The problem with most vegetable oils

The main solvent used for extracting oils by commercial vegetable and seed manufacturers is hexane.  The major problem with hexane is that it is a neurotoxin.  The article in this link is about a potentially greener, cleaner way to extract oil.

My solution has always been to avoid commercial oils and stick to  organic olive and sesame seed oils as well as extra virgin non refined coconut oil and organic butter or ghee.

The other major problem with most vegetable oils is that they become rancid very easily.  Keep your oils in the frig.

ScienceDaily (Mar. 30, 2010) — A Queen’s University chemistry professor has invented a special solvent that may make cooking oil production more environmentally friendly.

 Philip Jessop, Canada Research Chair in Green Chemistry, has created a solvent that — when combined with carbon dioxide — extracts oil from soybeans. Industries currently make cooking oils using hexane, a cheap, flammable solvent that is a neurotoxin and creates smog. The process also involves distillation, which uses large amounts of energy…..


via Chemistry discovery may revolutionize cooking oil production.


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