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May 18, 2012 04:52 PM

Where to purchase coconut oil that has no flavor

I use the coconut oil from Trader Joe's and love it, except sometimes I don't want the coconut flavor. Can anyone suggest a reliable source to purchase the oil that does not taste like coconut. Many thanks!

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    1. Tropical Traditions (google the online shop) has very high quality expeller pressed coconut oil, conventional and organic, and periodically runs really good sales. I snagged some organic expeller CO from them recently on a buy one get one sale, and I really like it. I will never go back to vegetable oil for a neutral oil. (It also is magnificent after a shower!)

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      1. re: Vetter

        We like Tropical Traditions organic, but it's definitely announcing to everyone that it is coconut when using it.

        We use it as an after-shower moisturizer as well. It's kinda strange when I have to go to the bathroom to get something that I'm going to use as an ingredient in the kitchen. :)

      2. In the Omega Nutrition brand, the Virgin Coconut Oil has a coconut flavour, but the non-virgin has no flavour. Both are organic, by the way.

        1. What do you do with the Trader Joe's coconut oil? I see it in the store and think about buying it but I don't know what to do with it...

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          1. re: jrmd

            use it just like olive oil or butter. i saute greens in it, shrimp, chicken, fish, etc. i have used it in brownies with added coconut that came out amazing.

            it's a very healthy oil.

            it can also be used topically and has antibacterial qualities.

            1. re: jrmd

              IMO, coconut oil is THE BEST for popping popcorn. It's transcendent. Also great for making vegan or dairy-free desserts -- a fruit crumble topping made with coconut oil is fantastic -- and instead of butter or vegetable oil in any number of things including quick breads (though not biscuits), granola, cakes.

              Also a great moisturizer and natural sunscreen or as a carrier oil.

              1. re: LauraGrace

                i just started using it as a mouthwash and WOW are my teeth clean. i keep the neutral kind in the bathroom and the full-flavor nutiva in the kitchen.

            2. As mentioned elsewhere, if you want to avoid that coconut-y quality, buy a refined oil. With virgin coconut oil, you're not going to escape that flavor.

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              1. re: thatwhileifound

                but be careful of the brand, because some are hyrdogenated.