since olive oil, coconut oil, almonds etc. give me diarrhea, I thought about having a salicylate sensitivity. Red palm oil seems to be a decent substitude for coconut oil (due to MCTs) but I'm really unsure about how much salicylate it contains. Can anybody shed light on this miracle?
Or maybe equally interesting: Is there another connection between coconut, olives and almonds, which could be causing those problems?
Actually I tolerate fat well, 100 grams of lard inside my meal doesn't bother me. But already the smallest piece of coconut (creamed coconut, coconut oil, even refined coconut oil) leads to diarrhea. It's the same reaction with virgin olive oil and nuts, though I havent examined which sort of nuts in particular. Is there a general rule of thumb, that nuts contain high amounts of salicylate? Or maybe the palm kernel..?
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on December 15, 2011
at 08:20 AM
I am salicylate sensitive and have had the usual negative reaction to palm oil shortening, sadly. Just anecdotal evidence as I haven't been able to find any info about palm oil in particular either. Nuts all seem pretty high in salicylates/phenols. The only "failsafe" one is the cashew, but I believe they're still high in other phenols. Then there's also the fact that all nuts supposedly contain amounts of mold, which is another sensitivity I have - so I've found that one way or the other, cashews aren't reaction-free for me either. I usually break down and eat some type of nut here and there, though. Being salicylate sensitive is seriously tough business in terms of how limiting it is. I'd be curious to hear more about your experience with it. But yes, also, olive oil, coconut oil and almonds - these are all very high in salicylates, so that strikes me as your likely connection. I react more to those items than most things, personally. I wonder if the fat content is some sort of factor as well. (And I too am fine with purer animal fats, such as tallow.)
on December 14, 2011
at 05:33 PM
i use it externally on my face, maybe a couple times a month take a spoonful, its got good vita E and A
on December 14, 2011
at 05:17 PM
Don't know for sure, but this does not list them.
Hope this helps.