1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2019 »
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

The best coconut oil?

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by diadeb, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. jack412

    jack412 Type 2 · Expert

    Messages:
    5,619
    Likes Received:
    6,783
    Trophy Points:
    178
    I hadn't thought of that, it has natural anti fungal/bacterial properties..online there are a lot of coconut blends for moisturisers
     
  2. dia21

    dia21 Other · Member

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Although i never use virgin coconut oil yet, but i think you are right it is very good product to use not only for hairs but also for cooking food.
     
  3. AnnieC

    AnnieC · Guest

    If the extra virgin coconut oil tastes more strongly of coconut does it then make anythng you cook in it taste of coconut. I woud not want that to happen and mask the flavour of the food. The KTC one has no taste or smell at all
     
  4. Enclave

    Enclave Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member
    Retired Moderator

    Messages:
    2,602
    Likes Received:
    4,614
    Trophy Points:
    178
    The wife cooks with it, but only things you would expect coconut flavour in .. Like curry .. She will aslo add to ice cream, she loves it on icecream .. I don't ...
     
  5. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

    Messages:
    13,215
    Likes Received:
    12,468
    Trophy Points:
    298
    I buy mine from bulkpowders, just order it when I get my big bag of coconut flour and 100% peanut butter from them.
    Tried ktc rubbish and that goes in my hair and as a moisturiser for my skin now.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  6. Arab Horse

    Arab Horse Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    857
    Likes Received:
    1,018
    Trophy Points:
    158
    Holland and Barrett often have "buy one get one half price" and recently had "buy one get one free". I have been using it since before I was diagnosed as a T2 last year after using "copra meal" for my rescue horse with only one eye. I could never get weight on her and then found the copra meal on the internet a few years ago. She has never looked back; looks like a different horse. The copra meal is just the flesh cooked after the oil has been extracted so is high in oil and the transformation was like a miracle. I have struggled for years trying to get her to a decent weight. When I saw what it did for her I decided it had to be good!
     
  7. Patricia21

    Patricia21 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,763
    Likes Received:
    6,894
    Trophy Points:
    178
    I get mine from Holland and Barrett,I wait until they have the offer buy one and get one for a penny,about the middle of July next time,same goes for Flexseed.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  8. Patch

    Patch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,981
    Likes Received:
    157
    Trophy Points:
    103
    BUMP!!!

    I had to bump this old thread 'cos I just found out some interesting facts about certain Coconut Oils...

    KTC Coconut Oil (the one that is most common - you can even get it in Tesco!) is "RBD" type coconut oil. RBD stands for Refined, Bleached and Deodorised. I've avoided this type in the past, because I considered is as being "processed". But I just did a little research on it, and came across this interesting article:

    http://veganheath.info/ktc-coconut-oil

    So - it seems to me like the (very cheap) KTC Coconut Oil is PERFECT for cooking! I'll still use the (expensive...) Organic/virgin coconut oil where I want a hint of coconut taste (in my coffee, or in Thai Green Curries, for example) but I'm really glad that I can use the cheaper type for cooking with.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook