anyone use coconut oil?
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anyone use coconut oil?
Posted by HebertFest08 on 3/18 at 7:39 pm
im beginning to like it.... its expensive, but I like the flavor and its supposed to be pretty good for you.
has a low burn temp is the biggest problem



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Posted by Blind Boy Grunt on 3/18 at 7:48 pm to HebertFest08
Started using it about a year ago. I substitute it for olive oil, in cooking, now. Wonderful taste for omelettes, sauteed vegetables, fish, etc. I get the Nutiva, from Amazon. It's pure, and flavorful. The refined is tasteless.


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Posted by HebertFest08 on 3/18 at 7:55 pm to Blind Boy Grunt
nutiva huh.... will have to give it a try, i picked up mine from whole foods, but its their house brand i think.
i love the smell



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Posted by Blind Boy Grunt on 3/18 at 8:04 pm to HebertFest08
Yes , it has an authentic coconut aroma. I don't know about any other brands, except Lou-Ana, which is refined, and worthless.


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Posted by OldHickory on 3/18 at 8:40 pm to HebertFest08
I like it... It's nice not to get the olive oil flavor sometimes.

As a side note, I want to try cooking with ghee too.



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Posted by tracytiger on 3/18 at 8:53 pm to HebertFest08
I've been using it to cook eggs. And I've used it to cook chicken. I love it.


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Posted by CT on 3/18 at 8:57 pm to HebertFest08
I read somewhere that it's the secret to movie theatre popcorn at home. Haven't tried it though. Not a fan of popcorn.


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Posted by Lambdatiger1989 on 3/18 at 10:35 pm to CT
I've been doing paleo for lent and have used it almost exclusively. It's great. It smells like I'm at the beach every time i I start cooking

This post was edited on 3/18 at 10:36 pm

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Posted by Degas on 3/18 at 10:48 pm to HebertFest08
Years ago my family had popcorn wagons and we used coconut oil. Man, that was good popcorn from a big kettle.


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Posted by OTIS2 on 3/18 at 10:52 pm to HebertFest08
Try grape seed oil...much higher smoke point. Makes excellent fries with a little duck fat.


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Posted by G Vice on 3/18 at 11:28 pm to HebertFest08
I use it to sautee bok choi with a little garlic.

Works very well and imparts a nice smoothe flavor.



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Posted by TJG210 on 3/18 at 11:31 pm to G Vice
How is it in regards to cholesterol? Isn't coconut fairly high in that regard?


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Posted by G Vice on 3/18 at 11:38 pm to TJG210
It is, but you must use small amounts, very little chunks, as you would butter.


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Posted by TJG210 on 3/18 at 11:45 pm to G Vice
How is it compared to Olive Oil? When making popcorn at home I generally pop on the stove with olive oil, I would like to try popping with this stuff.




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Posted by KosmoCramer on 3/18 at 11:49 pm to TJG210
It isn't as strong of a taste, and it has a lower smoke point than even EVOO.




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Posted by Blind Boy Grunt on 3/19 at 5:00 am to TJG210
Cholesterol is an animal by-product. There is none in coconut oil.


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Posted by Blind Boy Grunt on 3/19 at 5:06 am to KosmoCramer
Extra virgin coconut oil has a smoke point of 350 degrees. It was the original "Movie Theater Secret" - before the butter-flavored fiasco replaced it. It makes the best popcorn.

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Posted by Librada on 3/19 at 7:19 am to Blind Boy Grunt
my Lou-Ann has "PURE" written across it in 1" high letters


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Posted by Al Dante on 3/19 at 8:17 am to TJG210
It has more saturated fat per serving than lard. This is the second time I've heard recently someone touting it as "healthy". I'm not so sure if it is or not.


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Posted by colorchangintiger on 3/19 at 10:00 am to CT
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I read somewhere that it's the secret to movie theatre popcorn at home.


It's what the movie theaters used to use. Then some public interest group started making claims that it was extremely unhealthy and got it banned in places across the country. Now, actual scientists have found that it is actually pretty healthy, but the damage has been done.



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