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Old 07-05-2012, 04:33 AM   #21
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i use this brand.maybe i am naive but i tend to work on the basis that if a global company like tesco are selling something it should be ok?
Borderfields English Pressed Rapeseed Oil - Groceries - Tesco Groceries
half the saturates of o/oil + omega 3/6/9.....feel healthier just reading the blurb!
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:21 AM   #22
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i love to ask kids "if peanut oil comes from crushing peanuts, and olive oil comes from pressing olives, where does baby oil come from"?
S/one else has pondered that as well.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:26 AM   #23
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i love to ask kids "if peanut oil comes from crushing peanuts, and olive oil comes from pressing olives, where does baby oil come from"?
You'd get on well with my Dad!! He had that as his signature in emails for a long time.

I use canola for just about everything. I have a small bottle of sesame oil and a small bottle of olive oil that rarely get used. Only for specific recipes. I know all the chefs use EVOO so I bought a bottle and found I didn't like the flavor it added to my recipes. It always smelled different too which put me off. So back to canola for me.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:33 AM   #24
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Andy, I've never notice a smell from my oil. Could be a brand thing? And the last time I mentioned canola there was a rather interested posting furor. That's what I was referring to.

I was talking to someone last night about canola. I remember when we called them "rape fields" as we passed them on the highway. I'm thinking the negative connotations of that term necessitated a name change. There has been canola oil in our house for as long as I can remember. I don't do a lot of deep frying, but it would be my go to for that as well as any regular frying. The odor from olive oil bothers me when it is heated, and I don't notice any odor from canola.

Avocado oil would be cool to try. I haven't seen that anywhere. Does it have a noticeable odor or flavor?
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:40 AM   #25
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Andy, I've never notice a smell from my oil. Could be a brand thing? And the last time I mentioned canola there was a rather interested posting furor. That's what I was referring to...
It could be. It's usually a national brand. I've noticed it over a long period and also remember someone else's mentioning it.


I remember the furor over canola in that earlier thread and all the people who avoid it "Just to be on the safe side".
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:09 AM   #26
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Does the US manufacture canola too or is it all imported? I just looked at my jug of oil and its a generic brand from Safeway. What are the national brands there?
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Does the US manufacture canola too or is it all imported? I just looked at my jug of oil and its a generic brand from Safeway. What are the national brands there?
Wesson, Mazola and Crisco are three big national brands. Also, there are as many store brands as there are stores.
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:28 AM   #28
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Haven't seen Wesson here but the other two are common. Never used either one strangely enough. I guess I have no brand loyalty.
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Haven't seen Wesson here but the other two are common. Never used either one strangely enough. I guess I have no brand loyalty.
It's oil, you put it in a bottle and sell it. Not secret ingredients, special recipes, etc. I figure if it's the right color and I can see through it, it'll work fine.
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Andy, I've never notice a smell from my oil. Could be a brand thing? And the last time I mentioned canola there was a rather interested posting furor. That's what I was referring to.

I was talking to someone last night about canola. I remember when we called them "rape fields" as we passed them on the highway. I'm thinking the negative connotations of that term necessitated a name change. There has been canola oil in our house for as long as I can remember. I don't do a lot of deep frying, but it would be my go to for that as well as any regular frying. The odor from olive oil bothers me when it is heated, and I don't notice any odor from canola.

Avocado oil would be cool to try. I haven't seen that anywhere. Does it have a noticeable odor or flavor?
avocado oil is delish alix,like pale green nutty peroni!!
i use an australian avo oil,i think evoo might have had it's day with all of the alternatives becoming available these days:
Where to Buy Olivado Avocado Oil USA Retailers New Zealand Gourmet Food Products United States America
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