Introducing Nutiva Organic Refined Coconut Oil

NutivaIntroRefinedCoconutOil_2-webWe are very pleased to introduce our new Organic Refined Coconut Oil (available in 23 oz. glass jars & 54 oz. BPA-free containers). Look for it at Whole Foods Markets, natural food stores, and at

Unlike other companies that use chemicals, Nutiva Refined Coconut Oil is made through a certified organic steam refining process. Absolutely no chemicals are used!

The benefit of refined coconut oil is that it has a higher smoke point than virgin coconut oil. You can cook with it at up to 400°F (versus 350°F for virgin coconut oil), so it’s great for sautéing and stir frying. You can also use it for everything from baking to body care.

Refined Coconut Oil also has a neutral scent and flavor (versus virgin coconut oil which has a distinct coconut smell and flavor). This makes it ideal for recipes where a coconut flavor is not desired. Refined Coconut Oil and Virgin Coconut Oil both have 63% Medium Chain Triglycerides and 50% Lauric Acid. Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is unrefined, made from fresh coconuts and ideal for use at lower temperatures or if you prefer a coconut scent and flavor.

Do you want to learn more about how Coconut Oil is made? Check out this chart —>CoconutOilProcessingAlternate_4


    • Team Nutiva says

      Hi Stacy, we’re happy to hear you love our Coconut Manna! Coconut Manna is made from puréed coconut flesh and is an ideal “everything” spread you can use in smoothies, sauces, dressings, desserts and baked goods.

  1. Diane Giesen says

    What and how do I figure out amount of coconut and almond flour? I can not eat whole wheat flour! Any suggestions for measuring and figuring out these flours!!! Thank you

    • Madalyn Crum says

      Hi Diane! Coconut flour can be used as a substitute for up to 1/3 the normal amount of a recipe’s flour. Note that you’ll need to add up to 1/3 more liquids as well. If using coconut flour as a substitute for the entire amount of traditional flour, be aware that you’ll need to adjust your recipe accordingly. Because it is non-glutinous, it is necessary to add egg, chia gel, or even substitute a small amount of tapioca flour to assure that it gels properly. Thanks!

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  2. Marlene Altman says

    Hi I use your Nutiva Coconut oil both for cooking and in health/medicinal use for lotions, balms, etc. with essential oils. The last Nutiva coconut oil product I used, which I am now out of, melted at over 76 degrees which was great for medicinal use, because it also re-solidified, or became gel like anyway, back again at less than 76 degrees. What would be the melting point of this new product? The same? Is is available in fractionated (liquid) form? LOVED the original form, but this will be more versatile for fussy people like my husband who didn’t want coconut flavor “in everything” as he said! Thank you!

    • The Nutiva Team says

      Hi Marlene, the melting point of the coconut oil will be the same regardless of how many times it has melted and then re-solidified. We’re glad your husband likes our Refined Coconut Oil! Thanks for your support.

  3. Barrington Williams says

    I don’t see extra virgin coconut oil on your list of product anymore the last time i ordered i got virgin oil instead of extra virgin Why?

    • The Nutiva Team says

      Hi Barrington. Our coconut oil is virgin, meaning it is unrefined. In the past, we embraced the term “extra virgin coconut oil” to distinguish our dedication to the highest quality. In the USA, there is no legal definition or standard for the term, “extra virgin” as it applies to coconut oil. In other countries, however, there are standards of identity regarding the term. For example, in Canada we have always labeled our same high quality coconut oil as “organic virgin coconut oil,” to comply with regulations. As Nutiva continues to grow and offer our coconut oil to more countries with varying regulations, we want to create consistency across all our labels. For this reason, we will be using the term “organic virgin coconut oil” going forward, but our high quality product and processes will remain the same. You will see this change on our new packaging that will appear on shelves in early 2014. Thank you!

    • The Nutiva Team says

      Hi Bill, thank you for your question. Our Refined Coconut Oil is not the same as MCT oil, however, both our Virgin and Refined Coconut Oils do contain the naturally occurring medium chain triglyceride lauric acid. Thanks!

  4. Andrew Simmons says


    • The Nutiva Team says

      Hi Andrew, thank you for your question. Our products are intended for culinary and body care purposes. We suggest you contact your health care provider for any questions regarding medical treatments. Thank you!

    • The Nutiva Team says

      Hi John, thanks for your question. Our Refined Coconut Oil is naturally non-gluten, however it is not certified gluten free. We advise you to make sound purchasing decisions based on individual sensitivity and risk tolerance. Thanks again!

    • The Nutiva Team says

      Hi Cathy! Our Refined Coconut Oil is naturally non-gluten, however it is not certified gluten free. We advise you to make sound purchasing decisions based on individual sensitivity and risk tolerance. Thanks again!

  5. Maria says

    Why is it that I purchased Nutiva, Organic White Chia Seed, 12 oz (340 g) which shows a product of Mexico, but what i got was a product of Argentina, and comes not in white, but yellow packaging?

  6. Lindsey says

    I was excited to try this product for cooking and baking because of the “neutral flavor” claim on the label. I have found that this product has an odd chemical taste (although I see that no chemicals are used in the refining process) and leaves an unpleasant after taste in baked goods. I am disappointed and I will use this product for homemade body products instead of for cooking and baking.

    • The Nutiva Team says

      Hi Lindsey, thank you for your feedback. We’re sorry you weren’t satisfied with your recent coconut oil purchase. We encourage you to contact so we can investigate this issue. Thanks again for bringing this to our attention!

  7. says

    I always assumed refined coconut oil wasn’t good for you but never really knew why. Thanks for shedding new light on the matter and actually explaining the differences behind them and how each has its own beneficial purposes!!

  8. Precious says

    It is December 12,2014, I have finally convinced my Doctor that I am not taking any more medicine! Surprisingly she agreed with me this time, Thank you Lord!!! She mentioned coconut oil. I have been struggling with acne and have bad dark marks, I have just bought your refined organic virgin coconut oil and am praying for the best. Will let you know my progress 🙂

  9. Kristin says

    What is the nutritional difference between refined and virgin unrefined coconut oils? Thanks.

    • Team Nutiva says

      Hi Kristin – There is no nutritional difference (Refined Coconut Oil and Virgin Coconut Oil both have 63% Medium Chain Triglycerides and 50% Lauric Acid). We hope you enjoy the coconut oil!

  10. Shirley says

    I just received my second jar of coconut oil but this taste strange and is a beige/yellow color . The taste is similar to pork taste the way I remember it..I have been a vegetarian for 60 years and find this very unpleasant. Is this safe for me to eat? .My first jar was extra virgin unrefined but switched to refined because my husband did not like the coconut this the way it is supposed to look and taste? If it is ok and safe I will continue with it because the taste on food is not bad, just I find the taste disgusting when I would eat a teaspoon every morning. I will mix it with something to take as a supplement. I would use the extra virgin unrefined right from the jar every morning and found it pleasant enough but didn’t work as well for cooking as the refined. I am just concerned that this was rancid and not safe to eat. Can you reassure me that this jar is safe? Thanks.for taking the time to listen to my concerns.

    • Team Nutiva says

      Hi Mark – Yes, you should be fine to do that. If, however, you have any medical concerns, please contact your doctor for further thoughts. Thanks!

  11. Joanne says

    I noticed that someone asked about using your coconut for hair care. My hair has been very dry. Could I use it before shampooing???????????

    • Team Nutiva says

      Hi Joanne! Yes, many people use our coconut oil for hair care. Many use it after shampooing as a conditioner. Hope that helps. Let us know how you like it!

  12. says

    je viens d acheter un pot d huile de coco vierges c est un vrai bonheur! En revanche pour la cuisine je ne sais pas trop comment l utiliser et de toute façon vu le prix que j ai payé je préfère m en servir comme soin cheveux et corps.
    où en France peut on commander vos produits?

  13. says

    Jus got my coconut oil all I see on your site is that you can cook with it when I order I was thinkin that it could only be use for hair an skin care …so my question is can I use this in the my hair

  14. Bruna says

    Hi, I started using my first coconit oil and love it, I want to know do you have distibutors in Albania because if you do not have one I want to and there are people who would love it. Waiting for an answer, please contact me

  15. Ken Bridges says

    My dog (a 35-pound Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier) has developed a fungus on her belly. I’ve read that virgin coconut oil will help with this and feeding her a tablespoon a day will also help her skin and coat. I’m picking up some today and I’ll let you know how it works.

  16. Cecile Gillis says

    Hi. I just picked up your coconut manna. Does this product have the same health benefits as the coconut oil? I chose it because of the lower saturated fat as I need to watch my cholesterol. Can I use this product for cooking as in a stir fry as well?


    • Team Nutiva says

      Hi! Sorry for the inconvenience, and thank you for the feedback. Please let us know if we can further assist you.

  17. Monica Gian says

    I just received the virgin coconut oil yesterday.
    The previous virgin coconut oil that I bought was white/transparent..
    But this time, the oil is milky yellowish….
    Is it spoilt? Cz it taste a little different….
    Please advise. Thanks!

    • Team Nutiva says

      Hi, Monica! The color can be normal, however, if you have any concerns (especially if you think the taste is off), please do reach out to us as soon as you can at Thanks!

  18. Stacia McKee says

    Is the shelf life of the virgin coconut oil different from the refined coconut oil?

    Thanks for your help.

    • Team Nutiva says

      Hi Stacia! Yes, the shelf life of our both our virgin coconut oil and refined coconut oil is 2 years. Thanks!

  19. Tammy says

    We just bought a gallon of the refined oil, and love that it has no flavor. I was wondering if you hydrogenate this oil. I am wanting to start using it in my coffee instead of cream. Thank you so much.

    • Team Nutiva says

      Hi Tammy! We’re glad you’re enjoying our refined coconut oil! To answer your question, no, our coconut oil in not hydrogenated. Thanks!

    • Team Nutiva says

      Hi Lydia! Our refined coconut oil does not contain citric acid and it is not deodorized or bleached. Thanks!

  20. says

    I bought a lot of organic refined nutiva and virgin coconut oil, was looking for recipes and couldn’t find much. I was going to use refined oil for cooking and virgin oil for baking and desserts. So far I’msing refined oil to fry scrambled egg? Do you have recipes on your site somwhere? I’d really appreciate it.

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