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What are the most nutrient dense cooking fats

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What are the most nutrient dense cooking fats

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at 02:25 AM

there is no 'so what' @MrNada, i was being sarcastic...(my bad). fat is a nutrient, therefore fat is is very dense in fat.

The askers use of the word dense in the question may be better swapped with the word diverse, or the word nutrient swapped with fatty acids, vitamins, minerals & trace elements?

When Matt says "Fats aren't nutrient dense", i took that to mean that fats are not very nutrient diverse (have a range of various nutrients, macros, vitamins, minerals & trace elements)?

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on October 18, 2013
at 02:10 AM

so is soybean oil. so what?

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at 01:29 AM

wouldn't that depend on your definition of nutrient. fat is pretty dense in fat.

http://www.nrv.gov.au/nutrients/index.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutrient

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on October 18, 2013
at 01:21 AM

Fats aren't nutrient dense.

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on October 18, 2013
at 01:29 AM

wouldn't that depend on your definition of nutrient. fat is pretty dense in fat.

http://www.nrv.gov.au/nutrients/index.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutrient

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on October 18, 2013
at 12:03 AM

Loaded question. If you consider cod liver oil a cooking fat, then that is the most nutrient dense. But the fact is that it has such a low smoke point that by the time it is cooked, it is horribly oxidized and mildly toxic. A good cooking fat must have a high smoke point first and foremost, which means it has to be as refined as possible, and that means cutting down on nutrients.

This said, on general grounds tallow is best, it has the high point, and some vitamins. Lard and coconut are also in the running for best fat, lard is high in MUFA, coconut has precious and healthy lauric acid. Olive oil and butter are good and great respectively, but it is best to eat them raw. Surely sheep tallow is similar to tallow, but it is the vilest thing I ever tasted, and I eat CLO without a problem.

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