I use the same brand of organic coconut oil as Jing, Spectrum brand, the unrefined virgin oil that tastes and smells just like fresh coconuts. Its delicious.
The diff between the various oils is how they are extracted and graded are determined by pressings, how the oil is removed from the flesh of the coconut. Much like olive oils are. Let me see if I can find sumpin on it.www.tropicaltraditions.com/what_is_virgin_
I know some Sparkers use it as a weight loss tool, but I haven't seen any convincing experiments that would get me to take it for that purpose. There's at least one thread on the topic in the older posts.
Instead, I use it occasionally to replace oils when I stirfry or make a curry... when the taste of the oil complements the foods I am cooking.
What you have is refined coconut oil, the smell has been removed, prolly some other things... I'm not sure if its been hydrogenated. If it says" "pure coconut oil" with no mention of hydrogenation, then Chances are you're okay. If its hydrogenated, I wouldn't use it... we're getting into transfat territory here!
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