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    Best oil to fry with? Olive, Flaxseed, Cocounut?

    Hey guys,

    So I've been frying most my food in olive oil but find it iritates my throat and can taste it to much..

    Wondered what the healthiest oil option I had. I was thinking of using flaxseed oil for omega 3 benefits, does it have much taste?

    I don't want to use coconut oil because I don't like the taste.

    Thoughts,

    Thanks. Steve

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    lard.......

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    Yep lard.
    Ghee is good too (butter with milk solids removed)

    Are you buying unrefined coconut oil? It has no taste.

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    Whats the difference between coconut oil (the solid stuff) and unrefined in regards with health benefits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghjjf View Post
    Whats the difference between coconut oil (the solid stuff) and unrefined in regards with health benefits.
    The extra virgin coconut oil (the one with coconut flavor) is ideal. However, many people (me included) don't like the flavor, especially when used for frying/sauteing. You can use refined CO, but make sure it is expeller pressed or cold expeller pressed. It's good also. I use the Specrtum brand.
    Ghee, lard, avocado oil, MCT oil, tallow, butter are all good as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graycat View Post
    The extra virgin coconut oil (the one with coconut flavor) is ideal. However, many people (me included) don't like the flavor, especially when used for frying/sauteing. You can use refined CO, but make sure it is expeller pressed or cold expeller pressed. It's good also. I use the Specrtum brand.
    Ghee, lard, avocado oil, MCT oil, tallow, butter are all good as well.
    I am in England and have seen avocado oil on sale, so I might buy some of that. I used to buy a block of lard and fry but my sister hates the smell of it.

    I now fry with butter, olive oil (It smokes a tiny bit), and oil from when I make my batch of pork scratchings. Would you say this is okay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shrinkinglo View Post
    I now fry with butter, olive oil (It smokes a tiny bit), and oil from when I make my batch of pork scratchings. Would you say this is okay?
    Be careful with the cooking temp. Any time an oil is heated beyond its smoke point, the chemical structure gets altered.

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    Never fry with olive oil, it has a low smoke point. Lard is best.
    Georgette

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    Lard you say? Why pick that over other choice?

    Also, Flaxseed was something I was definitely considering, why shouldnt I choose that option?

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    All coconut oil is solid (when cold). Unrefined is processed differently and has no taste.
    Dont fry the flaxseed oil.

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