Coconut Oil

“Virgin” or “Non-Virgin” – Does it make a difference for your coconut oil?

As big fans of coconut oil, we all love how versatile & nourishing it is, not only in cooking but as a wonderful replacement to many beauty & haircare treatments. But do you know if your coconut oil is virgin or not? And does it make any difference? The answer is YES, it does.  Below we compare Virgin & Non-Virgin Coconut Oil properties:   Virgin Coconut Oil Non-Virgin Coconut Oil Scent & Flavour Strong Coconut Scent yet subtle flavour No Scent & neutral flavour  Highest Heating Point 176°C 205°C What is it made of? Fresh Coconut flesh Dried Coconut flesh Food & Safety Unrefined (to not damage the coconut oil) Steam refined with no chemicals used Given the contrasts listed above, Virgin Coconut Oil is more natural and just as nature intended.  With an irresistible aroma and yet a delicate coconut taste, Virgin Coconut Oil is packed full of healthy…

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Using Coconut Oil as your Healthy Alternative Cooking Oil

Did you know that most cooking oils change their molecular structure the warmer they get?  So whilst the likes of Olive Oil and avocado oil are general seen as healthy oils, in fact, they lose some of their goodness in the heating process. When an oil is heated past its ‘flash point’, often known as ‘smoke point’, it starts to break down, releasing a substance called acrolein, a chemical that gives burnt food its acrid flavour. Unprocessed oils are packed full of amino-acids, enzymes and minerals which are destroyed when the ‘flash point is reached and release free radicals. All unprocessed oils have lower flash points than processed oils, (which is why most oil is processed, longer shelf-life, etc), so for healthy cooking try and keep below the oil flash point. Two cooking oils that are healthy for you; Rice Bran Oil & Coconut Oil have better flash points than…

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