I switched to c.o a few months ago and I don’t regret it at allllllllllllllll. 16 bucks for a huge tub at costco sounds stupid overpriced until you make pancakes with it.
MAKE PANCAKES WITH IT.
In the pancake box ingredients it calls for a tablespoon or something of oil. They usually don’t…
Or you could use expeller pressed coconut oil. All the goodness of the coconut oil, but it doesn’t actually taste like coconut. Good for things like eggs.
Isn’t expeller pressed the refined kind? I bought that kind by accident the first time, and when I looked it up it’s the wrong kind if you want the health benefits. Refined c.o doesn’t have the scent, and it also has nothing. They say that it has a higher smoke point so it can be used for frying but it doesn’t really have any nutritional value. The coconut in expeller pressed refined is bleached and processed and basically pooped on taking out all the good stuff because it’s a cheaper, faster, easier way to make the oil. Cold pressed keeps the oil “virgin” and unrefined, leaving in all the good stuff (like the flavor and scent).
The nutrients in coconut oil are the MCTs (medium train triglycerides) aka Saturated fat which is GREAT for you (contrary to popular belief) and antioxidants depending on the refing process.
The types are virgin or refined. Virgin is better because it has the antioxidants/etc still in them. As far as refined there is poopy bleached chemical goop, or there is expeller pressed which is refined mechanically with no yucky chemicals. It doesn’t have the scent, taste, or the antioxidants but it does have the good fats.