Do you use this 2nd Coconut Oil way? Do you heat Coconut Oil?
Learn more about this 2nd Coconut Oil Way – heat Coconut Oil for everyday eating.
- Do you bake or cook with Coconut Oil? Then you may value this tip on keeping your Oil safe while heating. Why? Because Virgin Coconut Oil stays stable* as long as it is not smoking. The recognised smoke point is
Even so, you can heat Coconut Oil by frying, cooking and baking.
Did you know you can safely heat Virgin Coconut Oil while baking?
Why I chose to highlight this tip about heating your Oil
Heating Coconut Oil is the 2nd Coconut Oil Way. I Like to see Virgin Coconut Oil used in frying, cooking, and baking. In our house when the bread is baked, we use Virgin Coconut Oil for fat. Yes, we heat the oil as the bread or another food is heated. We have used it for scones too. But I am also very aware that Raw Organic Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil is a precious oil, and needs to be treated with respect so that it does not lose essential acids, vitamins and the phytonutrients associated with its taste and smell.
A simple recipe that uses heated Virgin Coconut Oil
When you heat Virgin Coconut Oil will it reset the same?
The short answer is yes. If you let Virgin Coconut Oil heat up in a room, with room temperature you will see it go solid again when the temperature drops again. The same applies to oil heated to a higher temperature as well. The main things that will change is the taste of the oil IF you heat it to smoke point, and it starts to burn.up with food that was hot when it was supposed to be hot*. So if I were buying White Gold or Ancient Wisdom Virgin Coconut Oil I’d expect a similar taste each time I tasted it. For that very reason, I thought I’d suggest that you consider keeping your Oil cool.
Some people say that the taste of White Gold or Ancient Wisdom brands may alter slightly if they are heated up and cooled down repeatedly. I have not found that to be the case on a consistent basis. But I am not saying it couldn’t happen. It is worth trying in a controlled environment, where the rise and fall in temperatures are recorded, and at what temperature it is tasted at.
Are there reasons to not heat Raw Organic Virgin Coconut Oil?
We’ve already stated that burned Oil is not a good taste, and in fact, may reduce the peripheral benefits of Raw edible Oils. We’ve also pointed to the fact that some people think it alters the taste afterwards, but I personally don’t put as much weight on that concern as I do the idea of cooling the oil to improve the taste on the tongue. that is not an up with food that was hot when it was supposed to be hot*. So if I were buying White Gold or Ancient Wisdom Virgin Coconut Oil I’d expect a similar taste each time I tasted it. For that very reason, I thought I’d suggest that you consider keeping your Oil cool.
I can’t think of any pressing reason not to heat your oil in moderation after it is has been created as a Virgin Coconut Oil.
Is any heating method as good as another?
Now we come to the really interesting question about this 2nd Coconut Oil Way. The short answer is when the Coconut Oil is treated with respect, all the benefits will remain in place as long as there is no smoke rising off the oil.
I am not a fan of microwaves. I have heated Virgin Coconut Oil in pans, pots, and the sun, and of course on my skin, and inside my mouth.
What volume of Coconut Oil replaces another oil or fat in recipes?
1:1. Just replace solid fat with the same amount of solid Coconut Oil. Replace liquid oil with the same amount of liquid Coconut Oil. Make sure you know if you recipe is dealing with solid or melted Coconut Oil!
Have you seen The “Baking” page of this website?
The page in the “Learn” series of pages which is called “Baking” has some useful insights on the consumption of Virgin Coconut Oil from a spoon. Click on the image above to be sent to the Baking page.
Have you seen the 3 Coconut Oil Ways article?
This article is part of a series, which will outline the bones of a new consumer guide I am writing to help folks use Coconut Oil like they grew up with it. Click here for the introductory article mentioned above.