What you are suggesting is that I should consume canola oil (I.e. genetically modified garbage) instead of butter or coconut oil. I don't think so.
10/24/2013 - 12:06pm
I get wound up when I read comments like the one by - Anonymous that says "but remember canola oil is likely to be GMO".... like all genetically modified organisms are bad. What do you think is the difference between Angus beef and Jersey dairy cows??? It's genetics! Selectively breeding plants and animals with distinctive genetic traits is generally used to improve their hardyness and productivity, it's not a bad thing.
If you're afraid of ALL GMO's you'd better not buy any 100% cotton clothing because I'd bet the cotton plants were raised to be insect resistant using selective genetics. And don't eat any chicken, because even if they were fed an organic whole grain diet, that grain may have been grown from seeds preserved or enhanced with genetic modification. You never know....
I am willing to sign what I write because I believe it... my name is Chris S and I raise meat lambs. They are fullblood Dorper sheep, selectively bred, and fed a natural diet of grass and seasonal grain supplement, without hormones, steroids, or other drugs. But there is no way of knowing that any organic product we purchase is made worse by having grown using genetically selective or genetically modified feeds or seeds.
10/24/2013 - 11:43am
I don't normally deep fry anything, but on the rare occasion, my hubby really hungers for a chicken-fried piece of meat. I have used coconut oil to pan fry fish and then strained it for re-use. I think it is very expensive, and I don't use it for anything else. Because it's solid in the refrigerator, it has a good shelf life, which offsets some of the cost. I have been having doubts about it's healthy properties, because Coconuts are from Palm trees, and Palm oil has been on the "unhealthy list" for a long time.
10/24/2013 - 11:27am
I have been using coconut oil for about 9 months and I love it. It can be used for everything. Cooking, hand, face, or hair moisturizer. When you rub it in your palm it melts, so at body temperature it is a liquid. It gives a pleasant flavour to anything it is cooked in, even on toast. I do not miss butter at all.
And for the record, vegetable oils do not contain GMO's. The genetic modification is done to the proteins of the plant cell walls, not to the oil from the seeds produced. If we did not have GMO's we could not feed the world, and we would be paying a lot more for our foods.
10/24/2013 - 11:20am
I don't know what to think.
I've read that you get a better benefit from coconut oil when cooking because it doesn't lose its benefit at high heat, where as olive oil does.
Also, some cosmetic products have coconut oil -- particularly hand-soothing ones -- does your skin absorb these? I've also read that coconut has a natural sun screen in it.
Please email me about these things.
10/24/2013 - 10:48am
What about Avacado Oil? Can you do a comparison of all the different oils?
10/22/2013 - 11:00am
No I have not....I actually have an allergy to coconut so I wouldn't be able to do that but I wouldn't even if I could...I have been eating butter since I was a child and since the margarine discovery I have don't a lot of research on this topic...everyone is always on my case about giving up my butter but no one has proven to me why margarine is better....I don't care if it's made with olive oil or not...it's the process that's bad...for me I intend to stick to a real food...our bodies need fat to correctly function and butter has a lot of good nutrition in it...the clue to using butter is the amount you use....bottom line....fat is GOOD for you....and butter is a GOOD fat with lots of nutrition.
10/22/2013 - 9:34am
My relatives grew up on an island country . Coconut in many forms was part of their normal diet. My mother who now resides in the U.S. is 91 years old. Her older sister ( residing in their country) died last week 2 months before her 100th brthday. Both great grandmothers lived to be over 100 years old. They ate natural foods without chemicals and cooked with coconut oil ! I 've been drinking coconut water since chldhood as well as enjoying coconut in my meals. Is there a correlation ? I'd like to think so !
10/21/2013 - 2:37pm
I have heard that coconut oil is processed with hexane, (which is a cancer causing agent )and it is stored in your body after you eat it so, unless you know how the company processed the coconut, I wouldn't consume it at all.
10/21/2013 - 2:27pm
I have been reading a lot about coconut oil recently and have been very interested in the value of it for cooking and the skin. After reading a book saying it's the holy grail and touting its heart health benefits..I have come away very confused.... I bought a huge amount of it...organic extra virgin....and I agree that until more scientific research says its beneficial...I will be using my other oils...for cooking.
I have found its wonderful for the skin..hair ...body.. as a moisturizer....it actually removed a sun spot I had for many years....but for cooking...I will wait!