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    Need an oil for my Whole30

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    Hi,

    Getting ready for a Whole30. I usually use ghee to cook, but want to avoid any and all sources of dairy.

    Wish I could use coconut oil, but I find the smell and taste revolting!

    So, can I use Palm oil? Does it have to be palm "kernel" oil? (I have Spectrum Organic Palm oil...does that count?).

    Is sunflower seed oil okay if I get high oleic (and organic)?

    Avacodo seems nice, but I'd like to not break the bank on this

    Thanks!
    spicegirl

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    Bacon grease, any nut oil (though expensive, like avocado), and yup - palm oil! Not sure on the kernel part though, I think palm is just fine as long as it's unrefined.

    Sunflower, as I recall, oxidizes at a low heat, so isn't great for cooking.

    read more here: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/healthy-oils/
    Last edited by lexsi340; 09-23-2011 at 07:54 AM.

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    Spectrum makes a great refined coconut oil using good processes. I'd use that. NO flavor. Very good.

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    Tropical Traditions also makes an excellent refined CO. No smell, no flavor, still with the CO benefits.

    edit:
    This is the one. Note the part about how TT refines their oil. I am not sure how Spectrum does theirs.
    http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/ex...oconut_oil.htm
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    I really like macademia nut oil. Nice buttery taste, downside is it's pretty spendy.

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    Butter and ghee would be my #1 and #2 choice, but since dairy is out...

    Nut oils are no good. They're extremely high in PUFA's and are on the level of vegetable oils in terms of oxidation.

    Coconut oil is a great choice for health, but it doesn't go well with a lot of foods. I would get a bottle of extra virgin olive oil and a jar of virgin coconut oil. Those are my two go-to cooking oils as it is. I use coconut oil as my #1 choice when the flavor works, but I usually find myself cooking with extra virgin olive oil. There is NOTHING WRONG with frying in extra virgin olive oil. Just store the oil in a dark location and make sure it's in either a dark tinted container or a tin. Done.
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    NOTE: I've tried every coconut oil, all were the best of brands (read: VERY expensive). I want to gag just thinking about heating any of them.

    Where do you get beef tallow?

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    ? But refined CO is flavorless, scentless. You tried refined?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spicegirl View Post
    NOTE: I've tried every coconut oil, all were the best of brands (read: VERY expensive). I want to gag just thinking about heating any of them.

    Where do you get beef tallow?
    Beef ribs in the oven @ 225 for 12 hours . i am just about to pop mine in
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