This is a guest post by Catherine of Free Coconut Recipes.
It’s versatile, healthy, and flavorful. It can even work wonders when raw. Yes, we’re talking about coconut oil. Not only is it filled with saturated fats; it also has medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) that are known to boost metabolism. Hence, it comes to no surprise why many have turned into instant fans of this wonder ingredient.
But with so many coconut oil variations out there, how do you choose the best? Would you go for the refined one or opt for extra virgin coconut oil? Would you pick the most expensive brands or would you settle for anything cheap?
Before you make up your mind and come up with a decision, maybe you might want to go over these tips to choosing a good coconut oil.
1. Know the differences between refined and unrefined coconut oil.
What makes refined coconut oil different than its unrefined counterpart? As the name suggests, refined coco oil has already undergone processing, so it ends up odorless and tasteless. Unrefined coco oil, on the other hand, is nothing but raw. It doesn’t involve any chemicals, at all.
2. Understand how it is being extracted.
Whether it’s refined or unrefined, the method of extraction usually varies. Some are cold-pressed and others are expeller-pressed. There are also those varieties that are centrifuged. But overall, all extraction methods yield a good, nutritious, and tasty oil.
3. Find legit and reputed sellers of coconut oil.
Purchasing coconut oils from renowned brands can be very tempting. But truth be told, they are often pricey. Why? It is because you are paying for the name and not the quality. So maybe you might want to try out other lesser-known brands.
Although not all coconut oil is created equal, for sure, you are already equipped with all the information you need. Just weigh your options and be responsible in making a choice. At the end of the day, you will end up with the best coco oil variety.
About the author
Catherine finds joy in the simplest things. Her passion for travelling is equally matched by her love for animals. When she’s at home, you can find her in her room writing about her travel experiences or outside the house playing with her fur babies. Whenever she’s in the mood for experimenting, you can see her in the kitchen trying out new recipes, most likely desserts. Despite her busy lifestyle, she makes sure to spend time with friends, participating in various charity works and running for a cause.
She shares her expertise about nutritious and organic foods like coconut oil on her blog Free Coconut Recipes. Find out what she’s up to by following her social media accounts, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
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