Refined vs Unrefined Coconut Oil

What is the difference between unrefined and refined coconut oil? These are the differences between these types of coconut oil and how to use them.

What’s the difference between unrefined and refined coconut oil? What type of coconut oil do you prefer? We are glad you asked. Although they may sound the same, there is a difference. This is a detailed breakdown of how to use them in your cooking.

Coconut oil: The differences between refined and unrefined

What is the difference between these coconut products? Which one should you choose? Refined coconut oils. Here’s why:

  • What are unrefined coconut oils? This type of oil is also known as virgin coconut oil. It comes from fresh coconut meat and is cold-pressed. Unrefined coconut oils have a strong flavour. It can be heated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • What’s refined coconut oil? Refined Coconut Oil is made from dried coconut meat, which has been steam refined (no chemicals are used in this process). Refined coconut oil is neutral in flavour. This means that it can be used as a substitute for butter and not make the recipe taste like coconut. It can be heated up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Which coconut oil is best for you?

This is the most important thing to remember. Both unrefined coconut oil and refined coconut oils have an identical nutritional profile. This is great news! It means you can use the more versatile oil refined coconut oils. This is what we do. Please scroll down to see how we use it.

Is coconut oil good for you?

The topic is still a debate within the health and well-being community. Some people consider coconut oil a healthy cooking oil, while others see it as a toxic toxin. We trust the Harvard opinion because it is difficult to discern who to trust.

Harvard Medical School says that “coconut oil” is not a superfood or poison. It’s a cooking oil that should be used in moderation. It can be used in baked goods and pie crusts (see below) and is a great substitute for butter. Which oil is the most healthy? Experts agree that olive oil is the best choice.

Coconut oil: When to use them

Which is the best coconut oil to use? Refined coconut oil is the most versatile. You won’t even notice the coconut flavour because it has a neutral taste. It can be heated up to 400 degrees, making it great for sauteing. We only sell refined coconut oil here. Below is a breakdown of both types.

  • Use it in recipes that have strong coconut flavours. It can be used in baking and for body care.
  • Refined coconut oils: This oil is more versatile due to its neutral flavour. It can be used in body care, vegan baked products, sauteing, stir-fries, vegan pie dough, vegan Scones, Vegan Cookies, and many other uses.


  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Flaxseed
  • 3 tablespoons water, plus more if needed
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oils, softened but still not melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (or coconut sugar)
  • 1/4 cup Almond Butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegan semisweet chocolate chips
  • Flaky sea salt for sprinkles


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet using parchment paper.
  2. Mix the ground flaxseed with the water in a large bowl. Let it thicken for five minutes.
  3. Add the coconut oil, sugar and almond butter to the bowl. Mix until combined. Mix in the almond flour. Sprinkle the baking soda, salt and sugar evenly over the mixture. Mix the ingredients with a wooden spoon or spatula until they are well combined. If the mixture seems too dry, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water. Add the chocolate chips.
  4. To scoop the dough onto a baking sheet, use a 2-tablespoon cookie spoon. Flaky sea salt can be sprinkled on top of each ball. Bake for about 10-13 minutes, or until edges turn brown.
  5. Let cool on the pan for five minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.
  6. Once the cookies have cooled completely, they can be frozen or stored in an airtight container. To reheat frozen cookies, heat them in a 350F oven for 5 minutes or until they are warm.


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