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Are refined or RBD coconut oils a good choice for infusions?
Most coconut oils available on the market today are refined or RBD (refined, bleached and deodorized). If a label doesn’t say it is otherwise, then it is most likely refined. These are typically the least expensive of all coconut oils. Refined coconut oil should deliver a light, delicate flavor. RBD oils go through a refining process. This process does not require harsh solvents (like lye or hexane), but some manufacturers will use them to speed up the process. If a product doesn’t say it is solvent free, it is a safe bet it was chemically processed and …
Why do different brands of coconut oil taste different?
With the exception of virgin oil, all other coconut oils use some method of drying. The amount of heat used will determine the quality and taste of the coconut oil. Oils processed at high temperatures may taste of toasted coconut, while those processed at lower temperatures tend to deliver more of a mild, raw coconut flavor. If the oil was poorly processed, it may exhibit burnt or rancid qualities. Learn more …
What are cold-pressed coconut oils?
Cold-pressed coconut oils are also often referred to as raw or unrefined. The extraction method used to produce these oils is very similar to the centrifuged method used to make virgin coconut oils. The cold-pressing method however uses a drying process, which can be accomplished using varying degrees of heat. Therefore, very few cold-pressed oils are truly virgin oils. Learn more …
What is the difference between virgin and extra-virgin coconut oil?
Unlike olive oil and some of the other oils commonly used in cannabis extractions, there are no standards to be met in the coconut oil industry to claim “extra-virgin” status. It is mostly a buzz word used for marketing. Learn more …
What is virgin coconut oil?
True virgin oil is a centrifuged coconut oil produced without using heat. Virgin coconut oil is considered one of the highest quality oils, but also one of the most expensive coconut oils on the market today. Terms like raw, pure and unrefined are associated with virgin oils. Virgin coconut oil has a more distinct coconut flavor. It is considered by most to be extremely mild and smooth, and can be eaten right off a spoon. Learn more …
What is the best coconut oil to buy/use when extracting weed?
Organic, virgin (or extra-virgin), raw, unrefined, centrifuged and cold-pressed are all terms you want to look for when selecting a coconut oil for ingesting with no cooking or for use in low-heat cooking. These oils typically deliver a strong coconut flavor. Organic, refined, expeller-pressed and solvent-free are the terms you are looking for when selecting an oil for baking, sautéing and stir-frying, especially when using higher temperatures. These refined oils also tend to have a lighter coconut flavor. Learn more …
What is lauric acid?
Coconut oil gets its extra punch from lauric acid (C12), which comprises about 50% of the total fatty acids, and has been linked to many health benefits: reducing abdominal obesity, accelerating healing time for wounds, delivering antioxidant properties, lowering lipid components (e.g., cholesterol, triglycerides), and preventing bone loss. Lauric acid is even used as part of a daily detox by some. Learn more …
Is marijuana infused coconut oil healthy?
Medical marijuana and coconut oil are a perfect pair. Coupling quality coconut oil, “a vegan-friendly super food,” with cannabis, “nature’s miracle plant,” makes total sense. Learn more …
How long is coconut oil good for that has been infused with marijuana?
Cannabis infused coconut oil is very stable and depending on the kind, can last from 18 months to several years. Opinions differ on how long cannabis-infused oil can be kept. Most agree that degradation begins after 2-3 months and sooner after repeated exposure to air (opening and shutting the jar). This does not mean it is unusable, but you will definitely start to notice a change in the taste and effectiveness. Learn more …
Does marijuana infused coconut oil need to be refrigerated?
Cannabis infused coconut oil, like most infused products, should be kept out of direct sunlight and/or heat. It can be refrigerated, but it is not necessary. It can also be frozen, but freezing it will change the taste – sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. Learn more …

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