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Coconut oil vs olive oil?

Commented on July 18, 2014
Created July 18, 2014 at 9:59 AM

Which is better? I currently cook with butter and coconut oil, but have read that olive oil contains a greater amount of vitamin E than CO. Should I switch?

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on July 18, 2014
at 09:13 PM

Any particular reason "Haven't touched coconut oil in over a year" ?

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on July 18, 2014
at 06:31 PM

Does the vitamins in butter disappear when heated?

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at 05:12 PM

Butter is just tasty. Especially if you get some grass-fed butter (you'll never go back to conventional butter if you can help it!)

Fat is not a nutrient dense food. It's good for you, but it's not nutrient packed.

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at 02:25 PM

And butter - is it overrated? Is it okay to just cook with olive oil and drop the grass fed butter and coconut oil, or am I missing out on some vitamins and such by doing so?

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on July 18, 2014
at 04:14 PM

I use both, coconut oil and/or ghee for cooking and olive oil for dressings & dips. I find coconut oil in a cooked meal is more satisfying than olive oil, but olive oil is more refreshing so goes better with raw veggies like salads, guacamole. Apparently coconut oil reduces the need for vitamin E, but i still eat foods with plenty of E as they are generally lovely, avocados, fish, eggs, olives...

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on July 18, 2014
at 02:46 PM

Olive oil for me too, but I don't cook. If it is truly EV, it has too many impurities. I use tallow, lard or coconut oil for cooking.

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on July 18, 2014
at 02:28 PM

Olive oil oxidizes at high temperatures which some venture is not the best for your pancreas. For cooking, I would use the fats that have the highest smoke points (rendered fat from lamb, beef, pork, etc. as well as rendered fowl fat duck, goose, etc.)

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on July 18, 2014
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Haven't touched coconut oil in over a year. Olive oil all the way, decent Spanish olive oil. And you can cook with it as long as you don't burn it.

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on July 18, 2014
at 02:25 PM

And butter - is it overrated? Is it okay to just cook with olive oil and drop the grass fed butter and coconut oil, or am I missing out on some vitamins and such by doing so?

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on July 18, 2014
at 06:31 PM

Does the vitamins in butter disappear when heated?

F291857fa12a0291688ea994343156dc

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on July 18, 2014
at 09:13 PM

Any particular reason "Haven't touched coconut oil in over a year" ?

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on July 18, 2014
at 02:11 PM

Olive Oil is my #1. I use it for all of my dressings, marinades, etc. I think, from a purely taste standpoint, good Olive Oil cannot be beat.

I cook mostly with olive oil too. I use extra light olive oil if I am going to pan fry at a high temperature -- but otherwise just regular EVOO.

I cook with coconut oil for some cuisnes that require a sweet taste -- tends to work well without overpowering the taste and without requiring additional sugar.

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on July 18, 2014
at 01:07 PM

They're both pretty good (make sure that the oils are organic, cold pressed, virgin (for coconut) and extra-virgin (for olive), and preferably in dark, glass jars/bottles). Coconut oil is mostly saturated fat which makes it great for high temperatures and long cooking times. I use it when I make meals in the pressure cooker or slow cooker. For lower temperatures e.g. meals with water such as soups/curries (where the temperature can't go above 100C - the boiling point of water), I use olive oil or avocado oil which has a similar profile to olive oil. Olive oil is also great in salads because it's liquid. Olive oil does contain a significant amount of vitamin E but I don't think the vitamin E content should be a deciding factor .. You can get always get vitamin E from other sources.

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