Thursday, April 17, 2008

Refined vs. Unrefined What's The Difference

Yesterday I did a post on unrefined organic coconut oil and Bellefille84 posted a question regarding the difference between unrefined and refined coconut oil, so this post will answer her question. Basically unrefined oil has not been through a chemical process. Refined coconut oil is refined because any impurities that may exist are removed through a chemical process. It also goes through a bleaching process. The unrefined version has more nutrients in the oil and it generally tastes and smells more like coconuts than it's refined counterpart. There are reported health benefits to unrefined organic coconut oil but those benefits really come into play when you are ingesting the oil. So that is pretty much it.
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