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Follow Friday: How to choose a coconut oil


A colleague shared this article: How to Choose a Coconut Oil with me a little while ago and I’ve found it very helpful when selecting coconut oil. I had always assumed that the more expensive it was, the better. This is not necessarily true. The best tips I’ve learned are to look for a nice white product and to avoid “refined”. It’s like any other plant oil, the more refined it is, the more quality, nutrients, and flavour it’s losing. Also, just because it’s an oil, don’t assume that it’s safe to consume if you have food allergies or celiac disease. I’ve noticed some labels indicating that they may contain gluten. Always read the label!