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#1 Wed 21 Mar 07 5:16pm

Senga B

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Cooking with oil.

Hi , I don't know if anyone cangive me any advice .  I try to cook healthily and avoid using oil when I'm cooking.  However, when I can't get around this I usualy opt for olive oil, but I have been told that this too releases cartogens
and is therefore not quite as healthy as I thought.  What should I do, use the regulatoil or still stick to olive oil? thanks

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#2 Wed 21 Mar 07 9:49pm

Ashen

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Re: Cooking with oil.

It depends at what level of heat you are cooking at.. whenever you go past the smoke point of any fat it breaks down and produces carcinogens.. you can still use olive oil for fairly high heat applications just not extra virgin.. refined extra light olive oil is filtered which raises its smoke point quite alot..   here is a link to a chart of smoke points of different oils.

http://www.goodeatsfanpage.com/Collecte … Points.htm


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#3 Thu 22 Mar 07 9:06am

Senga B

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Re: Cooking with oil.

Thanks alot for your reply and the link.  It looks full of good info.

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#4 Fri 23 Mar 07 3:28pm

Chanr

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Re: Cooking with oil.

I use rice bran oil for majority of my cooking. It not only has a very high smoking point, it also has no cholestrol. I use olive oil when I want flavour from it.

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#5 Sat 24 Mar 07 7:57am

The White Rabbit

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Re: Cooking with oil.

The heating of an oil will change some of it's molecules; but the same goes for other fats. As far as I know you actually need to char foods before you get carcinogens.

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