The Great Stonesoup Oil Crisis(Are You using the Wrong Oil?)

Originally posted from: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/stonesoup/zQie/~3/ny_LvcZg8DU/

Pregnant Lady Mayo-2

You know that uneasy feeling you get when something isn’t right? But for whatever reason you keep pushing the feeling away with your best ostrich-head-in-the-sand impersonation.

For ages I had that feeling about my cooking oils.

Back in the day, I used to keep two oils in the house. An expensive extra virgin olive oil for salads and drizzling and a cheap olive oil for cooking.

It was simple and pretty economical. Life was good.

Then I started reading about olive oil having a low smoke point. Which means it breaks down at high temperatures releasing free radicals and other nasties. Not great for cooking.

So I did some research and switched my cooking oil to rice bran oil.

Why rice bran oil?

It has a nice high smoke point. So stable for cooking with. And I could get it in bulk at the supermarket … read more

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