I hadn’t even noticed that and I’m the one who posted it That explains why you commented on it
I… am a little confused now about MCT and SFA and and and … ok probably about more than that.
I’m getting some tallow real soon (friend is buying me some and having it sent to me, yay! since I’m stupidly poor right now) and I have heard it’s not the greatest flavor… but I recall McD used to make their french fries in tallow and it was delicious. So, not sure what to make of that.
I would be interested in a research study that compares french fries in tallow vs. whatever McD uses now. I’m willing to bet there is a major health difference despite it being high carb.
The anti-meat anti-fat puritans caused McD (and everyone else) to make that shift. Probably contributed to the wreckage of national health esp. as fast food was exploding in quantity intake.
Trivia as I sort through searches on my questions above:
Shea butter is edible and is used in food preparation in some African countries. Occasionally, shea butter is mixed with other oils as a substitute for cocoa butter, although the taste is noticeably different.
Unrefined shea butter is an all-natural, vegan-friendly butter and lard substitute that can be used in baked goods – or just spread on toast.
some chocolate makers use shea butter instead of or alongside cocoa butter as an ingredient in their products to make their chocolate creamier and to give it a rich taste.
Stir fry dishes are given more flavor and a richer taste when cooked in shea butter. Another popular way to eat it is to put a tablespoon or so of shea butter into a smoothie. This will help make your smoothie creamy and give it a boost of antioxidants and healthy essential fatty acids
the last two are from someone selling the stuff, fwiw
I think shea butter must taste gross because extensive searching finds not a single food recipe, merely a couple that suggest that you could add some in a blend to cocoa butter but that it tastes very ‘different.’
However the search, by sheer accident it seems (or people named Shea!) did find me nice recipes for Low Carb Hot Chocolate, Low Carb White Chocolate Butter Pecan Fat Bombs, Low Carb Milk Chocolate Bar, and Keto Alfredo. None of which have shea butter. None of which except the alfredo qualify as ‘food’ in my book, but that doesn’t mean they wouldn’t be delicious!
I love the internet. The patronizing filters/bias of the search engines now and corporate sites having most the power in them has reduced this a lot from the old days I admit, but I have always appreciated the ability of the web to have me go out searching for something totally obscure (refinishing wood) and end up reading poems about someone’s cat. It’s like an external version of the free-association my brain does naturally.