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Nutiva Organic, Steam Refined Coconut Oil Review

Nutiva Organic coconut oil review

Nutiva’s Organic, Steam Refined Coconut Oil is said to be an excellent all-purpose oil with a neutral flavor and scent. The companies organic, chemical-free refining process uses steam to create a creamy oil with the benefits of medium chain triglycerides, as well as lauric and caprylic acids.

With a higher smoke point than virgin coconut oil, refined coconut oil is extremely versatile for cooking and baking. The neutral scent of this oil makes it great for body and hair care recipes—simply add any essential oil to create a great smelling moisturizer or hair mask.

PROS
  • It's still USDA Organic.
  • It's still Non-GMO.
  • It's still High-Quality.
  • NO coconut smell or flavor.
CONS
  • No coconut smell or flavor (if that's something you want to have, be sure to buy the virgin oil!).

It seems that a lot of people prefer using Nutiva Organic, Steam Refined Coconut Oil instead of butter in baking and when cooking. The oil has no odor or taste, it has a higher smoking point, so it is better for cooking or baking at high temperatures. Also, it clearly stands out as a great base for making hair and body treatments. So, if you are looking for an oil with little to no smell or taste that is good for you, Nutiva Organic, Steam Refined Coconut Oil is well worth a look.

Nutiva Organic Steam Refined Coconut Oil Features

  • #1 Selling Coconut Oil in the US for over 10 years.
  • 50% Lauric Acid & 62% Medium Chain Triglycerides.
  • USDA Organic & Non-GMO.
  • No chemicals used in steam-refining process.
  • Non-Hydrogenated.
  • Cholesterol-Free.

Our Nutiva Organic Steam Refined Coconut Oil Review

Nutiva Organic, Steam Refined Coconut Oil is rich in lauric acid and MCTs, making it one of the world’s most nourishing and versatile superfoods. Unlike other oils on the market, Nutiva’s Steam Refined Coconut Oil is extracted and processed using steam instead of hexane or other dangerous chemicals.

At Nutiva, they start with organic, non-GMO Southeast Asian coconuts, sustainably harvested, dried, chopped, and steam processed to naturally extract the purest, flavor and aroma free coconut oil on the market today. This lack of odor and neutral profile make it great for use in all of your recipes where a coconut flavor is not desired.

The oil is ideal as a high heat cooking oil for sautéing and stir frying and is a healthful addition to vegetarian, vegan, raw, whole food, paleo, ketogenic, and gluten-free diets. Its purity and nutrient density make it good for you both inside and out. Use the luscious, soothing oil as a natural skin moisturizer, eye make-up remover, deep conditioning hair treatment, or combine it with Nutiva Coconut Sugar and your favorite essential oil for an exfoliating, refreshing body scrub.

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Nutiva Organic Refined Coconut Oil For Baking

This Refined Coconut Oil makes a healthy (non-hydrogenated, non-GMO and hexane free) way to achieve tender, flaky homemade crusts and cookies. The higher smoke temperature makes it ideal for both baking and sautéing (400F vs. 350F for OEVCO).

I read where one person made two double batches of banana muffins with this product. One uses half butter and half refined coconut oil. The other uses just the refined oil. They said that they turned out nearly the same–moist, light and fluffy instead of dense and dry.

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Nutiva Organic Refined Coconut Oil For Oral Health (“Oil Pulling”)

The refined oil is smoother and creamier than OEVCO but your mouth may not feel as clean as it usually does after oil pulling with OEVCO. I do like how the neutral taste/smell makes it easier for me to keep swishing for the recommended 15-20 minutes.

Nutiva Organic Refined Coconut Oil For Hair and Body Treatments

I make lotion, lip balm and hair conditioner out of organic coconut oil. The refined oil feels lighter than OEVCO. It’s easier to apply and is not so greasy. I also enjoy taking a break from smelling like coconut.

Note: Though refined coconut oil has less phytonutrients than what is found in OEVCO (antioxidizing polyphenols get damaged during the heating process), Nutriva has made a deodorized coconut oil that has the same amount of Medium Chain Triglycerides (63%) and Lauric Acid (50%) as its extra virgin counterpart. Nutiva’s steam refining process (in lieu of using chemicals) clearly makes this a better refined product.

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Nutiva Organic Steam Refined Coconut Oil Customer Reviews

“I bought this to use for deep frying. I know frying is not terribly healthy, but I figure if I’m gonna fry, I might as well at least try to be as healthy as possible. From my research, coconut oil seems to be healthier than other oils, but do your own research just the same.

The bucket is ‘hard’ sealed, meaning you have to break a thick 360 degree seal, or cut it open, which is nice because you know it hasn’t been tampered with. The lid has an o-ring gasket; mine had absolutely no leaks from shipping; it was slightly liquid when I got it (probably from a warm UPS cargo truck). At about 75 degrees F. room temperature, it is solid like soft butter. I actually found that to be convenient, because I could spoon it into the fryer – no mess!

There’s no appreciable odor when cold or when it is in the fryer at 355 F. At my fryer’s max temperature of 375, it did not smoke. At my cooking temp of 340, no smoke either obviously. It did not impart any flavor to food. I made Panko-breaded chicken strips, french fries, fried bananas, doughnuts (not at the same time haha!) All turned out excellent. The oil did not seem to degrade like normal vegetable or canola oil, and after several fryings, it still seems ‘fresh.'”

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“Since I cook with coconut oil exclusively, I have been buying it in larger containers for a long time. However, this past holiday season brought on my experimenting with baking cookies with coconut oil instead of butter. This gallon container was, by far, the best price around for organic coconut oil and was needed considering the massive amounts of baking I do for the holidays. I thought, at first, I would miss the coconut flavor that I have grown accustom to, but it was an easy switch to the refined and unscented/unflavored oil.

One note, if you want to bake with coconut oil. Add a couple tbsp of water for every cup of oil in your recipe. The first few batches of dough seemed more dry than usual and, unfortunately, my cookies turned out more crumbly (peanut butter blossoms/sugar cookie dough was harder to roll before adding water) and drier/crunchier when baked (choco chip, sugar, etc). After baking and not being happy with the results, I made subsequent batches with enough water to make the dough sticky and ball up as usual (as if cooking with butter).

It made the difference and I, once again, had awesome soft and chewy cookies that turned out great. Another note if baking with it, leave the bucket close to your oven while it is on so the oil softens up. It is WAY easier to mush it into and scrape it out of the measuring cup when soft.”

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Nutiva Organic Steam Refined Coconut Oil Review Verdict

It seems that a lot of people prefer using Nutiva Organic, Steam Refined Coconut Oil instead of butter in baking and when cooking. The oil has no odor or taste, it has a higher smoking point, so it is better for cooking or baking at high temperatures. Also, it clearly stands out as a great base for making hair and body treatments. So, if you are looking for an oil with little to no smell or taste that is good for you, Nutiva Organic, Steam Refined Coconut Oil is well worth a look.


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