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2009/07/30 01:23:05 (permalink)
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healthiest Oil?

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So, I can cook, but I am not in great knowledge of nutrition

I am looking at marinading some chicken, fish mainly to preserve as I have limited freezer space!

So want to marinade in oil and other flavourings as this can significantly improve shelf life!

So wanted to ask, while trying to lose fat, which oils are best, lowest in cals or sat fats or anyhing I need to know?

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    Re:healthiest Oil? 2009/07/30 08:28:51 (permalink)
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    I've personally never come across using a marinade as a specific preservation technique, not with oil anyway. Something like honey would create a good antibacterial barrier, or good old fashioned salting (just remember to soak it out a few times) would also happily do the job.

    If you were to use an oil, and it's likely to get warm/aired, I would coat with a good coconut oil. Firstly it won't go rancid being sat around, and secondly it's also got antimicrobial activity.

    Fat burning is affected most by omega 3>omega6>monos>sats.

    All oils carry 9kcals per gram. MCTs from the likes of coconut oil, or lesser extent butter, are metabolised extremely efficiently and can't themselves be laid down as fat.

    Sat fats should be eaten away from refined carbohydrates, beyond that, they are not the devil.
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    Re:healthiest Oil? 2009/07/30 14:09:10 (permalink)
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    Hi mate

    cheers for the reply

    I am a chef, I know that if food is covered by oil it is a presvervation technique, as lack of oxygen, kept in fridge ofcourse lol

    I know what you mean about the salt, but wouldnt fancy using this for chicken/fish..

    I know when marinading most people use olive oil, but have read good things bout coconut oil too, so thanks for the reply!

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    Re:healthiest Oil? 2009/07/30 16:36:57 (permalink)
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    Olive oil in a fridge would be an ok idea, high in monounsaturates, so wouldn't oxidise badly. Oxygen does dissolve in oil though - I've unfortunately not found a decent reference for easy comparions.

    Protection against bacterial growth would still be my highest consideration in any preservation situation, so an antimicrobial environment would still be higher on my list.
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    Re:healthiest Oil? 2009/07/30 19:07:47 (permalink)
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    ok mate cheers, will be this i mind!

    When I say preserve, I dont mean months on end just for reference, I do mean a few more days than usual, 3-4 days I would hazard an educated guess...

    for example we used to marinade steaks in oil, (completely covered) with some herbs, garlic etc, for around 6 days rather than having to throw after 3 days

    cheers again!
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    Re:healthiest Oil? 2009/08/04 01:29:29 (permalink)
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    sorry guys, can I just bump this...

    anyone know more about cals/which oil is considered "healthy" reason I ask is I cna get cheap chicken/fish but have harldy any freezer space, so would like to marinade etc

    but want the best oil to use, nutritionally...
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