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    Why is coconut oil more preferred to cook with than Lard?

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    Especially since coconut oil is a processed cooking oil while lard isn't?

    processed past participle, past tense of proc·ess (Verb)past participle, past tense of pro·cess (Verb)
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    Perform a series of mechanical or chemical operations on (something) in order to change or preserve it: "the stages in processing the wool".

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    Preferred by who? I would prefer tallow, but lard would be fine. Also butter rocks!

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    Preferred by most really, everyone seems to be coconutz

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    it is higher in sat fat

    but really i just grab whichever is closer (lard, tallow, or coconut)

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    I don't like coconut oil; I use pork fat (lard) for most of my cooking, with beef fat next favourite and also butter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by breadsauce View Post
    I don't like coconut oil; I use pork fat (lard) for most of my cooking, with beef fat next favourite and also butter.

    Bought some coconut oil previously and didn't like the taste but had it with bacon and egs so the whole lot might have just put me off being so greasy, so threw it away.

    So thought i buy some tomorrow again give it another try but...Hmmm

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    There are many people who claim it has amazing health benefits. I personally don't really care for the flavor. I do use it some in baking, but usually use half coconut oil, and half butter. If I'm going to sauté vegetables or something like that, I always use butter though.

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    Coconut oil is a special kind of saturated fat, a medium chain triglyceride. It supposedly has special properties in the body as well as special cooking properties. There is nothing wrong with lard except that it is really difficult to find pork lard that is not partially hydrogenated.
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    My mother used to buy hydrogenated lard to use in baking. Ick, but I grew up on the taste. I reuse fat which is leftover from cooking projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes View Post
    Coconut oil is a special kind of saturated fat, a medium chain triglyceride. It supposedly has special properties in the body as well as special cooking properties. There is nothing wrong with lard except that it is really difficult to find pork lard that is not partially hydrogenated.
    why not buy some lard from the butcher and just melt it?

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