Pure Coconut Oil

Pure coconut oil is known for its pleasant fragrance and taste, antioxidants, medium chain fatty acids (MCFA), and beneficial vitamins. Coconut oil is a widely known and used substance. Pure Coconut Oil is often used as edible oil as well as for external and industrial applications. Everyone should be well aware of the source, uses, and benefits of this type of coconut oil since it can be so beneficial to human health. Let’s just summarize some of the important information through some questions and answers to make sure that everyone is on the same page about this wonderful oil.

What is Pure Coconut Oil?

Theoretically and ideally, pure coconut oil is pure, natural, unadulterated coconut oil that is free from herbal extracts and artificial or synthetic flavors, colors, medicines, or any other chemical additives. It may or may not be refined, but it must not be bleached nor deodorized, as these two processes involve chemical treatments.

How Can You Identify Pure Coconut Oil?

Here I must admit that there is hardly anyone who can distinguish pure coconut oil from an adulterated one just by their appearances. The reasons for this are obvious since they look exactly the same. However, that still leaves two more of your senses, the tongue, and the nose. Coconut Oil has its own characteristic smell. Smell it and if you find anything but that signature coconut scent, you can be sure that it is not pure.

Regarding the taste, there are two cases to consider. If the pure coconut oil is not refined, then it may have some taste of coconut left in it due to the presence of some bigger colloidal particles that still remain in it. On the contrary, refined pure coconut oil should be tasteless. There is, of course, one more way to tell the difference, which is to trust the certificate that the company selling this oil furnishes. Therefore, it is always safest to go for the reputable and trusted brands.

What Types of Adulterations Are Used?

Common adulterations that are used in coconut oil are other cheaper vegetable oils, as well as natural or synthetic flavoring agents.

Uses of Pure Coconut Oil

Culinary Use

Pure coconut oil has been in use as an edible oil for centuries, mostly in coastal areas, where coconuts grow in abundance. This is a highly stable oil, unlike other vegetable oils, and does not break down easily. This gives a very nice taste and fragrance to the food prepared with it.

Massaging Oil

Pure coconut oil makes for a great massaging oil since it is absorbed through the skin very easily.

Hair Oil

There cannot be a better oil for hair than pure coconut oil. People have been using this oil for ages and its benefits on hair are a proven fact.

Cosmetics

Pure coconut oil is an integral part of numerous shampoos, body lotions, soaps, and other cosmetic products.

Medicinal Use

Pure coconut oil has a number of uses in externally applicable medicines, such as ointments and lotions. It is also used in various internal medicines.

Industrial Use

Pure coconut oil is also used as a lubricant in some high precision machines.

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Benefits of Pure Coconut Oil

A great deal has been said and written about the benefits of this oil, and we will summarize them below.

Health Benefits

It lowers bad cholesterol levels, raises good cholesterol levels, is good for the heart, fights infections, takes care of the skin, and is very good for your hair.

Other Benefits

Being a very stable oil, it does not spoil or break down easily by heat, enzymes, or microbial action.

That is why it does not go rancid easily. It is used less in cooking and is therefore rather inexpensive.
How about some fish fried in coconut oil this evening? Not a bad idea!

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I have been using coconut oil for my hair and skin care. I am using the one that is home made and a lady in my neighborhood made it. Though I don't know the recipe or the procedure of making the same but still it is effective enough that I believe, it must be the pure one.

Can coconut oil be used for intimacy?

Absolutely. It may even help in certain conditions such as candida and other vaginal discomforts.

I use pure coconut oil for baking and there is no difference in my food.

Linda Rava Beckwith

They have found that pure coconut oil helps with a variety of things, and one of them is dementia!

Cathy Tripolites Dollear

How is it used for dementia ? read article but saw nothing,,mixed with food, pill form ? I am visiting someone that could use all the help she can get.

Patricia Broli van Zyl

Where can one purchase pure Coconut Oil? (Not hydogenated).

Lisa Van't Wout

Charity Charles I would not trust a brand purchased from Walmart. If you follow the news, you know that Walmart is famous for wiggling around laws to make more profit. Trader Jo's, Whole Foods have trusted brands that are good prices. Sprouts also has good coconut oil if you live in the southwest. When I look at prices online, they seem high, but I didn't check volume so if cost is an object, then compare price per oz.

Charity Charles how do you use It?

Patricia Broli van Zyl

Thank you so much - but I live in East London, South Africa!

I bought Spectrum organic coconut oil. There is NO taste to it. What kind of pure oil tastes like coconut?

Lisa Van't Wout

Check to see if it is refined or unrefined. Unrefined has more of a coconut smell and is more healthy than the refined.

I love coconut oil.... great for skin... will keeps me looking young...

Does it matter what kinda of coconut oil you buy??