You are probably well informed by now of the million ways coconut oil can change and improve your life, from quite every aspect! But, all coconut oils aren’t created in the same manner. Firstly it’s a healthy, natural and exceptionally beneficial treatment for various health problems. But, not every type of coconut oil is produced exactly the same way. Two types of coconut oils exist : virgin and refined. Continue to read in order to learn more details about both.
Let’s take a closer look at 4 key distinctions – Virgin vs Refined
- Coconut scent and flavor / Neutral scent and flavor
- Heat up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit / Heat up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
- Made from fresh coconuts / Made from dried coconuts
- Unrefined / Steam refined, no chemicals used
From baking and cooking to body and hair care, coconut oil has MANY uses. Both virgin and refined coconut oil can be used interchangeably, based on your personal preference for the coconut taste and smell.
When cooking, refined coconut oil has a higher smoke point of 400 degrees, which makes it ideal for stir-frying, baking and sauteing. It also has a neutral flavor which makes it preferable when a coconut flavor is not wanted.
As to which coconut oil is better for you, the correct answer is: BOTH!
They share the same nutritional profile. It is up to YOU to decide; depending on if you enjoy a coconut aroma and taste, both refined and virgin coconut oil have 63% medium chain triglycerides, including 50% lauric acid.
- Certified organic
- Verified non-GMO
- Made without hexane
- Never deodorized or bleached
- Confirm that refined coconut oil:
- Has never been refined using harsh chemicals
- Be sure to check that it is steam-refined
Happy coconut oiling!