View Full Version : Is Coconut butter supposed to have a strong coconut flavor?
08-25-2006, 10:34 AM
My first container of coconut butter had a strong coconut flavor and I thought it was good. It was my first experience with raw coconut butter and I thought they were all the same.
I finished that container and just opened another one, a different brand.. tropical traditions. This coconut butter does not have any taste at all. Is there a difference in quality? Is one better than the other or is it just personal taste?
08-25-2006, 10:41 AM
Does it say raw? IMO it "should" definitely have a flavor/smell of coconut. If it doesn't that tells me it's been processed.
Sharon in Colorado
08-25-2006, 10:44 AM
What brand did you get?
They are all different.
My health food store just put the NOW brand on sale for 5.99. So I bought a jar.
I figured I coudn't go wrong because if I didn't care for it taste or smell wise I could just use it externally as a body or hair application.
It has a stronger smell and heavier flavor than the kind Alissa sells, but it's not bad.
Since I don't use coconut oil like a supplement by the spoonful or in my smoothies, I will continue to use it for things like oiling a pan or hardening a sweet recipe, etc.
08-25-2006, 10:49 AM
My first jar was from eatraw...definately raw. The one I have now is from Tropical Traditions..they say "raw" as well.
08-25-2006, 10:58 AM
Is it expeller-pressed or organic-virgin? Tropical Traditions has both, expeller-pressed is steam deoderizied to make it bland tasting. The organic-virgin has the full flavor.
more info here
08-25-2006, 11:16 AM
YIKES :eek: I got the wrong kind...yes, it is expeller pressed. Thank-you so much for pointing that out!! OMG..I would have eaten a buch of cooked oil!!
Sharon in Colorado
08-25-2006, 01:20 PM
Hopefully you won't waste it. I've used coconut oil non-edibly from lubing the threads of a sticky honey jar to my skin and hair to other things that I would rather not mention here. ;)
08-25-2006, 01:41 PM
I've used coconut oil non-edibly from lubing the threads of a sticky honey jar to my skin and hair to other things that I would rather not mention here. ;)
*Looks up at you wonderingly* :eek:
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