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    I just went to the store and thought I'd pick up some sardines for my lunch tomorrow. The store brand was a lot cheaper, so I put it in my cart. Then I noticed on the front label that they proudly advertised that the sardines are packed on soy oil. In fact, most of the sardines were packed in soy oil! I finally found one in olive oil, but it was boneless. One of the reasons sardines are good for you is the calcium, so I need the bones! There was one brand packed in olive oil that had bones. Why use soy oil at all? Do people think they are at a nutritional advantage if they eat soy oil?

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    Its subsidized, and thus cheaper, sadly. I can barely find any canned seafood that is canned in olive oil where I live.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Fiveholts714 View Post
      I just went to the store and thought I'd pick up some sardines for my lunch tomorrow. The store brand was a lot cheaper, so I put it in my cart. Then I noticed on the front label that they proudly advertised that the sardines are packed on soy oil. In fact, most of the sardines were packed in soy oil! I finally found one in olive oil, but it was boneless. One of the reasons sardines are good for you is the calcium, so I need the bones! There was one brand packed in olive oil that had bones. Why use soy oil at all? Do people think they are at a nutritional advantage if they eat soy oil?
      No, soy oil is bad for you. But it's cheap and that's why they use it.
      "When the search for truth is confused with political advocacy, the pursuit of knowledge is reduced to the quest for power." - Alston Chase

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      • #4
        Soy is cheap, and they can always lie to you about health benefits of soy.

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        • #5
          Two things that contain soy that absolutely floored me were tuna packed in water, and some pork rinds. Okay, they snuck the soy into the tuna to up the weight, but what on earth were they thinking when they decided soy oil was something that should be in pork rinds?

          So, yes, unless you're shopping in the produce aisle or at the fish and meat counters, you will have to watch labels like a hawk.
          "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

          B*tch-lite

          Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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          • #6
            You can drain sardines packed in water and add your own olive oil.

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            • #7
              i wouldn't put a lot of trust in the sardines packed in olive oil either; it's probably only part olive oil. far better is to get the sardines packed in water. i drain the water and eat them with a little mustard, or sometimes some actual olives.
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              • #8
                I get the Wild Planet sardines packed in oil, on auto delivery from Amazon. The oil seems to be a good quality and its way cheaper than buying it at my co-op.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Fiveholts714 View Post
                  I just went to the store and thought I'd pick up some sardines for my lunch tomorrow. The store brand was a lot cheaper, so I put it in my cart. Then I noticed on the front label that they proudly advertised that the sardines are packed on soy oil. In fact, most of the sardines were packed in soy oil! I finally found one in olive oil, but it was boneless. One of the reasons sardines are good for you is the calcium, so I need the bones! There was one brand packed in olive oil that had bones. Why use soy oil at all? Do people think they are at a nutritional advantage if they eat soy oil?
                  If you want to know why they use soy oil, ask the government; it's their fault.
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                  • #10
                    Some people really do think soy is healthy... In the conventional wisdom universe soy is still riding on that weird moment it had in like the 90s/early 00's where everyone was like "omg soy is a superfood!" (probably Monsanto paid the health agencies to say good things abt soy in anticipation of future GMO fallout...or that's my conspiracy theory anyway)

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                    • #11
                      I get Sainsbury's, Morrison's or M&S Portuguese sardines in olive-oil. Mostly sardines, 1/4 pure olive-oil, 1% salt. Not too bad. Maybe they ship to the US?
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                      • #12
                        I just read some posts on cracklins having soy oil in them. So I checked my bag. Yep! Why in the name of God's green earth do pork cracklins need any additional fat?

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                        • #13
                          I was so excited to finally find a brand of totally primal mayo -- the front label said olive oil, egg yolks, and lemon juice. Standing in line at the checkout, I happened to turn it over and look at the ingredients list on the back... soy oil, canola oil, etc etc. It's like they KNOW people don't want that crap, so they don't put it on the most visible part of the jar. It seems so sneaky and deceitful.

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                          • #14
                            PrimalStudent, oh, they know all right. BigFoods spends millions of dollars keeping lobbyists on the hill to keep adding laws to hide what they put in prepared foods. I don't have the link, but I remember in one of Mark's posts he mentioned how many things keep being added even to the "Certified Organic" list. That isn't smaller farms changing the list. BigFood wanted to include GMOs in the Certified Organics, but the opposition got that rejected.
                            "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                            B*tch-lite

                            Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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