Refined coconut oil is made from copra, which is dried coconut meat that has been removed from the shell. On the other hand, unrefined coconut oil is made from fresh, raw coconut meat. Refined coconut oil is usually clear in color and odorless, while unrefined coconut oil is often yellowish-white and has a mild coconut scent and flavor. Refined coconut oil typically has a higher smoke point than unrefined coconut oil, making it a better choice for high-heat cooking. Unrefined coconut oil is considered more nutritious due to its higher levels of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. It is also often preferred for its more intense flavor. Unrefined coconut oil may also be labeled as “virgin” or “extra-virgin” coconut oil, but these terms can be misleading since there is no official definition or certification process for them.