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Posted by: Curious, Sunday, September 2, 2007, 6:13am
I got some "Pure organic virgin red palm oil" and I wonder whether it is a good oil for O's. It contains lots of carotenoids, lycopene, tocopherols, tocotrienols and coenzymeQ10 so it sounds quite healty. I tried it today for the first time and I like its 'woody' taste. Does anyone have any experience with palm oil?
Posted by: italybound, Sunday, September 2, 2007, 11:48am; Reply: 1
I seem to remember it being an avoid, but wouldnt swear to that. someone else will know for sure.  ;)  sounds good, but as we know, that means nothing LOL
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Sunday, September 2, 2007, 11:53am; Reply: 2
It is untested
- and I think it is crucial to get the red virgin oil tested as well as the commercial highly processed version.
I would avoid the latter like the plague and be very carefull with the first ( red virgin variety)
Posted by: Don, Sunday, September 2, 2007, 4:02pm; Reply: 3
I suggest you read: Ask Doctor D'Adamo - Coconut Oil
Posted by: Beouemom, Sunday, September 2, 2007, 8:14pm; Reply: 4
    We used to live in Liberia and Ivory Coast West Africa.  We lived in a remote village and one of the staples of the area was a dish called Palm butter.  It is made from palm nuts and then has some spices added to it along with onion or eggplant or pumpkin or mushrooms, etc. Even one called bitter root.  Hot pepper was added too. They usually added some kind of meat.   I like beef or chicken in mine but they had monkey, snake, snail, fish, bush hog, gazelle and deer meat to name a few in theirs.  They served it over country rice that they grew on the dry land rice farms.  The local people describe it as sweet.  Just an expression.  Some people like it VERY hot and some just mildly hot.     I do not know if it is ok for blood type.   Here is the US we buy it in a can and make Palm butter for friends who want to taste it and know what Palm butter tastes like. We usually make it at Christmas when we are all together as a family. I know it is very oily. I would like to know how it tests out too.
     A by-product of the palm butter is red oil.  We make greens with the red oil and serve that over rice.   Pretty yummy with some pepper along with chicken, fish or beef in it.  
    When our son got married last year we cooked all African dishes for the rehearsal dinner.  Lots of work but everyone liked it.  
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, September 2, 2007, 9:17pm; Reply: 5
perhaps it is just a non secretor O neutral.

can be done with ghee or compliant ingredients, too.
Posted by: Curious, Monday, September 3, 2007, 5:51am; Reply: 6
Thanks for the link, Don. Interesting about the lauric acid - I have virgin coconut oil which says that it has up to 57 % lauric acid (the coconuts were fermented). I have not used it since I went on the 0-Diet since it is classified as 'avoid'.
Your receipe sounds great, Beouemom. I visited friends in Liberia a long time ago (must have been in 1982) and vividly remember the palm oil (I even took a bottle home with me to Germany where I lived at that time). I can't remember Palm butter though.
Lola, let's hope that you are right and it is a non secretor 0 neutral. I'll observe whether I feel any bad effects when I use it, but I'll try to use it only occasionally. Thanks for the receipe-site, the dishes sound delicious.
By the way, I love this website!  :) Curious
Posted by: Lola, Monday, September 3, 2007, 3:48pm; Reply: 7

I do not make up the food values!   lol
coconut oil is a non secretor O neutral.
have you done your testing?
Posted by: Curious, Monday, September 3, 2007, 11:37pm; Reply: 8
Thanks Lola,
Yes, I have done the testing - sent it off this morning. It took a while to find out who does the testing in Australia. I should have my results in 2 weeks.  :) Curious
Posted by: Lola, Monday, September 3, 2007, 11:42pm; Reply: 9
well just stay put before you go buy or try the oil!
Posted by: 129 (Guest), Tuesday, September 4, 2007, 1:18am; Reply: 10
Ooo.. you can send things off to be tested?  Any hints on where in the US that might be? I couldn't figure out the vegatester site, even with my elementary german knowledge. :-(

Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, September 4, 2007, 1:20am; Reply: 11
tests like secretor status, yes.
want a link?
it s in the BT store.....
Posted by: 129 (Guest), Tuesday, September 4, 2007, 1:25am; Reply: 12
Oh.. no, I've seen those.. I was asking about sending food items off for lectin testing by type.  I have lots of "strange" things in my cabinet that I won't eat at the moment because they aren't in the lectin database or the food lists.  :-(  I think I misread the post from - curious - as being about sending food items off.. not secretor status testing.. I should read more carefully before I get all excited!

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