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Ban on trans fats would be boon for canola growers
Associated Press ^ | Jan 25, 2014 12:45 PM EST | Justin Juozapavicius

Posted on 01/25/2014 11:51:50 PM PST by Olog-hai

From Oregon to Oklahoma, farmers have started planting canola in earnest, rotating the yellow-flowered crop that could blossom into a replacement for artery-clogging trans fats found in myriad junk foods, such as cookies, cakes and pies.

The amount of canola being grown in the U.S. has increased dramatically in the last two decades or so, with 1.7 million acres planted in 2012. Some of it is growing in areas such as Oklahoma, which for generations has been dominated by wheat and cattle operations. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Food; Society
KEYWORDS: canola; fda; nannystate; transfats

1 posted on 01/25/2014 11:51:50 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Canola oil is an artery clogger. I gave it up a year ago and my circulation began to improve within two months. Stick with coconut oil, olive oil and good old butter.


2 posted on 01/26/2014 12:00:40 AM PST by old and tired
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To: Olog-hai
Canola oil has a distinct taste...just try popcorn popped in rape seed oil and say you like it.
3 posted on 01/26/2014 12:13:59 AM PST by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: old and tired

They now make light butter, about half the calories from fat.

A lot of our health issues are due to cholesterol diets. A simple switch to a type 2 diabetic diet will drop both Tris and LDL. US PAN SPRAYS more, I fry with it and a little light butter or olive oil. Most foods I bake, broil, crock pot, or grill.

When you stick me on a cholesterol diet, you eliminate the iodine the Master gland of your body the Thyroid needs to function right. Causes more muscle and joint pain. I notice it big time when the ENDO lowers my dose or the time I was off it for 2 weeks for a ENT test.


4 posted on 01/26/2014 12:26:53 AM PST by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: Olog-hai

Canola causes inflammation and heart disease. Seed oil is always rancid and canola,is GMO. Bad news. Don’t consume it.


5 posted on 01/26/2014 1:26:36 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle
Canola causes inflammation and heart disease. Seed oil is always rancid and canola,is GMO. Bad news. Don’t consume it. Yaelle

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6 posted on 01/26/2014 2:13:52 AM PST by jimsin
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To: Olog-hai

I’m curious to know what you guys think of lard, if it is homemade natural lard.

This site “Homesick Texan” seems to really be on top of flavors.

http://www.homesicktexan.com/2008/05/how-to-render-lard.html


7 posted on 01/26/2014 2:16:00 AM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: ansel12

We’re big fans of lard, butter, coconut oil, and olive oil. We try to eat a clean diet without processed foods. I make our bread, tortillas, stocks and broths, etc. We feel great since making the switch.


8 posted on 01/26/2014 3:13:21 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: goodwithagun

Do you think that source is accurate about the the homemade Lard?


9 posted on 01/26/2014 3:17:28 AM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: ansel12

Looks about right.


10 posted on 01/26/2014 3:34:13 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: old and tired

I do not allow my dogs to eat food with canola.


11 posted on 01/26/2014 3:43:34 AM PST by Salamander (Sleeping don't come very easy in a strait white vest.)
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To: old and tired

Absolutely correct. If you must use oil, make it either olive or coconut.


12 posted on 01/26/2014 3:47:10 AM PST by mazda77
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To: goodwithagun

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13 posted on 01/26/2014 3:48:15 AM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: old and tired
NOTHIN' like butter, and since I switched to olive oil about six months ago, I cam't even use the left over veggie oil to pop corn !

Used veggie for centuries, switched to canola after reading a couple of good things then switched to olive

I'll never switch again

14 posted on 01/26/2014 3:49:32 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Olog-hai

“Canola” is an invented word, for marketing purposes only. It’s rapeseed oil. And the stuff will kill you.

Lard, tallow, and butter is the way to go. You really don’t need anything else.


15 posted on 01/26/2014 3:53:24 AM PST by EternalVigilance (With God all things are possible.)
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To: EternalVigilance
Lard, tallow, and butter is the way to go. You really don’t need anything else.

I don't want to live in a world in which goose fat is merely optional.
16 posted on 01/26/2014 4:05:31 AM PST by jjsheridan5
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To: crazyhorse691
Canola oil has a distinct taste

Like soap.

I use corn oil for baking and olive oil for other cooking.

17 posted on 01/26/2014 4:14:20 AM PST by Tax-chick (I'm not interested in the sporting event.)
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To: EternalVigilance

http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/ConsumerAlert/Canola.aspx

Check the ingredients of your pet food, as well.

It’s everywhere.

I switched from Taste Of The Wild recently because it’s in the dog food.

It’s very hard to find dog food without it.


18 posted on 01/26/2014 4:15:53 AM PST by Salamander (Sleeping don't come very easy in a strait white vest.)
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To: Olog-hai

I started eating healthy this past summer; and by healthy, I mean no GMOs, stuff with minimum pesticide and wherever possible I use sugar instead of corn syrup.
It has really made a difference. I will admit that non-GMO ketchup was very difficult to find, but I eventually found some. There are two positives here. One, the food actually has flavor, and two, it doesn’t give intestinal problems. The only negative is that it costs about 1/3 more.


19 posted on 01/26/2014 4:16:49 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Democrats believe in a two-party system—the masters and the slaves.)
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To: jjsheridan5

I’m sure goose fat is very healthy.

:-)


20 posted on 01/26/2014 4:21:54 AM PST by EternalVigilance (With God all things are possible.)
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To: old and tired

“Canola oil is an artery clogger. I gave it up a year ago and my circulation began to improve within two months. Stick with coconut oil, olive oil and good old butter.”

Agreed. Trans fats are nasty too. I cook exclusively with olive oil and peanut oil when I need to take the temps higher. Coconut oil is a great substitute for shortening in baking.


21 posted on 01/26/2014 5:51:05 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: Olog-hai
Canola oil is derived from the seed of the unfortunately named rape plant. However, calling it "rape oil" would likely not be a terribly good marketing strategy. The name derives from the Latin for turnip, rāpa or rāpum, and is first recorded in English at the end of the 14th century.
22 posted on 01/26/2014 5:52:42 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: goodwithagun

The trouble with commercial lard is that it is usually hydrogenated, so it will store better. Unfortunately, as with ultra-pasteurized milk and cream that doesn’t need to be refrigerated until opened, hydrogenation is bad for you.

So if you use lard, it’s best if it is homemade, or pay a little extra to get the good stuff.


23 posted on 01/26/2014 5:58:26 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: mazda77
If you must use oil, make it either olive or coconut.

Do NOT be fooled by products you see hyping that they have olive oil. Like the mayonnaise with olive oil. Sure it has a little olive oil, but the rest is soybean oil... which is unfit for human consumption. Read your labels.

24 posted on 01/26/2014 6:36:31 AM PST by Rodamala
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25 posted on 01/26/2014 6:39:16 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: old and tired
Guess I need an education. I thought canola was the preferred oil. We use mostly EVOO but canola when higher temp or taste is involved.

I do remember the french fries cooked in lard, sigh

26 posted on 01/26/2014 6:40:16 AM PST by Vinnie
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

We don’t do hydrogenated, partially or otherwise. In addition to that, the commercial lards I’ve found also have BHT. I just make my own. Our farmer from which we buy meat and eggs usually throws the fat in for free because we’re good customers. He sometimes does the same with beef bones because I make my own stock.


27 posted on 01/26/2014 7:06:12 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Vinnie

I usually use olive oil for my baking and unless it’s something very delicate, I can’t tell a huge difference. Melted coconut oil has a lighter flavor as well.


28 posted on 01/26/2014 7:09:28 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I heard one time that the ‘can’ in canola was for Canada and that this was started in Canada.


29 posted on 01/26/2014 7:29:24 AM PST by BRK
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To: goodwithagun

I make popcorn with olive oil, butter and sea salt. Can’t get enough!


30 posted on 01/26/2014 7:31:23 AM PST by BRK
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To: goodwithagun

I did go as far as finding out what days the local supermarket butcher could give me the best quality pork fat for free, but I haven’t yet gotten around to making it.

Beans and rice have become a large part of my diet for economic reasons, and I do intend on looking into homemade lard to brighten up the beans.

I know that the store bought lard didn’t add much, but this homemade stuff sounds like a whole new ballgame.


31 posted on 01/26/2014 2:13:09 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: ansel12

For beans try bacon grease. It helps justify the cost of bacon.


32 posted on 01/26/2014 4:13:28 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Olog-hai

Every government decision benefits somebody, and usually it’s the one who pays the checks.


33 posted on 01/26/2014 4:15:13 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Tax-chick
I use corn oil for popcorn and all my cooking. The taste can not be beat...canola oil leaves a very bad after taste.
34 posted on 01/26/2014 11:19:24 PM PST by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: old and tired
You got that right it is made from grape seed

It is sad how many are so ignorant not knowing the different between Saturated fats

Big Fat Lies

Enjoy Eating Saturated Fats: They're Good for You. Donald W. Miller

35 posted on 01/27/2014 12:21:42 AM PST by restornu
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To: goodwithagun
Real Lard is hard to fine I loved it as kid my grandparents had a Hog farm and there would always be a slab of lard and used it at times like butter with pepper on toast.

The stuff in the stores is phony an is hydrogenated which is a transfat not a true Saturated fat like Lard.

Some think Crisco is Lard which it is not, it is made from Cotton seed oil this is the stuff that caused heart disease.

How to Render Lard: TheHealthyHomeEconomist

The Truth About Lard & Why You Should Use It

36 posted on 01/27/2014 12:44:09 AM PST by restornu
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To: crazyhorse691
Corn and safflower oil linked with increased risk of heart disease

These are oils that are extracted from seeds like Soybean, Cottonseed, Sunflower and a few others.

They were never available to humans until the 20th century, because we simply didn’t have the technology to extract them.

The way these oils are manufactured is very disgusting (see video) and it is mind-baffling that someone ever thought they would be suitable for human consumption.

It involves a harsh extraction process that includes bleaching, deodorizing and the highly toxic solvent hexane

These oils have made their way to all sorts of processed foods, including “healthy” salad dressings, butter replicates, mayonnaise, cookies and more.

37 posted on 01/27/2014 1:08:45 AM PST by restornu
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