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Tesco Pure Sunflower / Vegetable Cooking Oil 5 Litre £3.50 @ Tesco
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Tesco Pure Sunflower / Vegetable Cooking Oil 5 Litre £3.50 @ Tesco

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Posted 4th Sep 2018
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Thanks for the heads-up, 'abombolo', appreciated. 70p a litre for the golden nectar of propulsion. At 70p a litre, it's 52% of the typical pump price for diesel. I'm in!! Again, many thanks.
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Great price op
Thanks for the heads-up, 'abombolo', appreciated. 70p a litre for the golden nectar of propulsion. At 70p a litre, it's 52% of the typical pump price for diesel. I'm in!! Again, many thanks.
Sadly our diesel is not old enough to run on veg oil
70p per litre for rapeseed oil is a great deal but 5 litres would last us about 3 years. I doubt it expires as per dates on the containers.
I always find this brand stink a bit when hot
Especially if u have a deep fat fryer. Lidl one I prefer but good price
Rapeseed is better than sunflower. I bought 2 for £5 of these from Tesco but can not finish as i use very little oil .
Edited by: "sam_of_london" 5th Sep 2018
Tesco don't sell these 5L at the Leyland extra store, shame, the fuel light has just come on in my Passat.
I don't think Tescos sunflower is good. It got all gelled up when I bought it few months ago. Won't be buying again. It's like it wasn't pure or something. Unless people think sunflower oil should gel up in summer??
I used tesco veg oil in my old mondeo, it ran well for 6 months (spring - autumn) the fuel pipes got clogged with a jelly goo that helped it die. I think it needs paraffin or petrol to thin it down? Loved the smell stood in traffic! Good price op!
Edited by: "sadact06" 4th Sep 2018
m1chaels14 h, 44 m ago

Sadly our diesel is not old enough to run on veg oil


My m8 used to do that, used to smell like chippy van
Hope ktc (asda) do the same deal.
This stuff is tragically bad for you. For the love of all that is holy, invest in a little extra virgin olive oil. It is the most basic food science that this stuff kills you.
robbarraclough1813 h, 45 m ago

Tesco don't sell these 5L at the Leyland extra store, shame, the fuel …Tesco don't sell these 5L at the Leyland extra store, shame, the fuel light has just come on in my Passat.


Yes they do
robbarraclough184th Sep 2018

Tesco don't sell these 5L at the Leyland extra store, shame, the fuel …Tesco don't sell these 5L at the Leyland extra store, shame, the fuel light has just come on in my Passat.


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DatAlbino1 h, 41 m ago

This stuff is tragically bad for you. For the love of all that is holy, …This stuff is tragically bad for you. For the love of all that is holy, invest in a little extra virgin olive oil. It is the most basic food science that this stuff kills you.


Yup this is highly processed, pay a bit more and use olive oil, coconut oil or avocado Oil.
sam_of_london19 h, 13 m ago

Rapeseed is better than sunflower. I bought 2 for £5 of these from Tesco …Rapeseed is better than sunflower. I bought 2 for £5 of these from Tesco but can not finish as i use very little oil .


All seed oils are highly processed. Not good for you in any way
cavinh05/09/2018 11:48

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No it wouldn't my friend. Stick to Olive, avocado and coconut oil. Vegetable and seed oils kills you. Fact.
DatAlbino4 m ago

No it wouldn't my friend. Stick to Olive, avocado and coconut oil. …No it wouldn't my friend. Stick to Olive, avocado and coconut oil. Vegetable and seed oils kills you. Fact.


Thanks for the heads up old comment deleted
DatAlbino05/09/2018 10:47

This stuff is tragically bad for you. For the love of all that is holy, …This stuff is tragically bad for you. For the love of all that is holy, invest in a little extra virgin olive oil. It is the most basic food science that this stuff kills you.


Utter nonsense! You shouldn't heat extra virgin olive oil
chocci5 m ago

Utter nonsense! You shouldn't heat extra virgin olive oil


That's ridiculous, olive oil doesn't have a crazy high smoke point no but out of the commercially cheap oils it is by far, head and shoulders, above the seed and veg oils.

Only surpassed by avocado oil, coconut oil, and perhaps high quality grass fed butter (debatable)

These oils will kill you kids. Common fact.
Cheep as chips
robbarraclough1816 h, 42 m ago

Tesco don't sell these 5L at the Leyland extra store, shame, the fuel …Tesco don't sell these 5L at the Leyland extra store, shame, the fuel light has just come on in my Passat.


that saves me a trip mate
A lot of 'black and white' arguments being thrown about here, whereas the truth of the matter always lies somewhere in between. I studied chemistry and worked in food industry for a few years before jumping ship to aviation.

This stuff will not kill you if used (like everything else) in moderation. You do know most margarines contain oil just like this along with most biscuits and other snacks many enjoy.

Choose the right fat for the particular job.

Personally I use ghee, butter and a tbsp or so of sunflower oil. Occasionally a bit of EVOO for salads/dipping.

Olive Oil stinks when used in certain recipes and does not have a high enough smoke point for many meals.

As for coconut oil:
goo.gl/QBV1r6

And Avocado oil has its potential dangers too:
goo.gl/w9bnK2

Just trying to highlight that there is an argument for/against every food group and it does not help the public at all.

Stick to a balanced diet, go easy on the alcohol and some meats, and get a bit of exercise in AND ENJOY LIFE!
sadact0604/09/2018 22:58

I used tesco veg oil in my old mondeo, it ran well for 6 months (spring - …I used tesco veg oil in my old mondeo, it ran well for 6 months (spring - autumn) the fuel pipes got clogged with a jelly goo that helped it die.


With the symptoms that you describe, there are two issues at play. Assuming the vehicle is suitable for use with vegetable oil:
(1) Using vegetable oil (in any percentage mix) in an ageing diesel vehicle has the effect of freeing up historical petro-based 'gunge deposits' in the fuel pipes. Those deposits are/were happy to stay clinging to the insides of the tank/pipes when continuing to use diesel fuel. BUT, after a few weeks/months of using vegetable oil, it's the vegetable oil that frees-up/scours those petro-based gunge deposits, and they then flow, and get stick in, the fuel system ports/orifices (including the pipes themselves). That leads to blocked pipes, and worse. It has happened to me.
(2) Prolonged, constant use of vegetable oil will lead to vegetable-based gums forming in the tank, pipes and diesel pump (think of an old frying pan, where the vegetable oil has never been fully cleaned from its surface). Thinning down the tank's vegetable oil with a small percentage of petrol helps deter bacterial growth in the tank, and helps winter/cold starts, but 'fuel system gumming' will still occur. The best course of action is to use one full tank of diesel for every three or four full tanks of vegetable oil. That way, the regular tank of diesel will clean the system through before any significant gumming builds up.
I have just found this oil in the Leyland extra store but it isn't with the other oils it is opposite the fresh bread on the end of an isle, this is fore you joeseager.
123sonny12322 h, 7 m ago

A lot of 'black and white' arguments being thrown about here, whereas the …A lot of 'black and white' arguments being thrown about here, whereas the truth of the matter always lies somewhere in between. I studied chemistry and worked in food industry for a few years before jumping ship to aviation. This stuff will not kill you if used (like everything else) in moderation. You do know most margarines contain oil just like this along with most biscuits and other snacks many enjoy.Choose the right fat for the particular job. Personally I use ghee, butter and a tbsp or so of sunflower oil. Occasionally a bit of EVOO for salads/dipping.Olive Oil stinks when used in certain recipes and does not have a high enough smoke point for many meals. As for coconut oil:https://goo.gl/QBV1r6And Avocado oil has its potential dangers too:https://goo.gl/w9bnK2Just trying to highlight that there is an argument for/against every food group and it does not help the public at all.Stick to a balanced diet, go easy on the alcohol and some meats, and get a bit of exercise in AND ENJOY LIFE!


I appreciate that you come from a food industry, but my brother is a nutritionist and my best friend is a chemical researcher for a leading food company, and also the links you posted have been slammed by leading specialists in the field of cardiology.See here RE: coconut oil

The main form of oil in this is MCT which can be brought separately from health food stores and is scientifically proven to be the best saturated fat for our bodies. Closely followed by lauric acid which is again, you guessed it, in said oils.

Sunflower oil is extracted using the same chemicals used in leather, shoes and roofing. It is terrible for you and while in moderation won't directly kill, is a direct link to heart issues, cholesterol problems, and there are studies now into what the production process itself does to us too. If it isn't coming out naturally, we shouldn't be forcing the oil out.

Funny you should mention Cancer too, as if you look into what cancer actually needs to live, it is not fat or oil but carbs. It lives off the carbs (glucose) in our system, so an anti-cancer effect would be actually eating MORE fat, good quality meat, and limiting those biscuits you mentioned. (Perhaps biased coming from a ketogenic dieter, but I've lost 8kg in a month and feel awesome so..)

Agree on your points about booze and exercise, always vital to keep fit. Also super agree on your choice to use Ghee and butter, but I would lose the sunflower and use coconut or avocado, or olive if you can't afford those, cos they are pricier. And as always, this is intended purely for debate and not for insult.
Thanks for the info. Love to hear other opinions.

'Experts' are always slamming other people's research...often whoever's got the bigger backer ($$$) wins. And these people paying for the research have a vested interest.

For e.g most avocado positive research has been paid for by the Hass Avocado Group of suppliers! Not necessarily meaning it's not true, but harder for me to buy into it when the people who want to sell you something are paying for research to prove it's good for you. Just look at the cock-up with Diesel cars...

Lack of physical work must also have an impact. My grandparents would eat more sugary (home-made) snacks and plenty of bread and dairy, but they lived a ripe old age with no significant health issues. Grandfather was a railroad worker and grandma was a housewife with no dishwasher, washing machine etc. They used sunflower and cottonseed oils with no ill effects - maybe it was produced differently? It certainly wasn't as cheap as it is now.

I really can't stand the taste of coconut oil in my recipes requiring a fair bit of heat.

Avocado oil I have not tried.
UPDATE:
Just looked at the price of Avocado Oil! £3 per 100ml. No chance! I will take the risk of living without it - i'm sure I will be fine! I may switch back to groundnut oil instead of sunflower. I am not concerned about the cholesterol issues surrounding groundnut (peanut) oil as I get enough 'good' cholesterol and look after my self in general.

My preference is to rather eat an avocado (whole fruit benefits) than the oil. Same with EVOO - rather eat olives (whole fruit benefits). I cut down drastically on EVOO (been 2 years) and I don't notice any changes to be honest. Speaking of whole foods, I received this link earlier today...

nomeatathlete.com/oil/

Not had a chance to go through but a couple of other articles of his were interesting.
Edited by: "123sonny123" 7th Sep 2018
AnthHether0015th Sep

With the symptoms that you describe, there are two issues at play. …With the symptoms that you describe, there are two issues at play. Assuming the vehicle is suitable for use with vegetable oil:(1) Using vegetable oil (in any percentage mix) in an ageing diesel vehicle has the effect of freeing up historical petro-based 'gunge deposits' in the fuel pipes. Those deposits are/were happy to stay clinging to the insides of the tank/pipes when continuing to use diesel fuel. BUT, after a few weeks/months of using vegetable oil, it's the vegetable oil that frees-up/scours those petro-based gunge deposits, and they then flow, and get stick in, the fuel system ports/orifices (including the pipes themselves). That leads to blocked pipes, and worse. It has happened to me.(2) Prolonged, constant use of vegetable oil will lead to vegetable-based gums forming in the tank, pipes and diesel pump (think of an old frying pan, where the vegetable oil has never been fully cleaned from its surface). Thinning down the tank's vegetable oil with a small percentage of petrol helps deter bacterial growth in the tank, and helps winter/cold starts, but 'fuel system gumming' will still occur. The best course of action is to use one full tank of diesel for every three or four full tanks of vegetable oil. That way, the regular tank of diesel will clean the system through before any significant gumming builds up.


Can you please explain how to go about to use normal oil in my car? As this the first time I've ever heard of it and it's quit interesting Topic to me. Many thanks in advance m8.
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