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Topic # 201511 22-Aug-2016 09:11
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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11698366

 

 

 

Some incredibly irresponsible scaremongering by NZ Herald.

 

FWIW, the author is going on about Omega 6 fat in Canola, but saying olive oil is okay.  These are natural products and fatty acid composition varies, but Omega 6 levels in olive oil can typically be higher than the levels in canola oil.

 

Deep frying probably isn't a great idea regardless of the fat used, especially re-using fat.  Use of unsaturated fats for high temperature cooking may present some special issues, but the writer of that article is making outrageous sensational claims. 


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  Reply # 1615491 22-Aug-2016 09:36
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It's NZ Herald, sensationalism is the only KPI





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But you won't believe what happens next!

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1615504 22-Aug-2016 09:44
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Those 'outrageous sensational claims' will likely sell more copies of his book.

 

The book (though I haven't read it) likely contains similar claims - judging by this 

 

Edit: although that letter may in turn have been influenced by the sugar industry.. who knows


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  Reply # 1615506 22-Aug-2016 09:46
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Humans shouldn't eating the stuff. Might as well used saturated fat like butter or coconut oil for your frying

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  Reply # 1615516 22-Aug-2016 09:50
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Butter burns too easy.

 

Mind you if you just burn it a little you get a brown butter sauce.  Yum.





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  Reply # 1615525 22-Aug-2016 10:02
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Sidestep:

 

Those 'outrageous sensational claims' will likely sell more copies of his book.

 

The book (though I haven't read it) likely contains similar claims - judging by this 

 

Edit: although that letter may in turn have been influenced by the sugar industry.. who knows

 

 

 

 

That response was written in 2010.  WHO and many other authorities have revised (downward) guidelines on dietary sugar intake (fructose) since then.

 

You don't need added sugar (sucrose/fructose) as part of a balanced diet.  You do need fat.

 

 


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  Reply # 1615638 22-Aug-2016 11:45
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Peanut oil. Very high smoke point, doesn't taste like peanuts (much). I fry everything in it.





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  Reply # 1615686 22-Aug-2016 12:03
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We usually use grapeseed oil.

 

 





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  Reply # 1615790 22-Aug-2016 13:56
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Rice bran is good too.





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  Reply # 1615793 22-Aug-2016 14:08
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I  use lard or butter. When I am frying sausages I only use a small amount of water in the pan. Most meats we tend to grill or stir fry. We use a Wok a lot as we eat a lot of Asian food. 





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  Reply # 1615831 22-Aug-2016 14:52
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For roasting potatoes, I've been using rendered duck fat. Used for yum reason only.


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  Reply # 1615862 22-Aug-2016 15:32
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Ok, better eat KFC, much healthier!


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  Reply # 1615866 22-Aug-2016 15:36
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Fred99:

 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11698366

 

 

 

Some incredibly irresponsible scaremongering by NZ Herald.

 

FWIW, the author is going on about Omega 6 fat in Canola, but saying olive oil is okay.  These are natural products and fatty acid composition varies, but Omega 6 levels in olive oil can typically be higher than the levels in canola oil.

 

Deep frying probably isn't a great idea regardless of the fat used, especially re-using fat.  Use of unsaturated fats for high temperature cooking may present some special issues, but the writer of that article is making outrageous sensational claims. 

 

 

This guy is well informed, less so the Herald writer. High Oleic Canola and Sunflower tend to be the best for deep frying and are most stable of long periods of time and high temperatures. You could argue that fully saturated fats are better since they are more stable (and dammit they taste good) but you do need to consider the state of your arteries at some point.


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I saw something the other day about KFC's misuse of antibiotics and was searching for that when I bumped into something much better. I don't know how much credence to put in the page I found, but the two girls hot-tubbing in the KFC dishwashing water is priceless and the bizarre banner proclaiming that the presidential election is really a battle between communists (!) and Christians is also worth a look. It even explains why Canola is toxic. 

 

http://healthwyze.org/reports/134-the-worst-restaurant-of-the-year-award-goes-to-kentucky-fried-chicken-kfc

 

 





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Canola  !!  Dont they run buses,trucks and 4X4s on that . Might try chucking a bit of diesel in the pan and coock in that . 

 

(bit of comedy)

 

 


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