Today many coconut oil product brands are available in the market. They all claim that their products are better than the others. After all, it's one of the competitive markets.
So how do you know which one is REALLY good?
Sometimes, it's quite hard to make up your mind whether to buy this one or not.
Here comes the guideline to help you quickly choose the good quality of coconut oil products.
Essentially, there are five simple things you need to know when buying coconut oil.
1. ColorNaturally, coconut oil liquefies at the temperature over 76 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius).
And the white, solid fat becomes the oil with a water-like, clear color. That's normal with the good coconut oil.
However, if the oil appears to be yellow, it will likely be exposed to the heat at a high temperature. Unfortunately, heat does damage certain amount of nutrients in coconut oil.
So avoid the coconut oil with cloudy or yellow color. Instead, keep sticking to the one with water-like, clear color as much as possible .
That means you could get the maximum health benefits of coconut oil.
2. TasteGood coconut oil has a slight, fresh coconut flavor. And it's easy to swallow without causing any irritating throat.
Before making decision to buy coconut oil, I recommend that you possibly ask the seller for the taste test first. Well, I think most of them, if not all, are readily happy to give you the test if you are interested in their products.
If you carefully taste it, you can tell the difference between this one and another. Actually, the taste would be slightly different for each of coconut oil brand.
3. OdorWith a good coconut oil, you can get a soft aroma of natural, fresh coconut. No rancid smell at all.
(The coconut oil made from "fragrant" coconut has a better scent than the one made from typical coconut.)
In fact, a mix of water in coconut oil causes the oil goes rancid very easily.
Keep in mind that coconut oil with contamination during "under-qualified" manufacturing can also go rancid quickly even though it looks water-like clear.
4. AbsorptionObviously, good coconut oil, when applied to the skin, should be absorbed very quickly. A touch of the oil to the skin is light rather than sticky.
5. ExtractionTo buy coconut oil, you may want to take a look at the word " Cold Pressed" or "Expeller Pressed" on the label. That simply means that they use fresh coconuts (not copra) to make coconut oil from the process that applies little to no heat.
If you find that word, chances are that you get a good quality of coconut oil.
Mostly, the manufacturers would put the 'marketing' word like "Virgin Coconut Oil" or " Extra Virgin Coconut Oil" on the product label. It tells you that the coconut oil is made from organic, fresh coconuts. And it's 100% chemical free.
Yet, there is another type of coconut oil called "RBD" oil (Refined, Bleached and Deodorized). The oil is made from copra (dry coconut meat), which results in lower quality of coconut oil. I recommend that you should avoid it if you'd like to get fully health benefits of coconut oil.
What else...?Well, here's a plus. You can even be more confident if the product comes with certifications such as USDA , RAW, GMP, Non GMO and VEGAN labeled on the bottle.
These certifications ensure the quality of coconut oil. That means that coconut oil is TRULY made from organic, fresh coconuts, with "qualified" manufacturing process.
That's all what you need to look for when you are going to buy coconut oil.
One more thing...
You can't definitely tell how good the coconut is unless you give it a try. That's true, isn't it?
Well, I would recommend you start buying with a small size. Take it and see how the oil will be changing after 1-2 weeks of use. If there's no any rancid smell and everything falls into the guideline above, then you're good to go.
And here's the simple guideline to help you buy coconut oil with confidence. I hope you will enjoy the health benefits of coconut oil you've made a purchase.
If you still don't know which coconut oil product is really good enough in terms of quality and your money spent, then read on my reviews about the coconut oil products below. This could help you get the idea on buying coconut oil.