Vegetable Oils Questions
We use coconut oil mainly, olive oil somewhat but cannot find a store-bought mayonnaise made solely with these. All have either safflower, sunflower, soybean or canola or a combination of these. Of these which would best choice if only used... (more)
I am curious to know what oils or fats are normally used in your country. This is my take from Spain, my country of origin: -Olive and sunflower oil are the commonest fats to cook with. Some people reserve olive oil for salads only, not... (more)
So I just opened the fridge and I nearly died inside when I saw a tub of flora proactive on the shelf. I still live at home so I am determined to make my parents see the problem with using canola oil in the fry pan and relying on margarine... (more)
I was at a breakfast joint this morning to pick up my morning coffe. There were two chicks in front of me kinda of arguing that their own breakfast was "better" than the other's. One girl ordered eggs, sausage patty with hash browns (i'm sure... (more)
Plain bagel -> refined white flour, which will always lose to cut up Potatoes in a paleo world. But they're both questionable as the quality and amount of oil used on the hashbrowns goes downhill.
Im curious what you all think of vegetable fat/animal fats & their place in our diets... What has made me question it is how great i feel when i eat animal fat & im noticing when i eat more than a tablespoon of coconut oil i get chest... (more)
So I've been using a locally made rape seed oil for frying in. Its cold pressed and as far as I can tell there are no chemicals involved in its manufacture. All the local chefs swear by it, and its got quite a big following here. This is the... (more)
If this has already been asked, sorry! I couldn't find it anywhere. Anyway.. I have been wondering for some time now why vegetable oil seems to be shunned in this community, along with canola oil. I have often seen them referred to as... (more)
http://www.marksdailyapple.com/healthy-oils/ http://www.marksdailyapple.com/dear-mark-canola-oil/ You can make coconut oil at home if you really needed to. But it's much easier to go to a store and buy it. And this is why health-conscious people... (more)
The wok and cast iron pan are easy - I can heat coconut oil in them after they've been cleaned and coat the cooking surface. That doesn't work as well for the grinding plates and blades of the meat grinder. I'm looking for an oil that: Is viscous... (more)
Best thing to use would be FOOD GRADE silicone spray. It's specifically made for protecting blades and plates between uses. Any type of oil or fat will run the risk of turning rancid and gummy between uses.
I've been paleo for a couple months. About 30 mins ago I stupidly ate 1/3 of a cake which I baked a few weeks ago then stuck in the freezer. It was one of those Betty Crocker box mix things. Made with lots of vegetable oil and conventional eggs.... (more)
So, I find it fairly easy to avoid veg oils when I cook at home. But when dining out this is obviously a problem. I prefer to not lock myself in the house in order to avoid veg oils, but really... why must they be so prevalent? My partner, an... (more)
I travel A LOT for work, so I have to eat out like 10 times a week. I'm used to asking servers to substitute out the potatoes, leave the sauce on the side, hold the bread, or even "I don't eat gluten or any grains whatsoever". However, I... (more)
Hi all, I know we all mostly love our Kerrygold round these parts, so I was interested to see their new spreadable product - Kerrygold with olive oil: http://goo.gl/RgQBX Unfortunately, when I got this home and actually read the back of the... (more)
Does anyone know of a good resource that clearly explains the industrial process of producing vegetable/seed oils? Preferably video, but a good text article would be great as well. I'm looking for something to show family who are difficult to... (more)
I recently ordered two 1lb roasted unsalted macadamia nuts online, only to find out they're roasted with cottonseed oil/canola oil SHUDDER I was like CRAP. Can't return it since I already opened one bag and returning one small bag would be a big... (more)
I purchased some Spectrum Butter Flavored Veg Shortening--it is really just Palm Oil and the natural flavoring is from Sunflower oil. Is this Primal OK ?
Canola oil is rapeseed oil that has been refined to be odorless. Unrefined rapeseed oil is a common cooking oil here in China. Now, I'm perfectly content to use delicious, delicious lard all the time. But every now and then I might want to make... (more)
It's been said before, but since the question came up again I figured the definitive (in my mind at least) article on canola oil was worth mentioning... CANOLA OIL STUDIES (excerpt from The Great Con-ola by Sally Fallon) Full article can be... (more)
I want to substitute a better (for me) oil when a recipe calls for vegetable oil. I don't want to use olive or coconut oil for the taste changing properties. What substitutes work well fo you?
Traditionally many paleo related blogs and persons have stated that olive oil is good for cooking but recently people have been claiming that you should ditch it with other vegetable oils and use lard, ghee or coconut oil instead. What is your... (more)
I switched to a new detergent and I'm wondering if it's making me break out. I was somewhat breaking out before this, so I don't think so--but here's the product:... (more)
We all try to reduce omega-6 aka (n-6), and often measure this in percentage of total calories or grams per day. For example, trying to limit omega-6 to less than 2% of calories. But should we also be considering the source of the omega-6? I... (more)
If it seems to work for me then it's paleo right? I also seem to get a bit of a kick from hydrogenated vegetable oils. Any reason why I should avoid these foods since they don't seem to cause me any trouble?
Is the issue of vegetables oils and excess omega-6 to omega-3 ratio the issue that separates Paleo/Primal/WAPF/Ancestral from other whole food or other ways of eating? Is there another issue that you think fills this role better? It also seems... (more)
I think the difference is the lack of fear of meat and saturated fat. Sure n3/n6 balance, avoiding sugar and cereal grains are really important. But what keeps people away from paleo is the fear of meat and fat.
I am wondering about periodic usage of some vegetable oils. They are certainly not equally harmful (or not harmful at all), as we know from coconut/palm case. Personally I use every day olive oil, hard pressed organic. I like the taste so much... (more)
So, I found this recipe for xo sauce, which sounds pretty amazing, but it calls for two cups of vegetable oil. I don't think olive oil would quite be the right flavor. I do think coconut oil would be an excellent flavor combination, but I worry... (more)
I guess what I really mean to ask is, are there any underlying causes or mechanisms that would influence whether or not omega-6's become incorporated into cellular membranes, vs. just being burned up by the body? Can some people eat more omega 6... (more)