Looking for a good online resource to purchase oils (coconut, olive, avocado, etc.). In my area these oils are insanely expensive, well, olive oil's not too bad, but I'm not sure of the cheap stuff's quality. Pretty much what I'm looking is a decent quality/volume per dollar ratio. The only place to get coconut oil around here is Healthy Life Market or maybe the Healthy Living Section at Kroger.
Try Tropical Traditions for coconut oil. They also have a lot of products based on it that we use: deodorant, toothpaste (glycerine and fluoride-free), hand soap, and so forth.
If you're looking for cooking fats, lard and tallow can't be beat. You can buy the unrendered fat from almost any butcher and render it in the oven or in a crockpot:
I also keep the fat from browned ground beef, bacon, and baked chicken and use it for cooking eggs or meat.
Just avoid the shelf-stable lard you find in the supermarket; it's full of trans fats.
Can you maybe expand why you can't spend quite a bit on oil? Are you going to be using it a lot?
As far as I'm concerned I use homemade ghee for all the frying I might do. Olive oil I'd only use in salads, avocado as well (never bought it).
If you don't like butter, have you considered palm oil? It's very cheap compared to coconut oil where I live, but contains 10% linoleic fats. Make sure to get the red one, as the clear one has been processed industrially, and even hydrogenated. Palm kernel oil I haven't seen here, but contains less linoleic fats than palm oil.
Butter contains by far the least linoleic acid, but I'm not sure whether the sat fats could be defined more healthy in coconuts.
US Wellness Meats is a great source for grassfed beef tallow. I just got 36 pounds of it on sale for $85 (regularly $100--still an amazing deal)! I've cooked with butter, ghee, coconut oil, olive oil, and palm oil, but I think this is my new favorite, as it's super saturated (i.e. heat-stable), has a great flavor, and needs very little heat to get things cooking.
Coconut oil is available from www.vitaminshoppe.com . They have several different brands and sizes. The online store has much better prices than the "bricks and mortar" version. They have free shipping on US orders over $100.
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