Tag Archives: coconut oil

Coconoil to the rescue – 10kg bulk buy

coconoilCoconoil has saved the day… I’ve been searching for the impossible – cheap organic, virgin coconut oil. There really is no such thing, cheap does not compute with organic and virgin. Bulk buying could be the answer, couldn’t it.

My favourite brand has been Essential, which is a decent price in Indigo, Moseley but is not available on Amazon at the moment. For me, the best Amazon buy, not in bulk is Convive Virgin Coconut Food Oil, which is £15.99 a kilo. I digress, but is bulk buying the answer? Continue reading

Healthy refined coconut oil? Investigating the refining process

The earlier post on KTC coconut oil explains my investigation into whether this refined coconut oil is hydrogenated. We can conclusively say that it is not, which is good news. A commenter on that post contacted KTC and managed to get a detailed response from them concerning the refining process. Further they confirm that their coconut oil is NOT hydrogenated. So we can be doubly sure this is not an issue, hurray!

Copra - dried and ready for the RBD
Copra drying source: comoro.flagadmin.com

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KTC coconut oil review – from bottle to pan

This post is the cooking with KTC coconut oil review! This comes off the back of the recent investigation into KTC coconut oil, to see whether it was hydrogenated or not. I’m NOT going to use hydrogenated oil or fat, it’s a long way from good. This investigation indicated that generally KTC coconut oil is fine to use. Not as fine as raw, organic, virgin coconut oil but usable and so so much more affordable. If you want to have a deeper look at the refining process, read the post on refined coconut oil, which explains a lot of what goes into the KTC refining process.

Reviewing KTC coconut oil

So, this means I will now be reviewing using KTC coconut oil for cooking and any other purposes. Before any reviewing can take place, the stuff needs to be removed from the bottle. Bizarrely, KTC bottle their coconut oil, which is probably fine in India but the temperature in the UK is usually insufficient to loosen the oil enough to use it. We need to decant. Continue reading

Raw Coconut oil – from tree to jar without heating!

Raw coconut oil is, of course, processed without heating. Refined coconut oil, on the other hand, involves a severe heating process during the refining process. Raw coconut oil is also known as virgin coconut oil as it is pressed from coconut meat in a similar manner to that of olive oil from olives. Well kinda. While there is also extra virgin coconut oil available, this is nothing more than a marketing ploy, according to Bruce Fife, who certainly knows his coconuts!

Raw coconut oil

Raw coconut oil is solid and looks like the picture after processing. It will  melt in your fingers and is very stable to cook with. It is NOT cheap to buy, however, BUT once you understand the laborious process involved you will realise why. Continue reading

Virgin coconut oil, raw and organic please!

In a very recent post I waffled on about coconut oil after I’d read a post from the wonderful Rich Roll warning us to only consume coconut oil sparingly. However, is this advice relevant if you consume virgin coconut oil?

virgin coconut oilAs a fan of organic, raw, virgin coconut oil – rather than a nasty hydrogenated version –  I was alarmed to read Rich Roll’s post based on a video from Dr Greger. I discussed this in the previous post but wanted to try to get to the bottom of the issue as Bruce Fife’s book Coconut Cures tells a very different story. Continue reading