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So an african friend of mine said i can cook the Palm Oil u over the stove or on my grill for 30 -40 min depending on how much oil. i have 1.5 cups 15 minute.

Has anyone tried this.
I trust them since they use this all the time.
 

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What would be the purpose of this? And how would cooking it bleach it? Just curious.
 

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I don't understand how that would bleach the oil? Thats just melting and cooking it.
 

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Well She had cooked With orange palm dishes that come out clear. THe only thing she said if i cook it for a long time i woulld get a petro smell.

Dunno they use this all the time.


But i did a search and this is an image of what i found. So yes it does get lighter.

I will try today...
And hey Cant knock an Nigerian They practically live by Palm Oil ? so i doubt they would be fibbing. going to the African supermarket today and asking questions ...


I don't understand how that would bleach the oil? Thats just melting and cooking it.
bleached+palm+oil+for+ofada+stew+ayamase.jpg
 

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Could it be that the orange peel absorbs the particles in it? I know a folks that use orange peel and orange oil as a detox paste on the bottoms of their feet to pull out impurities.
 

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Okay, you're not talking about palm oil that we use most for soapmaking. Makes more sense. But why would you want to do the extra step. Another curiosity.
 

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Thats interesting, you'll have to let us know how it works. I have a jar of red palm that I'll never use again, it would be great if I could lighten it some.
 

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I've been super happy with theswirls I've been able to do using red and regular palm, and I want to try a gradient next. Why the red palm hate?
 

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I'm not a huge fan of the golden color and I really dislike the colored lather. I don't actually use palm anymore but I'd like to use what I have since I overpayed for my oil in a health food store.
 

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I'm with Obsidian. No hate just wondering why someone would want to bleach it (boil) but I also don't care for it. Beautiful soap though.
 

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I'm not a huge fan of the golden color and I really dislike the colored lather. I don't actually use palm anymore but I'd like to use what I have since I overpayed for my oil in a health food store.
So you have food grade red palm? You can use it for food - it's nutritious. It's beta carotene that makes it yellow! I no longer buy palm for any reason, but used the red palm half and half with butter in baked goods.
 

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No way am I eating that stuff, if I want beta carotene I'll eat a carrot.
 

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Because it ORANGE. I dont want orange soap all the time. and i would have to use to much TD.. The african stores here sell tons of Palm oil :)

Okay, you're not talking about palm oil that we use most for soapmaking. Makes more sense. But why would you want to do the extra step. Another curiosity.
 

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Because it ORANGE. I dont want orange soap all the time. and i would have to use to much TD.. The african stores here sell tons of Palm oil :)
Yes, I understand that it's orange. I've used it and didn't care for the color or bleeding. I guess I just didn't understand why someone wouldn't just purchase regular palm. Just too much work for me. Especially with the volume of soap I make. And I found it was more expensive. I was just curious.
 

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I guess i just like to experiment. and have time to waste :(.. I always like to do some things the long way. lol. Most of my cooking takes time. :( .. I a chefs daughter)
I am ordering 21 pounds of Palm oil from soaper choice.
I also wanted to find out To explain to my class. :) That this can be made lighter if they where in a pinch. Like I am today :)




Yes, I understand that it's orange. I've used it and didn't care for the color or bleeding. I guess I just didn't understand why someone wouldn't just purchase regular palm. Just too much work for me. Especially with the volume of soap I make. And I found it was more expensive. I was just curious.
 
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