jent103 Posted November 7, 2013 Share Posted November 7, 2013 Apologies if this has been covered - I searched but couldn't find a definitive response (maybe just end-of-the-work-day scatterbrain!). I know coconut oil has magical health benefits and all. The problem: I really, really hate the taste of virgin coconut oil. (Coconut anything, really. I have a perfectly good jar of coconut butter that I can't bring myself to eat.) It's fine if I use it to, say, saute onions for chili - all the other ingredients cover it up - but cooking eggs or putting it in my coffee is not okay, and even pan frying in it I can taste it. Someone here (don't remember who, not a mod) told me to get refined coconut oil and you can't taste it, and the extra processing is fine. I have a jar of LouAna's in my cabinet right now and that's a-OK - no coconut taste. I thought all was well till I started reading that refined coconut oil is actually not great at all and you need the virgin to get any of the health benefits. So, is that the case? When people are spouting the benefits of coconut oil, does it have to be unrefined/virgin coconut oil? If refined coconut oil is not so great for you, is ghee my best (only?) other option for pan frying and that kind of thing? I tried eggs with ghee during my W30 and the butter taste was too strong - I much preferred them scrambled with olive oil. Apparently I am very picky when it comes to my fats! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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