heating coconut oil

What oil? Which vinegar? What about sugar?
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heating coconut oil

Postby rafaelo » Fri 01 Dec 2006 22:42

gets all clumpy during the winter. is it ok to heat it?
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Postby RRM » Sun 03 Dec 2006 19:24

Making it a bit warmer? Yes.
(no cooking, of course)
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Postby avalon » Mon 04 Dec 2006 14:54

From what I've heard, as far as coconut oil is concerned, even hot coconut oil isn't damaged like 'cooking' damages other oils and foods.

http://www.mercola.com/2003/oct/15/cooking_oil.htm

So even heating it a little more than 'warm' should be okay, no?

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Postby rischott » Mon 04 Dec 2006 15:41

I bring water almost to a boil. Turn off the heat. Put the jar of coconut oil in the warm/hot water. Only needs to be in there less than a minute.
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Postby avalon » Mon 04 Dec 2006 23:38

Just a thought...

Is there a warmer thingy, like using a crock pot( bottle inside) or something that could stay on low, for the winter months to keep the oil liquid? Like leaving it in the oven with the light on? Shouldn't be too hard to build something with a bulb that would heat the oil for such needs.
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Postby RRM » Tue 05 Dec 2006 12:30

avalon wrote:as far as coconut oil is concerned, even hot coconut oil isn't damaged like 'cooking' damages other oils and foods. ...
So even heating it a little more than 'warm' should be okay, no?
Cooking will certainly damage some fats in coconut oil, but yes, the fats in coconut oil are less susceptible to heat than other fats.

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