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destingirl54

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I bought Louana Coconut Oil today at Publix. I bought 3 containters! Something told me not to buy it but I didn't listen. I thought, good price, Im getting it! Well I will be returning it tomorrow. I know Publix will take it back even though I opened it because Publix is all about pleasing customers. What scares me most about this product? Is that it is a refined oil. When I opened it I noticed it is yellow, not white and has no aroma of coconuts. It smells like nothing. Now my daughter wants it though for her hair but I will return this tomorrow and get a better product. They had another product but it was more pricey and I didn't even look at it. If it is cold pressed and virgin and unrefined then I will get it. Im so upset right now because I made a recipe with this stuff and now I don't want to eat it.
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grrrr now i went and bought Spectrum organic coconut oil but it is refined so i will be returning it also. i am going to try and make my own out of coconuts! i will let you know how it turns out...
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Please do not judge me for this post.  I am the only one eating coconut oil in my house.  Someone gave me a jar as a gift, so now I have two jars, one opened and one unopened, and they are both expired because I didn't eat it fast enough.

Both jars look fine.  The open jar smells fine.  I have gotten a little black spot in jars before, but I haven't seen one in this open jar.  For now, I'm using it, but I'm wondering if anything can be wrong that I can't see.  Does coconut oil become rancid or lose nutrients after a certain period of time?  It's expensive, so I don't want to waste it.

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Beth

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Coconut oil is extremely stable.  It can last anywhere from two to five years without refrigeration.  If you've kept the jar closed and as long as it does not have a yellow tint to it, then it should be fine.  Coconut oil is a white color when solid, and clear as water when in liquid form.  If it has turned a yellow tint, and has a rancid smell, then it has gone rancid.  Sounds like yours is fine.
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Hi, I am new to this forum and i wanted to begin a new post, but can't figure out how!  Can someone please explain?  thanks!  

I have purchased the following brand of coconut oil.  Dr Bronner's Magic All-One Fresh-Pressed Virgin CO, Whole Kernel Unrefined.  Apparently it's expeller pressed from dried kernel with the inside skin left on.  It tastes VERY coconut-y.  Am confused as to whether this is a good oil or not.  help!


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Hi Green Griffin!

Dr. Bronner's coconut oil is a great brand.  In general, the best type of coconut oil is exactly what you described: it will be Virgin, unrefined, and expeller pressed.  Most unrefined coconut oil will have a slight scent and taste of coconuts.

If you want a good coconut oil that does not have the scent and taste of coconuts, you might want to try ordering from Tropical Traditions.  They have an expeller-pressed coconut oil that has been deodorized through a natural processed without using any chemicals.  Check it out at http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/pure-coconut-oil.htm

As far as making a new posting, you need to be logged in, and then you need to be in one of the forums (i.e., Tasty Recipes, Nutrition Discussions, etc.)

When you are in one of the forums, your screen should look like the image below.  Click on the tab at the right side of the screen that says "New Topic."  Once you click on that tab, you can give your topic a title and type in your posting.  Hope that helps!

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Dee
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I have been using extra virgin coconut oil every since I met Dee a few years ago.  I receive on line this health quiz almost every day from a "respectable" medical company and today's quiz was about oils and butter and they explicitly said NOT TO USE coconut oil as it wasn't good for you.  I don't have the quiz in front of me to quote it exactly.  They did push olive oil and CANOLA oil, and we know that CANOLA OIL is not good, but they push that it is.  I should "send" them a Plan D book!!!!
Judy

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