other brands claim to be "virgin" or "extra virgin", they aren't made the same. Most coconut oils are created with a fair amount of heat and chemicals which I'd worry about a bit.

You can read about it on their web site, or if you order from them, they send you a book about how they make it. To me it looks to be wonderful stuff, basically the coconuts are harvested and processed by hand. The oil is delicate and delicious, a lot different than any other coconut product I've used.

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on June 28, 2011
at 02:33 PM

I thought this was interesting. Of course it is self-promotional so take it with a grain of salt. I order the stuff mail order. It isn't cheap, but this is one of the few things that I'll pay extra for. http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/what_is_virgin_coconut_oil.htm

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on June 28, 2011
at 04:06 PM

I'm pretty sure I saw that brand on Amazon.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on June 28, 2011
at 03:39 PM

Seems like ultra-quality :D. I'm thinking of just upgrading to virgin coconut oil (I was using regular) as I'm eatin a lot of it (I'm on a diet that recommends 5.5 tablespoons of it every day) and I'm prepared to pay 5 bucks more for that. But Tropical Traditions is just a bit too expensive for me :D. I thank you for your answer though, I love this website and the great community.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on June 28, 2011
at 02:16 PM

I've decided to buy virgin coconut oil, thanks! I don't think extra-virgin exists, it's probably the name for coconut oil that hasn't been heated/dried in any way (= wet-milling). I would buy Tropical Traditions if I could find it in a store near me. I'm trying to spend less money so I do the transportation myself :D.

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on June 28, 2011
at 11:57 AM

Yes it depends on the quality of the coconut oil.

The only time I've ever tasted Coconut oil with a coconut flavor was the first time I used it, after that I can use the cheapest stuff and I no longer notice the flavor. Others do but I don't.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on June 28, 2011
at 12:59 PM

And what about the nutritional value? I guess the lauric acid is the most important thing, and there's not really that less of it in the new brand, but is there anything else I should know? I'm going to buy the old brand tomorrow.

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