Debbie, I'm new to coconut oil, but I'm learning that "expeller pressed refined" doesn't have the coconut flavor. I think if it says "virgin" you get more coconut flavor. I don't know, because I've only bough "refined" so far because I'm not a coconut fan - for me, it belongs with chocolate or in a pie! I've not had a coconut flavor with the refined. It has worked with everything I've done - no deep frying yet, but it makes great popcorn. By the way, I'm originally from Mississippi, and when you mentioned fried okra, I just wilted. Yum!!
Tami in OKC
Married to my wonderful husband for 25 years, homeschooling mom to three awesome kids - 17, 14 and 12.