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peanut oil
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Jack Campin
2013-12-18 18:34:27 UTC
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Why has peanut (groundnut) oil suddenly got harder to buy and more
expensive when you can buy it?

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Geoff Pearson
2013-12-20 11:07:44 UTC
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Why has peanut (groundnut) oil suddenly got harder to buy and more
expensive when you can buy it?
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what do you do with it?
Sam Wilson
2013-12-20 11:34:44 UTC
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Why has peanut (groundnut) oil suddenly got harder to buy and more
expensive when you can buy it?
what do you do with it?
Presumably he lubricates his peanuts.

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Derek F
2014-05-26 20:15:46 UTC
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Why has peanut (groundnut) oil suddenly got harder to buy and more
expensive when you can buy it?
what do you do with it?
Presumably he lubricates his peanuts.
Sam
American friend rubs it into his arthritic joints. His family have used
it for generations.
Derek
Jack Campin
2014-05-27 00:55:34 UTC
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Post by Jack Campin
Why has peanut (groundnut) oil suddenly got harder to buy
and more expensive when you can buy it?
what do you do with it?
Presumably he lubricates his peanuts.
American friend rubs it into his arthritic joints. His family
have used it for generations.
Makes a lot of sense. It's very high in omega-3.

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Sam Wilson
2014-05-27 09:07:43 UTC
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Post by Jack Campin
Why has peanut (groundnut) oil suddenly got harder to buy
and more expensive when you can buy it?
what do you do with it?
Presumably he lubricates his peanuts.
American friend rubs it into his arthritic joints. His family
have used it for generations.
Makes a lot of sense. It's very high in omega-3.
And omega-3 is effective when applied transcutaneously?

Sam
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The Real Doctor
2014-05-30 21:25:29 UTC
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And omega-3 is effective when applied transcutaneously?
Presumably there's a lot of it in snake oil too.

Ian
Jack Campin
2014-05-30 23:12:45 UTC
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And omega-3 is effective when applied transcutaneously?
Presumably there's a lot of it in snake oil too.
As a matter of fact there is, given the right kind of snake:

http://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Snake_oil.html

And that was applied cutaneously too. Looks like nobody's done any
research on this folk/traditional practice. Which doesn't mean it
doesn't work.

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Richard Tobin
2014-05-31 08:58:48 UTC
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And that was applied cutaneously too. Looks like nobody's done any
research on this folk/traditional practice. Which doesn't mean it
doesn't work.
Or that it does.

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Sam Wilson
2014-06-03 13:57:27 UTC
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And omega-3 is effective when applied transcutaneously?
Presumably there's a lot of it in snake oil too.
http://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Snake_oil.html
And that was applied cutaneously too. Looks like nobody's done any
research on this folk/traditional practice. Which doesn't mean it
doesn't work.
It was a genuine question. I'm prepared to believe that omega-3s help
to lubricate human joints or provide some kind of pain relief, I just
find it surprising that the most effective method of application is
topically rather than by some systemic means.

Sam
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Windmill
2014-05-28 19:39:27 UTC
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Why has peanut (groundnut) oil suddenly got harder to buy and more
expensive when you can buy it?
what do you do with it?
Presumably he lubricates his peanuts.
Sam
American friend rubs it into his arthritic joints. His family have used
it for generations.
Derek
Leaving aside the question as to how American joints can be arthritic,
why has _everything_ in supermarkets become so expensive?

Could it be that there's a food bubble?
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Derek F
2013-12-23 00:48:03 UTC
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Why has peanut (groundnut) oil suddenly got harder to buy and more
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what do you do with it?
American friends rub it on their arthritic joints. They say that it
works wonders.
Derek.
Jack Campin
2013-12-23 13:01:23 UTC
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Why has peanut (groundnut) oil suddenly got harder to buy and more
expensive when you can buy it?
what do you do with it?
American friends rub it on their arthritic joints. They say that it
works wonders.
It's very high in monounsaturates and omega-3s, so it's nutritionally
very good. The other cheap cooking oil you get is sunflower, which
has a lot of omega-6 oils in it (not good if you have auto-immune
problems).

Sounds quite plausible it's been bought up by the biofuel industry,
as somebody here guessed. Though what I can google suggests this
use is still in the R&D stage. It appears that peanut oil is what
Rudolf Diesel originally ran his engines on, and Willie Nelson makes
a point of running his vehicles on Texas-grown peanut biofuel.

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Windmill
2014-06-11 10:27:06 UTC
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Post by Jack Campin
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Post by Jack Campin
Why has peanut (groundnut) oil suddenly got harder to buy and more
expensive when you can buy it?
what do you do with it?
American friends rub it on their arthritic joints. They say that it
works wonders.
It's very high in monounsaturates and omega-3s, so it's nutritionally
very good. The other cheap cooking oil you get is sunflower, which
has a lot of omega-6 oils in it (not good if you have auto-immune
problems).
Sounds quite plausible it's been bought up by the biofuel industry,
as somebody here guessed. Though what I can google suggests this
use is still in the R&D stage. It appears that peanut oil is what
Rudolf Diesel originally ran his engines on, and Willie Nelson makes
a point of running his vehicles on Texas-grown peanut biofuel.
To bend the topic in another direction, a radio program recently said
that electricity prices had doubled in 5 years, and I believe that the
same ~15% per annum increase has occurred with supermarket prices.

If this continued for the next 75 years, but property prices remained
unchanged, you'd need to sell a 150,000 flat to buy a chicken for
dinner.

Something will obviously have to change.
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2014-06-11 21:06:03 UTC
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If this continued for the next 75 years, but property prices remained
unchanged, you'd need to sell a 150,000 flat to buy a chicken for
dinner.
Something will obviously have to change.
Let's pick up this thread in 75 years and compare notes. ;)
The Real Doctor
2014-06-12 22:47:44 UTC
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To bend the topic in another direction, a radio program recently said
that electricity prices had doubled in 5 years, and I believe that the
same ~15% per annum increase has occurred with supermarket prices.
If this continued for the next 75 years, but property prices remained
unchanged, you'd need to sell a 150,000 flat to buy a chicken for
dinner.
I'm paying 15% less for central eating oil than I did last year. If that
continues for another 75 years it'll cost a third of a penny per tonne.

Ian

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2013-12-20 13:12:06 UTC
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Why has peanut (groundnut) oil suddenly got harder to buy and more
expensive when you can buy it?
Maybe it's all being used for biodiesel.

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