Paleo Cookbook For Dummies
Book image
Explore Book Buy On Amazon

Fats and oils are only stable up to a certain cooking temperature; after that, they become damaged and can result in inflammation — a definite Paleo cooking no-no. Your Paleo fat’s/oil’s stability before cooking is crucial. If you cook an oil at a high heat, make sure your oil is stable enough to handle that temperature.

Here are some guidelines on oil stability; whatever oil you choose, buy organic, if it’s available.

  • Very stable oils for hot uses

    • Bacon fat (lard)

    • Chicken fat (schmaltz)

    • Coconut oil

    • Duck fat

    • Ghee

    • Grass-fed butter

    • Lamb fat

    • Tallow (beef fat)

  • Moderately stable for very low temperatures (best purchased extra-virgin and cold-pressed and used with no heat)

    • Avocado oil

    • Flaxseed oil

    • Macadamia nut oil

    • Olive oil

    • Walnut oil

About This Article

This article is from the book:

About the book author:

Dr. Kellyann Petrucci is the coauthor of the health and lifestyle books Living Paleo For Dummies and Boosting Your Immunity For Dummies. She also created the successful kids' health and wellness program Superkids Wellness and the Paleo door-to-door home delivery food service Living Paleo Foods.

This article can be found in the category: