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by 2626 · about 9 hours ago

A very common paleo claim is that mainstream vegetable oils are inevitably rancid (or at least so commonly rancid that they're dangerous to eat). There's also much speculation about the oxidation of omega-3s. Can anyone point me to empirical... (more)

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thhq 0 · January 06, 2014 at 11:54 AM

A few years ago I was looking for inexpensive replacements for paraffin used to make agricultural wet pack boxes. Waxes made by hydrogenating vegetable oils were marginally acceptable (more dense and brittle than paraffin), waxes made from... (more)

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by 2626 · about 10 hours ago

Oxidized fat seems like a bit of a bogeyman. We claim that way before you can taste or smell rancidity, innocent-looking fats are becoming toxic -- and the healthiest ones become the worst. People worry over their cooking techniques, their oil... (more)

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thhq 0 · March 29, 2013 at 6:35 PM

When I read this, iodine came to mind, so you might want to google iodine value. It's a stronger oxidant than peroxide, and is the standard test for a fat's degree of saturation. I don't know about it being useful for measuring rancidity. Still,... (more)

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by 1774 · about 11 hours ago

Hey everyone - I hope someone here hear can answer this 2 part question for me :-) 1) How does the gluten protein survive high heat surfaces such as the grill? From what i understand, a protein's activity is based on their structural... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · September 02, 2011 at 3:45 PM

I don't think MSG is a problem except for the fact it induces overeating through hyperpalatibility. We have discussed the odious Dr. Blaylock here before, who peddles fringe alarmism and supplements to fix the alarmist issues. Needless to say,... (more)

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by 393 · October 28, 2014 at 3:10 AM

I intend to use eggshells to make my own calcium supplement. I read somewhere that eggshells submerged in acetic acid yield calcium acetate. Is this true? And if so, would submerging them in lemon juice eventually yield calcium citrate?

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Adam_Crafter 0 · March 08, 2011 at 8:03 PM

You can add them to a working Bone Broth with a bit of Vinegar, and the calcium you seek will go into the soup that you drink.

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