View Full Version : Best tasting coconut oil
09-08-2007, 04:50 AM
I am new to ra and have tried some coconut oil and it was kinda ewe, but I have heard that there is some that you can eat straight from the jar. And what is the difference between oil and butter? I'm sure I am asking what is known, but I'm new...Thank you
09-08-2007, 08:05 AM
I have not personally tried this brand, but my friend swears by it: Tropical Traditions.
Lady Green Jeans
09-08-2007, 09:45 AM
The very best, in my opinion, is the brand Alissa sells in her store. Virgin Oil de Coco-Creme. Use it in recipes, can be used for oil pulling and tasty enough to just take daily as many on the site do. Have also used Nutiva brand which didn't like nearly as well.
Alissa also has coconut butter which is the entire coconut meat. Have not tried this yet, but sounds wonderful. If you do, please post your feedback.
09-08-2007, 11:54 AM
I like the brand Alissa sells. I bought it from her site, but then saw it sitting on the shelf in my local health food store after I ordered. I've since been getting it locally.
09-08-2007, 05:41 PM
I use the Nutiva brand - and started out by taking it a little at a time ... just telling myself to get used to it cuz it was goin in my mouth one way or another! It's not so bad and I've gotten used to it now.
I did a mini experiment and used coconut butter and ended up gaining quite a bit of weight this past two weeks! No worries - I'm not stressed about it - I needed to give it a try and see what happens if you use coconut butter verses coconut oil.
coconut oil - I ABSOLUTLEY DEFINITELY LOSE WEIGHT.
(this is the pure coconut oil and nothing else)
coconut butter - I ABSOLUELTY POSITIVELY GAINED A LOT OF WEIGHT!!
(coconut butter is the pure coconut oil and raw meat of the coconut together... quite delicious I might add!!!) Of course - I also was eating quite a bit of it!! all together throughout the day I was probably consuming 5 Tablespoons.... that's a lot! so that could've contributed to the weight gain! lol!!! ;)
hope that helped!
09-08-2007, 06:07 PM
I use coconut butter, because it sounded good at the time and it is ... I only do about a tablespoon a day though!
09-08-2007, 06:17 PM
Thanks for that info StarFire..........I have been mixing the Nutiva w/ artisana coconut butter.
about 3/4 oil w/ 1/4 butter in a jar and eating it that way....still about 2 T/day..........sure tastes good.
09-08-2007, 08:21 PM
I adore Tropical Traditions.
09-09-2007, 12:45 AM
I like Nutiva. I tried another brand that my friend swore was better, but I didn't care for it. It had less taste and was just...well...greasy.
09-09-2007, 01:56 AM
Artisana is my favorite butter, they also make a cocoa bliss butter, and cashew butter and goji bliss butter...OH MY!! they can ALL be eaten with a spoon!!
09-09-2007, 10:08 PM
I did not care for Tropical Traditions... of course, I bought the expeller-pressed because I'm cheap LOL! Maybe the cold-pressed stuff is better.
I like Nutiva. Its very coconut-y but very good. I've bought the Wild Oats brand but I haven't tried it yet.
09-10-2007, 06:27 AM
OH-no comparison! You NEED to try the virgin. The expeller is like crisco :eek:
Nutiva is very good too. Taste wise they are very close. The process that TT uses is better though, that's the only reason I changed.
09-11-2007, 02:49 AM
I use Tropical Traditions (virgin, cold-pressed) and I'm happy with it, though I do plan to try the stuff Alissa sells when this runs low. About 2 TB daily in my morning green smoothie gives it a lovely creamy quality. I've been told it will help me lose weight, but that has not been true for me.
09-11-2007, 09:27 AM
Artisana..definitely artisana if you want to eat it as is. Its sooo good, has 5 grams of fiber too.. I haven't used it recipes though, just because its a bit pricey so I'll use nutiva or another brand thats just the raw oil.
Starfire, which brands of butter and oil were you using?
09-11-2007, 09:15 PM
I tried Artisana, and didn't like it.
Nutiva is my number one pick. Its organic and RAW.
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