Unrefined coconut oil can only be achieved by using fresh coconut meat not copra.
Unrefined also tends to mean that no excessive heat or toxic chemicals were used in the processing of the oil.
Look for a brand that produces coconut oil with the least amount of processing
to get the most health benefits. This insures the natural vitamin E
antioxidants and other coconut oil health benefits are still retained.
extra virgin coconut oil or "raw" extra virgin coconut oil is commonly
used to describe the best unrefined coconut oils. And organic unrefined
coconut oil is the very best and will contain the most nutrients.
Coconut Oil Health Benefits
Most of the higher quality coconut oils will be found at your health food stores or specialty stores. However, even the giant stores like Costco have been jumping on the cold-pressed virgin coconut oil wagon. If you want to buy in bulk and save some money, you could probably find a deal online or maybe even ask your health food store to carry bigger containers of this oil.
Most commercial coconut oils are refined, bleached, and deodorized, and some are even hydrogenated.
"Whatever you do Don't Eat Hydrogenated Coconut Oil!"
RBD stands for refined, bleached, deodorized and uses copra or dried coconut.