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Garlic oil for cooking?

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Created June 06, 2011 at 12:31 AM

Does anyone use garlic oil for anything? I recently saw it in the oil section at Whole Foods, but hadn't heard or read anything about it before.

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on June 06, 2011
at 03:51 PM

from what I understand, Olive Oil is not stable when high heat is applied, ghee and coconut oil, bacon grease, lard and tallow are all better cooking options

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on June 06, 2011
at 01:08 PM

I would do garlic infused Ghee instead, but as long as you heat it it seems to work :)

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on June 06, 2011
at 12:30 PM

I really don't trust olive oil except in small amounts. Switching out saturated fat for olive oil caused one case of T2 diabetes in a small study - which reversed on switching back to saturated fat. And the olive oil wasn't heated. http://high-fat-nutrition.blogspot.com/search/label/Palmitic%20acid%20based%20food%20vs%20olive%20oil%20or%20corn%20oil%20supplements

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on June 06, 2011
at 07:20 AM

Olive oil is actually pretty heat-stable. The polyphenols (in extra virgin, at least) are protective.

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on June 06, 2011
at 02:47 AM

a friend of mine who was a chef mentioned it to me years ago (i was surprised) and it is a risk, certainly if you just put some whole cloves in oil and leave it at room temp its dangerous- DO NOT DO THAT.

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on June 06, 2011
at 02:44 AM

there is a risk of botulism from garlic infused oils made at home. make sure you know what you're doing.

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on June 06, 2011
at 02:25 AM

It gets damaged by high heat (ie. normal cooking).

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on June 06, 2011
at 01:34 AM

What's wrong with cooking in olive oil?

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on June 06, 2011
at 12:44 AM

did you happen to check the ingredients?

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on June 06, 2011
at 12:43 AM

i think its likely just a carrier oil (probably olive oil) that is infused with garlic for flavor.

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A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on June 06, 2011
at 12:43 AM

Garlic oil is usually garlic flavored olive oil, canola oil or a blend. The usual paleo advice would apply (stay away from tthe canola, don't cook with the olive oil). Might be awesome for salads.

D5cde8031564f905260ce9aa7a1f5e2c

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on June 06, 2011
at 07:20 AM

Olive oil is actually pretty heat-stable. The polyphenols (in extra virgin, at least) are protective.

5e36f73c3f95eb4ea13a009f4936449f

(8280)

on June 06, 2011
at 02:25 AM

It gets damaged by high heat (ie. normal cooking).

A387199898dd4f2e108df042046cfbd1

(60)

on June 06, 2011
at 01:34 AM

What's wrong with cooking in olive oil?

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on June 06, 2011
at 12:30 PM

I really don't trust olive oil except in small amounts. Switching out saturated fat for olive oil caused one case of T2 diabetes in a small study - which reversed on switching back to saturated fat. And the olive oil wasn't heated. http://high-fat-nutrition.blogspot.com/search/label/Palmitic%20acid%20based%20food%20vs%20olive%20oil%20or%20corn%20oil%20supplements

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662a4ea915eb7c758bdd797d77ead7b6

on June 06, 2011
at 02:03 AM

I wonder if you can make garlic coconut oil? I've made garlic olive oil, slowly heat olive oil with lots and lots of fresh cut up garlic for several hours. Its great for above uses, of course, before I knew any better, I stir fried and cooked with it. But I also used it for ear aches. Cleared them right up

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(5136)

on June 06, 2011
at 02:47 AM

a friend of mine who was a chef mentioned it to me years ago (i was surprised) and it is a risk, certainly if you just put some whole cloves in oil and leave it at room temp its dangerous- DO NOT DO THAT.

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

(6235)

on June 06, 2011
at 01:08 PM

I would do garlic infused Ghee instead, but as long as you heat it it seems to work :)

Medium avatar

(5136)

on June 06, 2011
at 02:44 AM

there is a risk of botulism from garlic infused oils made at home. make sure you know what you're doing.

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on June 06, 2011
at 01:09 AM

It could be yummy drizzled over steamed broccoli! (or any other steamed veggie for that matter) I also think it's be yummy for salad dressing with some fresh squeezed lemon juice!

I actually wanted to make my own flavored oils.. hmm

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on June 06, 2011
at 03:07 AM

Ok... why don't you cook with olive oil?

662a4ea915eb7c758bdd797d77ead7b6

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on June 06, 2011
at 03:51 PM

from what I understand, Olive Oil is not stable when high heat is applied, ghee and coconut oil, bacon grease, lard and tallow are all better cooking options

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on June 06, 2011
at 01:19 AM

Garlic infused olive oil is very nice on a salad.

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