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Old 06-11-2007, 09:11 AM   #11
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I believe it is supposed to be good for high heat frying. My husband doesn't care for the taste. I use it in soapmaking and as a hair and hand treatment.
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Old 06-11-2007, 09:14 AM   #12
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Sorry, I havn't got any coconut oil. I think you are spot on when you say these things are promoted or otherwise to suit the marketing tactics.

I did read somewhere that walnut oil is very good for you!
Walnut oil is excellent as part of a salad dressing. I also use it to oil parchment for shortbread cookies.
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Old 06-11-2007, 10:29 AM   #13
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I use canola oil for deep drying, peanut oil for stir frying, and olive oil for sauteeing. Coconut oil, I use for sunbathing. I'll put it ON my body, but not IN it!
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Old 06-11-2007, 11:33 AM   #14
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anyone here using coconut oil, and if so, how do you use it... how do you like it?

personally the coconut oil i have in my cabinets is used to make soap... i've never used it for food , its pretty important to get lots of big bubbles unless you are using castor oil.
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Old 06-11-2007, 11:35 AM   #15
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I use it in soapmaking and as a hair and hand treatment.

wow.... howdy fellow soapmaker!!
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Old 06-12-2007, 09:42 AM   #16
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What type of soaps?

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wow.... howdy fellow soapmaker!!
What types of soap do you make?
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Old 06-12-2007, 06:34 PM   #17
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What types of soap do you make?
CP mostly, with a few occasionaln batches of HP, and an occasional rebatch , what about you?

sorry for the thread highjack
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Old 06-15-2007, 11:24 PM   #18
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hi black chef ,
I am posting some of the good things about cocconut oil. We are using the cocconut oil for every household needs.
pls note.
do not over heat the cocconut oil
this oil become rancid very fast.ADD few peppercorns or dried ginger to stop this.
Cocconut oil has its own aroma which gives a good flavor to the food
Nutritional / Medicinal
  • Easy digestibility and absorbability
  • Ideal energy source in baby foods
  • Contains Vitamin E
  • Composed mainly of short and medium chain fatty acids which have
    desirable qualities and functions
  • Does not contain cholesterol
  • Reduced fat accumulation in body
  • Easily oxidized and therefore a preferred energy source
  • Requires no transport system to absorb, digest and metabolize
  • Very low content of Omega 6 fatty acid
  • Helps maintain healthy ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 fatty acids when
    consumed as a part of diet
  • Rich content of lauric acid, the source of disease fighting fatty acid
    derivative monolaurin
  • Contains 6-8 per cent monounsaturated oleic acid
  • Inhibitory effect against certain chemical carcinogens
  • Superior antigenotoxic activity
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Studies undertaken by the Biochemistry Department,
University of Kerala showed that coconut oil:
  • Does not elevate blood total cholesterol
  • Increases blood HDL cholesterol
  • Consumed along with coconut kernel lowers blood cholesterol
  • Does not elevate LDL cholesterol or LDL cholesterol / HDL cholesterol ratio
  • Decreases serum triglycerides
Hope this will help you.
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Old 06-18-2007, 06:24 AM   #19
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i use pure virgin coconut oil at home every chance i get
i keep it in the frig and use a spoon to gather what i need
i use coconut milk both at home and at the restaurant

i also use other nut oils: olive, peanut, walnut, almond, avocado and my fave hazelnut oil
trying to find some argan oil

nut oils have all been vilified at some point or another but mostly the coconut seems it's mostly because it's not an oil produced in the states, imho

i have read 3 reports as far back as the 70's
when i started working in a thai restaurant i did some research as to the healthiness of the thai diet where there is alot of coconut milk used

i found in conjunction to the fact they eat several times a day, lots of raw veggies as well as cooked ones, tons of seafood but also a huge amount of red meat topped off with all the coconut milk, they seem to be some of the healthiest people in the world

while i was working in the thai restaurant, eating and working there 14 hours a day and 6 days a week, in conjunction to bodybuilding, i lost 70 pounds in one year

since i am now working in a western restaurant again i have gained 40 of those pounds back over two years

what i have found about coconut milk it is antimicrobial and antiviral and is being used in aids research
coconut oil contains mid chain triglycerides (mct) and induces the body to burn fat at a greater rate and lowers serum triglycerides
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Old 06-18-2007, 01:44 PM   #20
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Good grief, does it never end. A food that is good for you one day will kill you tomorrow, and is nutritious the day after. Do what my mom taught me. Eat everything. A bit of this, a bit of that. Don't make one food your entire diet. Eat some of everything. I have three bottles of oil in the house (olive, peanut, canola at the moment, when one runs out I may change). I do ask when I throw a dinner party when I might have a new acquaintance to make sure we aren't dealing with peanut allergies.
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