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Is it safe to eat raw uncooked palm oil?

Commented on November 13, 2013
Created November 09, 2013 at 11:12 PM

I found out people eat raw uncooked coconut oil but i dont know about the other.

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on November 13, 2013
at 12:51 AM

thank you man, i will defo try

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on November 12, 2013
at 02:40 AM

Jaminet links to this one (not certified as organic afaik) from his web site (avail from Amazon), i'm sure plenty of people would have flagged it as 'bad' if it was dodgy

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on November 12, 2013
at 02:35 AM

it is fine to eat uncooked imo, make sure it is 100% red palm fruit oil, i have seen some mixed with canola (or soy). if you are unsure of the ingredients by looking at the label, then look for another brand.

i got through eating 500ml of this stuff (Organic Virgin Red Palm Fruit Oil) straight from the jar (over time) without any issues (apart from the taste).

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on November 10, 2013
at 10:06 PM

Because virgin palm oil isn't that palatable. It has a strong flavor (many folks hate it) and color (want orange teeth?) Most people eat coconut oil because they're duped into it by questionable sources.

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on November 12, 2013
at 12:12 AM

I am talking about red palm oil. Which is the biggest source of beta carotene in the diet. Richest source of beta-carotene for a diet. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beta-Carotene#Sources_in_the_diet And im currently looking to buy some and try it. But first i wanted to know if it's safe from disease because most of these come from Africa. Do they wash it or do something to kill if there is a bacteria? Or should i do something to wash it? Because i know that frying kills bacteria but also most of the nutritients, so i want to know if it's safe to eat it uncooked.

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on November 12, 2013
at 02:40 AM

Jaminet links to this one (not certified as organic afaik) from his web site (avail from Amazon), i'm sure plenty of people would have flagged it as 'bad' if it was dodgy

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on November 12, 2013
at 02:35 AM

it is fine to eat uncooked imo, make sure it is 100% red palm fruit oil, i have seen some mixed with canola (or soy). if you are unsure of the ingredients by looking at the label, then look for another brand.

i got through eating 500ml of this stuff (Organic Virgin Red Palm Fruit Oil) straight from the jar (over time) without any issues (apart from the taste).

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on November 12, 2013
at 08:28 PM

I eat unrefined raw red palm oil, around a tea- to one tablespoon per day (directly in my mouth), and not only do I tolerate it good, it does wonders for my skin.

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on November 11, 2013
at 12:22 AM

assuming you are talking about uncooked palm kernel oil, then imo it is completely safe & has a very similar fatty acid profile to coconut oil.

Have you found some (got a link?), i have never seen it for sale anywhere, the only palm kernel oil i have seen is usually highly processed stuff sold in bulk.

... & then there is palm (fruit) oil, which is smelly (imo) red stuff, but very healthy apparently. Paul Jaminet lists red palm oil as an optional 'supplemental food' for Vitamin E, one tablespoon per week.

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on November 10, 2013
at 09:56 PM

Why is nobody eating an uncooked raw palm oil then? I did a google search and it brought no results. But the results for eating uncooked raw coconut oil were hundred thousands. Is it because raw palm oil comes from Africa and people are concerned of hygienic issues? Should we be concerned?

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on November 10, 2013
at 10:06 PM

Because virgin palm oil isn't that palatable. It has a strong flavor (many folks hate it) and color (want orange teeth?) Most people eat coconut oil because they're duped into it by questionable sources.

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on November 10, 2013
at 04:42 AM

Partially hydrogenated palm kernel oil you probably don't want to eat. Unrefined organic red palm fruit oil from a sustainable growing op is all good. 8 isomers of vitamin E (d-alpha-tocopherol, d-beta-tocopherol, d-gamma-tocopherol, d-delta-tocopherol, d-alpha-tocotrienol, d-beta-tocotrienol, d-gamma-tocotrienol, d-delta-tocotrienol) and a grip of alpha and beta carotene (15x more than carrots), as well as 10 other carotenes, lycopene, vitamin k, coq10, and other nutrients in every drop.

The oil from Elaeis fruit is edible and has no known toxins.

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