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Water Buffalo

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  1. Hello all and Happy New Year! I hear palm oil getting a bad rap. Even my partner says it's the worst (because its cheap here in Thailand). She insists we use the slightly more expensive soi bean oil at home becuase it "not as bad". However, for her resraurant she uses the cheap palm oil. After doing a bit of research, I found an article from Dr. Ben Kim who claims it's the 2nd best oil to use for cooking (after coconut oil). He claims that when choosing a cooking oil, we should choose one that remains most stable when exposed to heat. By his calculation they go in this order: Coconut Palm Olive Avocado Peanut Sesame Canola Corn, Sunflower, Safflower, and Cottonseed Hemp and Flaxseed Grapeseed Here's the link to the article: http://drbenkim.com/articles-oils.html He also further explains fats and oils in this article http://drbenkim.com/articles-lipid.html Here he states, "If you must cook with vegetable oils other than coconut or red palm, the order of preference is olive, peanut, and sesame." So why does palm oil get such a bad rap? Just cos its cheap and therefor assumed bad? Here's a pic below of the palm oil we buy. It claims, "zero cholesterol and no trans fats" on the bottle - which surprised me. I am interested to hear your thoughts, also regarding soi bean oil commonly used in Thailand, which some people seem to think is healthier, perhaps because it costs more.
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