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Dee,

On the Spectrum Naturals virgin organic expeller pressed coconut oil, the lable says, the maximum temperature use is 280 degrees.  I can only stir fry, make my pancakes or tortillas.  How do you bake with that coconut oil, the average baking temperatures are 350 degrees?


Zachary


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I wear many hats and am not always able to answer every question in a timely manner.  I get to the questions as time permits.

As for temperatures listed on bottles, I would never go by that.  The best general rule is to know that most nutrients in oils get burned up by heating above 200-250 degrees.  The one exeption is extra virgin coconut oil, which can be heated on the stovetop to 350 degrees and up to 400 degrees in the oven.

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As I understand it, you don't need to worry about baking temperature exceeding the limit for coconut oil.  If, for example, you baked a zucchini bread in the oven at 350 degrees for one hour, the temperature of the ingredients in your bread will only be 212 degrees due to the water content.   The temperature won't rise until all the water has cooked out.  At that point, you probably don't want to eat the bread anyway. 
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you are correct.  Water cools the oil when baking.  This can also be applied when cooking on the stovetop.  Add a little water to the pan first, then add oil.  This way the water keeps the temperature of the water cooler than if the oil were directly touching the hot pan.


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