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The High-Fat Market Niche

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 14, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Constantly frustrated and a little bit tickled by the touting of "Low-Fat" products as if it's a good thing.

What are some nutritious, paleo or paleo-ish HIGH FAT products you've seen in stores?

For example, I was looking for some good, fatty, creamy kefir, and all I could find was either low-fat or high sugar. I bought the low-fat, and I can tell it would be so much better with the fat left in.

Any commercial high-fat success stories out there?

3806d8d2d78746ce55d8201e67ef3128

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on September 19, 2012
at 07:15 AM

If you put the avos in a bag with a banana they will ripen better. We do this at my store o. A larger scale. Works like a charm.

Ef26f888ed248de197c37a4cb04ef4a7

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on August 20, 2012
at 08:21 AM

I'm not trying to add muscle. I refeed for weight maintenance, energy and to boost leptin.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on August 14, 2012
at 10:18 PM

This answer has absolutely no relevance in this thread....but I wont down vote you for it. You might rethink things a bit though. Seems whole milk produces more muscle than skim from what I have read.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on August 14, 2012
at 04:11 PM

Sweet! Thanks. I'll check it out.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on August 14, 2012
at 04:09 PM

Yeah, when the avocados were inedible I found some guacamole that had all natural, perfectly fine ingredients (aside from the fact that they weren't organic). Delish.

94480caec9fbbaacc386d86a45efa720

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on August 14, 2012
at 01:14 PM

I'm in the north too and avocados are the same here; there's just no point in buying them. I finally checked the ingredients on "Wholly Guacamole" and "Calavos" (I think that was the name) guacamole and decided they passed muster for me. It was much more worthwhile buying those than avocados, the guacamoles were edible! And no nasty preservatives like sodium benzoate.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on August 14, 2012
at 05:10 AM

Ahh, do you notice health benefits as well?

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on August 14, 2012
at 05:09 AM

Grass fed ghee also flares me up. : /

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on August 14, 2012
at 05:09 AM

MiMintzer- Trust me, I know my avocados. This last shipment of avocados (for the past 3 weeks), they don't ripen on the counter. These were hard as rocks, and instead of ripening, they just stayed green, softened, and tasted terrible.

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on August 14, 2012
at 03:29 AM

Sorry to hear about the coconut allergy.. It's a staple in my diet in case you couldn't tell. Oh as someone else mentioned most stores carry ghee too. You can always get a fatty cut of meat but no guarantee it is grass-fed. :(

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on August 14, 2012
at 02:36 AM

Put the avocados on the counter to ripen. Then you can refrigerate them.

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on August 14, 2012
at 01:59 AM

Supermarkets where I live supply full cream youghurts, sour cream and cheeses. Plus lard, rendered duck fat, rendered tallow and ghee. I also enjoy cultured butter. Sometimes I buy ox tail, also available at supermarket. But most of the products are low fat of course.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on August 14, 2012
at 01:35 AM

To clarify, I'm not necessarily *allergic*. It's just that I have rheumatoid arthritis, and coconut makes it flare up.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on August 14, 2012
at 01:20 AM

1. Allergic to coconut 2. Woo hoo! 3. The ones I see are pasteurized, but yeah, cool. 4. Not when you're in Maine or Vermont. All avocados in the area have been green and hard as rock. 5. Allergic to coconut again. :/ It's sad.

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93eea7754e6e94b6085dbabbb48c0bb7

on August 14, 2012
at 01:14 AM

  1. Coconut milk. I can now find this at almost every grocery store.

  2. My local grocer now carries grass-fed pasture butter! WOO HOO!

  3. If you do dairy, most stores are starting to carry brands of grass-fed whole milk and cream.

  4. EVery store I have entered always has yummy avocados!

  5. And I usually find baggaged coconut flakes or raw coconut in a container cut up fresh to eat. My local grocery is starting to catch on to some of the health-food crazes :).

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on August 14, 2012
at 01:20 AM

1. Allergic to coconut 2. Woo hoo! 3. The ones I see are pasteurized, but yeah, cool. 4. Not when you're in Maine or Vermont. All avocados in the area have been green and hard as rock. 5. Allergic to coconut again. :/ It's sad.

94480caec9fbbaacc386d86a45efa720

(1007)

on August 14, 2012
at 01:14 PM

I'm in the north too and avocados are the same here; there's just no point in buying them. I finally checked the ingredients on "Wholly Guacamole" and "Calavos" (I think that was the name) guacamole and decided they passed muster for me. It was much more worthwhile buying those than avocados, the guacamoles were edible! And no nasty preservatives like sodium benzoate.

782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

(5231)

on August 14, 2012
at 02:36 AM

Put the avocados on the counter to ripen. Then you can refrigerate them.

93eea7754e6e94b6085dbabbb48c0bb7

on August 14, 2012
at 03:29 AM

Sorry to hear about the coconut allergy.. It's a staple in my diet in case you couldn't tell. Oh as someone else mentioned most stores carry ghee too. You can always get a fatty cut of meat but no guarantee it is grass-fed. :(

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on August 14, 2012
at 05:09 AM

Grass fed ghee also flares me up. : /

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on August 14, 2012
at 05:09 AM

MiMintzer- Trust me, I know my avocados. This last shipment of avocados (for the past 3 weeks), they don't ripen on the counter. These were hard as rocks, and instead of ripening, they just stayed green, softened, and tasted terrible.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on August 14, 2012
at 01:35 AM

To clarify, I'm not necessarily *allergic*. It's just that I have rheumatoid arthritis, and coconut makes it flare up.

3806d8d2d78746ce55d8201e67ef3128

(244)

on September 19, 2012
at 07:15 AM

If you put the avos in a bag with a banana they will ripen better. We do this at my store o. A larger scale. Works like a charm.

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07c86972a3bea0b0dc17752e9d2f5642

on August 14, 2012
at 04:13 AM

Whole Foods sells plain, whole milk goat kefir. I've been drinking it every morning for a few weeks now, it's delish.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on August 14, 2012
at 05:10 AM

Ahh, do you notice health benefits as well?

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F9638b939a6f85d67f60065677193cad

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on August 14, 2012
at 01:51 AM

Well, as long as I can remember I have been able to buy unflavored, unsweetened Brown Cow Farms cream at the top yogurt. I have no idea if it's full fat but I swear to you it has so much fat it coats your lips and tongue. Nowadays you can get cream at the top yogurt at Trader Joe's.

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on August 14, 2012
at 10:48 AM

I get Greek Gods full fat yogurt. It has 11 grams of fat, 4 grams of protein, and only 5 grams of sugar (from the milk naturally). The only ingredients are milk, pectin, and active cultures. I get mine from Whole Foods.

It is very creamy. I eat it with fresh fruit/berries mixed into it every time. Amazing!

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A97b68379a576dfa764a4828304d2efb

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on August 14, 2012
at 02:54 PM

Ask your grocer to start carrying full fat items! Then be sure to buy said items. As a former slinger of groceries, I can tell you that the customer has more power than they realize. Ah, capitalism.

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63a390e394971bd87e12b706fdb8456e

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on August 14, 2012
at 02:46 PM

I've seen Hannafords in VT & ME carry full-fat gress-fed Kefir. Its the Lifeway brand. If your store doesn't stock it, it may be worth asking for it. I've had a lot of success with requesting items from the manager of grocery stores, especially if you're a regular and the item will be routinely purchased.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on August 14, 2012
at 04:11 PM

Sweet! Thanks. I'll check it out.

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94480caec9fbbaacc386d86a45efa720

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on August 14, 2012
at 01:31 PM

I'm in the north too and a very rural area. Avocados are the same here; there's just no point in buying them. I finally checked the ingredients on "Wholly Guacamole" and "Calavos" (I think that was the name) guacamole and decided they passed muster for me. It was much more worthwhile buying those than avocados, the guacamoles were edible! And no nasty preservatives like sodium benzoate.

Upsides of being in a rural area, I get meats directly from ranchers I know. Ask if on a butchering day you can come and collect tallow or lard. Some might let you and then you'd have lots of awesome cooking fats. I know you asked about "commercial" but I have to go non-commercial a lot to eat paleo. I buy things online a lot too.

Another thing that I would think would be similar and I've heard a lot about from Vermontians is raw milk - can't you find a source of whole raw milk? Making your own kefir after getting that is a possibility, obviously. Again, I'm in a rural area without great grocery stores but I can source raw milk. good luck!

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on August 14, 2012
at 04:09 PM

Yeah, when the avocados were inedible I found some guacamole that had all natural, perfectly fine ingredients (aside from the fact that they weren't organic). Delish.

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Ef26f888ed248de197c37a4cb04ef4a7

on August 14, 2012
at 09:33 AM

Low fat products definitely have their place. Especially for re-feeds. As long as they haven't got a lot of junky fillers in them. Fat free yogurt is really nice with fruit, it's the only yogurt I buy these days.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on August 14, 2012
at 10:18 PM

This answer has absolutely no relevance in this thread....but I wont down vote you for it. You might rethink things a bit though. Seems whole milk produces more muscle than skim from what I have read.

Ef26f888ed248de197c37a4cb04ef4a7

(584)

on August 20, 2012
at 08:21 AM

I'm not trying to add muscle. I refeed for weight maintenance, energy and to boost leptin.

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