Many oils now say on them what temp they are good for. Spectrum, I believe, has a picture of a thermometer on every bottle, telling you exactly how high the heat should be for each particular oil. You could google too, of course.
Coconut oil is especially good for stove top popcorn :-)
I've considered buying some coconut oil. Maybe I'll give it a try.
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Yes, Olive Oil only for sautéing not frying and I heard that sautéing onions and garlic will neutralise the carcinogens, something Mediterranean people have been doing for centuries. Otherwise for frying I heard grape seed oil can be heated up.
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If I have to use a vegetable-based oil, virgin coconut oil is nice, but even so it's only good at medium heat. I also have some palm oil shortening (Spectrum), and we like like that, but I think it's maybe not the healthiest thing in the world since it's pretty highly processed. Natural palm oil is wonderful, but expensive. I would also use small amounts of avocado oil, peanut oil, and sesame oil, but not too much. In general, we try to avoid using much vegetable oil. The modern vegetable oils are highly refined foods that were not used much before 100 years ago, and they add to our diets too many omega-6 fatty acids.
Just asking in general here, I bought a jar of coconut cream from Tropical Traditions, anyone know if I can use that as though I'd use the coconut oil? Possibly just heat it up a bit?
And probably the reason you're not getting a lot of responses is that there was another thread on the front page on cooking oils when you posted it. It seems to come up every other week or so. Let me find it for you... http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=1213888
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Thanks for the info...was unsure...hmmm, now what to do with that coconut cream? haha
Or, you could put it into a hot Thai sauce...so yummy.
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