Coconut Oil: Virgin vs. Refined

Coconut Oil

Does It Matter if We Choose Virgin or Refined Coconut Oil?

I’ve found that some don’t like to use coconut oil in their AIP cooking and baking because it adds “coconut” flavor to their dish.  While I don’t mind it, I know that it could be a factor in some of the things we make.  That said, some prefer refined coconut oil because it’s flavorless.

When I first learned about flavorless coconut oil I immediately rejected it, because what kind of voodoo has to take place to make coconut oil flavorless?  I figured for a certainty that it wouldn’t be AIP compliant and therefore avoided it like the plague.

As it turns out, this is not necessarily the case, but you do need to educate yourself so you are sure to buy only the best products that are indeed AIP compliant.  Read more in the resources below.

Virgin vs. Refined Coconut Oil – 5 Things You Need to Know  – This article is written by Nutiva, a reputable brand (note that their coconut oil with butter flavor is not AIP compliant).

Coconut Oil is AMAZING, But Only If You Buy the Right Kind: Here’s What to Look For – This is a SHORT version that explains the differences

What Type of Coconut Oil is Best? How to Choose a Coconut Oil – This INDEPTH version will tell you EVERYTHING you want to know about coconut oil, which is best and how to use it.