DailyDirt: Bacon Tastes Good. Pork Chops Taste Goood.

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Pork is one of the most commonly consumed meats worldwide. Interestingly, even though it was marketed as the "other white meat" (that slogan was retired in 2011), the USDA always referred to pork as a "red meat" on its website. Here are just a few more fascinating tidbits on pig products. By the way, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.


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    AG Wright (profile), Feb 3rd, 2012 @ 5:10pm

    Lard

    Somehow the benefits of eating a saturated fat with all of the penalties involved with that diet just donít seem to appeal when canola oil is so cheap.

     

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      TwentyTwo (profile), Feb 3rd, 2012 @ 6:37pm

      Re: Lard

      Given the small amounts used in everyday cooking, spending a little more to get much healthier cooking fats (coconut oil, ghee, lard) is one of the smartest and cheapest ways to start eating healthier. You're right that price is a driving factor of cooking oils, but the high amounts of terrible fats combined with the low oxidization point make canola a terrible cooking fat.

       

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        Anonymous Coward, Feb 3rd, 2012 @ 6:55pm

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        I'm not even convinced they are more expensive after you factor in the reduced quantity needed. I find I need less then half as much grapeseed oil then I did canola, and just half that when using coconut oil (my latest discovery). Plus it turns out coconut oil is not just 'less bad', it's outright good for you.

        I've been using grape seed oil for barbeque sauces, marinades, and vinaigrettes for years now, and the price is far from crippling. Of course, now that I've said that the price will double... :/

         

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        Anonymous Coward, Feb 3rd, 2012 @ 9:56pm

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        ...or just don't use fats at all, the Biosphere 2 project was a failure but one thing that came out of it, was the diet paper that was a success.

        Quote:
        They consumed the same low-calorie, nutrient-dense diet which Roy Walford had extensively studied in his research on extending lifespan through diet. [13] Medical markers indicated the health of the crew during the two years was excellent. Strikingly, they showed the same improvement in health indices such as lowering of blood cholesterol, blood pressure, enhancement of immune system. They lost an average of 16% of their pre-entry body weight before stabilizing and regaining some weight during their second year.[14] Subsequent studies showed that the biospherians' metabolism became more efficient at extracting nutrients from their food as an adaptation to the low-calorie, high nutrient diet.[15]

        Source: Wikipedia: Biosphere 2

        They cooked for 2 years without oil, they didn't had any at all.

         

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        Anonymous Coward, Feb 3rd, 2012 @ 10:15pm

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        Also eliminating fat can as hinted in the UK NewCastle study reverse and or prevent type II diabetes.

        http://www.ncl.ac.uk/biomedicine/news/newsitem.htm?id=diet-reverses-type-2-diabetes

        And atherosclerosis.
        www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/atherosclerosis/

        Vox Populi, atherosclerosis is a zit inside the human plumbing if it explodes inside you in a vein(blood vessel that brings blood) you have a heart attack. It is an inflammatory process that is linked to fat(cholesterol), if it grows it blocks and reduces blood flow or reduces the flow of where it is growing it can be in other places like in the case a zit appears in the pumbling of the kidneys is called renal atherosclerosis.

        http://www.stockmedicalart.com/medicalartlibrary/atherosclerosis-renal.html

        Y ou will noticed if patches of dark skin start to appear in your body specially on your chest.

        Renal insufficiency and atherosclerosis in type 2 diabetes mellitus - Diabetes

        Youtube: MEDICAL - How cholesterol clogs your arteries (atherosclerosis)

         

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      The Devil's Coachman (profile), Feb 3rd, 2012 @ 7:48pm

      Re: Lard

      What penalties? Do you get fined? Imprisoned? If I had a choice between frying eggs in canola oil and frying them in bacon fat, I think canola would come in a distant third. Pork fat rules! Now I need to go out and buy some lard. And maybe some beef tallow. Yeah, baby!

       

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      Pixelation, Feb 3rd, 2012 @ 10:20pm

      Re: Lard

      Somehow the benefits of eating Canola oil with its lack of flavor just don't seem to appeal when bacon fat is sooo tasty.

      Live a little longer, MAYBE, or enjoy my life...

       

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 3rd, 2012 @ 9:48pm

    This reminds me of the videos I saw yesterday.

    Making casein:
    How to Make Plastic -easy

    Making bioplastic from starch, vinegar, glycerin(plasticizer) and water:
    Home Made Plastic

    Homemade plastic extrusion system:
    Homemade Plastic Extrusion System

    iModela, which can carve a piece of plastic, you make the plastic block and put it in there tada!
    iModela_Roland_Howto iModela3.0

    Not to mention that lard is good for making soap.
    How to make: Old Fashioned Lard Soap - Hot Process Method

    How to make lye with electrolyze:
    How to make sodium hydroxide (lye) at home

    There was this one video showing how to use gelatin to create a osmotic membrane to produce lye. Those filters generally cost tens of thousands of dollars and there was this guy showing how to do it for just a few bucks, now that is innovative thinking.

     

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