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RE: coconut cooking oil

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 12, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Okay, here goes. I have found coconut oil cooking spray in the supermarket and was wondering if it was good to go. Ingredients read: coconut oil (65%), propane, butane. A few disclaimers here: I do not plan to use this as my main fat (see extra detail below). ALL the ingredients are listed and I realise that propane, butane are not food and I am not a jet plane; my question pertains to do they actually stay in my food (if they ever entered it in the first place). Please read the extra detail below and the reposed question. Sorry if this sounds narky but I've been asking everywhere and all the responses are along the lines of "does it contain soy lecithin", telling me that most health stores have high quality coconut oil (or linking me to amazon) or making gas jokes (no kid) and none of these responses have actually answered the question (even though i put it as a yay/nay to make it easier). Someone please help me on my quest to roast vegies (scientifically if possible) whilst sticking to the question and not going on a tangent about roasting with fat from a jar. :) and thanks for bearing through my little rant, i just don't want a dozen links to amazon...

So as far as total dietary fat and usual cooking: I do have higher quality fats which I cook with 2-4 times a day, 500-700g of pastured beef/veal/pork (so I should be getting enough caloric fat/day) as well as non-starchy vegies mixed in and a side of fermented vegies (sauerkraut atm). But I also really love crispy roast vegies (rotate sweet potato/pumpkin varieties/carrots). So I'm not looking to get much fat from the spray, just something to have an even coat over the roast vegies as I find it really hard without a spray and all other dietary "ducks" are "in a row" as far as I can tell.....

So I'll repose my question here: if I use this cooking spray just for roast vegies, is it: a.) going to be toxic and kill me from the butane/propane or; b.) relatively benign (not necessarily make me "healthier", but won't have detrimental health effects either)

Thanks in advance to anyone that can answer the question! :) (so far on 2 diffeerent forums people get hung up on suggesting going to indian/asian supermarkets and whether it has soy lecithin even though these have NOTHING to do with the question...)

6b365c14c646462210f3ef6b6fecace1

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

The MSDS data sheet says: May cause damage to the following organs: the nervous system, heart, central nervous system (CNS).

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

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on April 13, 2012
at 04:17 PM

go ahead and eat it then

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 13, 2012
at 10:32 AM

Too easy!.......

624a43b05fd8cc7a32c9c3114785d192

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on April 13, 2012
at 09:22 AM

LikesLardinMAyo is correct, i wanna keep my fats as saturated as possible. i imagine the pump/sprayer would be a terrible idea (practicality-wise)...

624a43b05fd8cc7a32c9c3114785d192

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on April 13, 2012
at 09:20 AM

other than storing foodstuffs in a plastic container, i don't think that woud work very well. even so, storing in a plastic container...don't like the idea. and you didn'y address the question...

624a43b05fd8cc7a32c9c3114785d192

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on April 13, 2012
at 09:19 AM

that's what i've been doing with jar coconut oil and shaking, but doesn't work too well.

624a43b05fd8cc7a32c9c3114785d192

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on April 13, 2012
at 09:18 AM

thanks for your response, you seem to be the only person on 3 forums that has actaully addressed the question :) yeah, i'm not planning on using it for the bulk of my cooking, just raosting so i can have a small side of roast vegies. i think i could infer form what you've said that it should be okay since roasting is hight temperatures for a couple hours...but you've answered what i was looking for: that they evaporate fairly easily, that gives me confidence :) if you find out anymore let me know :) thanks for your response i will keep looking into the second part of your response (density)

624a43b05fd8cc7a32c9c3114785d192

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on April 13, 2012
at 09:14 AM

you didn't read my original reposition very closely then...

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 13, 2012
at 05:00 AM

Or, ya know, you can just use butter or coconut oil...

65bf1ca7071028018c6d8305d0ddcd76

(3049)

on April 13, 2012
at 03:11 AM

Use macadamia oil instead

6b365c14c646462210f3ef6b6fecace1

(1784)

on April 13, 2012
at 02:42 AM

i assume this is from chronic and high exposure

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 13, 2012
at 02:16 AM

I'm not sure that adding a high PUFA oil into a more stable oil is the right call for cooking. You might as well use Canola then...

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 13, 2012
at 02:15 AM

Because coconut is saturated, it's solid at room temp.

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6b365c14c646462210f3ef6b6fecace1

(1784)

on April 13, 2012
at 02:39 AM

the propane and butane, which are a class of organic solvents, are probably there to keep the coconut oil in a liquid state. They also have a low boiling poit which should mean that they will evaporate rather quickly in a hot environment. But as a chemist, i know solvents can be trapped by heavier substances, such as coconut oil in this case, so simply heating it may not get rid of all the solvents..

6b365c14c646462210f3ef6b6fecace1

(1784)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

The MSDS data sheet says: May cause damage to the following organs: the nervous system, heart, central nervous system (CNS).

624a43b05fd8cc7a32c9c3114785d192

(85)

on April 13, 2012
at 09:18 AM

thanks for your response, you seem to be the only person on 3 forums that has actaully addressed the question :) yeah, i'm not planning on using it for the bulk of my cooking, just raosting so i can have a small side of roast vegies. i think i could infer form what you've said that it should be okay since roasting is hight temperatures for a couple hours...but you've answered what i was looking for: that they evaporate fairly easily, that gives me confidence :) if you find out anymore let me know :) thanks for your response i will keep looking into the second part of your response (density)

6b365c14c646462210f3ef6b6fecace1

(1784)

on April 13, 2012
at 02:42 AM

i assume this is from chronic and high exposure

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8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

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on April 13, 2012
at 04:26 AM

Why do you even need this? Cooking sprays are designed for people who want to dramatically reduce their fat intake.

624a43b05fd8cc7a32c9c3114785d192

(85)

on April 13, 2012
at 09:14 AM

you didn't read my original reposition very closely then...

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on April 13, 2012
at 04:17 PM

go ahead and eat it then

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51acbea34cdfbe9b94f4847b8b24bfb9

on April 13, 2012
at 12:38 AM

Coconut Oil is solid at below 24 C. To get it to a spary would require some form of heating (ie the gases compressing the CO) if the gases are NOT touching the Coconut Oil then it should be OK. If they mix with it then avoid it.

Why not just buy coconut oil put in the roasting dish with the veggies and then shake the dish part way through cooking to coat the veggies?

624a43b05fd8cc7a32c9c3114785d192

(85)

on April 13, 2012
at 09:19 AM

that's what i've been doing with jar coconut oil and shaking, but doesn't work too well.

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16ef8c55dacfdbf3067ceaf83a7f4dcf

on January 04, 2013
at 04:31 PM

Try using Kelapo Coconut Oil Cooking Spray. It contains no soy and the only ingredients are organic extra-virgin coconut oil and non-chlorofluorocarbon propellant. The non-chlorofluorocarbon propellant is basically just a aerosol that helps to keep the coconut oil in a liquid state so it is able to spray. Www.kelapo.com. I personally love this product, I hope this helps!

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Eea6a68f5a7190d13c60e1c72417a581

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on April 13, 2012
at 04:38 AM

I will share my secret to extra crisp roast veggies, taught to me by an organizer of our CSA: use oil and butter both. I don't know why it works, but I have done experiments and it seems to be the trick. Use a shallow stainless steel or pyrex pan so the water can escape. Spread the veggies out in 1 layer and toss w 1-4 Tablespoons fat, 50/50 olive oil and butter. 450 degree oven til you smell the yumminess. Worth a try before investing in a dubious spray product.

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2d58c4968798bf56fe7509f254c68ce3

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on April 13, 2012
at 12:47 AM

You may also consider mixing coconut with some walnut oil and getting an oil pump/sprayer. That'll bring down the solidfying (aka freezing) point to be liquid at room temp.

65bf1ca7071028018c6d8305d0ddcd76

(3049)

on April 13, 2012
at 03:11 AM

Use macadamia oil instead

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 13, 2012
at 10:32 AM

Too easy!.......

624a43b05fd8cc7a32c9c3114785d192

(85)

on April 13, 2012
at 09:22 AM

LikesLardinMAyo is correct, i wanna keep my fats as saturated as possible. i imagine the pump/sprayer would be a terrible idea (practicality-wise)...

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 13, 2012
at 02:16 AM

I'm not sure that adding a high PUFA oil into a more stable oil is the right call for cooking. You might as well use Canola then...

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 13, 2012
at 05:00 AM

Or, ya know, you can just use butter or coconut oil...

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Be29054df582115b6c125fd02007c644

on April 13, 2012
at 12:41 AM

Why not get coconut oil in your own spray bottle and use that...? That way you know whats in it, and if it is hard, you can soften it a little naturally to spray????

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 13, 2012
at 02:15 AM

Because coconut is saturated, it's solid at room temp.

624a43b05fd8cc7a32c9c3114785d192

(85)

on April 13, 2012
at 09:20 AM

other than storing foodstuffs in a plastic container, i don't think that woud work very well. even so, storing in a plastic container...don't like the idea. and you didn'y address the question...

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