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Old 08-17-2007, 08:06 PM   #1
Frank Menendez
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Apart from it being non-paleo (corn based), is there anything unhealthy about this kind of oil? Seems to me if you want some high heat cooking, you need to go with canola! Unless you opt for peanut (eeekkkk!) or safflower (never!).
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Old 08-17-2007, 08:14 PM   #2
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Dunno, found this about canola oil (w/f safe): http://breathing.com/articles/canola-oil.htm
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Old 08-18-2007, 05:24 AM   #3
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As I understand it, canola oil has the same positive health benefits as Olive Oil, i.e. it is considered a healthy fat. Only disadvantage I can see is that it tends to smell like fish when you cook with it.

I use a mild olive oil for most of my cooking. If you are using it for a salad or other non-cooked item you can use the Virgin Olive Oil which has a stronger taste. If you are simply going to use it for something that is heated you might as well save your money and use the regular olive oil or canola oil.

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Old 08-19-2007, 06:21 AM   #4
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Nothing unhealthy, just has a worse Omega-3/Omega-6 ratio as compared to flax (not recommended for cooking though) and olive oil. The higher amount of 0-3 to 0-6 the better.
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:47 AM   #5
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Re: Canola oil

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Seems to me if you want some high heat cooking, you need to go with canola!
What's wrong with coconut or red palm oil? Those saturated fats are highly heat stable and incredibly healthful. Polyunsaturated oils that need deodorization and refinement to be shelf-stable....mono oils (olive) and saturated oils (coconut and palm) do not.
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Old 08-20-2007, 07:18 AM   #6
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Re: Canola oil

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Apart from it being non-paleo (corn based), is there anything unhealthy about this kind of oil?
Just a note that canola is made from rapeseed. Rather than call it rapeseed oil (for obvious reasons), the producers came up with canola, which stands for CANadian Oil, Low Acid. Hmmm, coming from a seed, is canola paleo?
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Old 08-20-2007, 07:10 PM   #7
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Re: Canola oil

My understanding is canola oil is dismissed as non-Paleo purely on the basis of how much processing is required to create it.
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