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Old 01-08-2005, 11:40 AM   #1
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Enova Oil

Has anyone tried cooking with this? I keep seeing commercials on TV for this oil, but haven't tried it.

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Old 01-08-2005, 08:43 PM   #2
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I must admit that I've never heard of it before. I did run out to their website and read a bit about it ... on the first quick read some sounds good, some I question, some I doubt, and some claims sound more like "Snake" oil than a true dietary "Enova"-tion. I'll definately need to do more research before I have an opinion.

But, I will see if I can't find a bottle at my local Kroger and give it a try.

Thanks for mentioning it!
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Old 01-09-2005, 07:14 AM   #3
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Please let us know what you think, Michael.
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Old 01-09-2005, 09:51 AM   #4
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Indeed, Michael, please do! Have you tried it, htc?

I'd not heard of it before now either. Having a trip to the grocery planned for myself today, I'll take a look around, too.
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Old 01-09-2005, 03:40 PM   #5
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I haven't tried it or actually even noticed it at the grocery store. I just keep seeing lots of commercials for it on TV.
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Old 01-13-2005, 11:04 PM   #6
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htc - if we knew where you lived (where you're seeing all of these ads on TV) it would sure help in tracking this Enova stuff down. I've been to 4 stores and have not found it.

What bothers me right off the top is ... it's "synthetic" - manufactured, not natural.

Next, there is no information on what vitamins or minerals it contains.

We know that olive oil contains fats and acids that are both good for lowering chloesterol and in preventing cancer.

Gosh but I wish I could talk "The Chairman" at "Iron Chef" to give me a chemistry lab to test the claims on things like this, and making a roux in a microwave .....
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i've wondered about that myself. i have only seen commercials but i have not seen it in the stores yet.
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Old 01-14-2005, 03:47 PM   #8
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Michael, that's one of the things I thought was suspect as well. Usually when you read up on different types of oils, you know exactly what it's derived from.

BTW, I am in Oregon. Still haven't seen it in a grocery store though.
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Old 01-15-2005, 04:33 AM   #9
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Okay, here's the website for the "official" Enova Oil info: http://www.enovaoil.com

Something in the back of my brain isn't digesting something they said ... but can't put my finger on it. One thing that does scare the boogers out of me is seeing it's a product from ADM - and I trust those folks like I would my 12-year old grand-daughter out on a date with Kobe Bryant.

In my thinking - ADM is too busy creating "artificial" food ... and if in 2022 we are eating Soylent Green - I am sure ADM will be bringing it to us.

I still haven't found Enova oil - but I have 2 more stores on my side of town to try tomorrow.
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Old 01-15-2005, 07:43 AM   #10
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I found the stuff in my neighborhood Albertson's for a whopping $6.99 for a 20-ounce bottle!

I back you up, Michael, on the opinions you are forming here! This stuff just sounds "Too Good to be True" and we all know the rest of that addage....
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