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Author: PipneyJane Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 22828  
Subject: Re: Yiddisher Momma Required Date: 10/29/2002 12:55 PM
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tuni (wondering about Pam's cholesterol level) ;)

Hi Tuni

Many thanks for the tip. I'll try this next time I render any chicken skin/fat.

My cholesterol level is within the normal range, because actually I don't eat that much fat. When I cook with schmaltz, I usually only use 1 tablespoon full. (ditto oil) It's cheap, though and adds a nice flavour.

- Pam

PS: FWIW 16 years ago, when I was a student nurse, I learnt that the major culprit is our total fat consumption. Any fat ingestion causes blood cells to clump together, which increases the risk of clotting. The next nasty in the fat-food-chain are trans-fatty acids, which attack blood vessel walls and are present in most hard margerines (any which say "hydrogenated", even the so-called "safe" polyunsaturated ones). Cholesterol comes third and most of it in our blood-streams is self-generated by the liver.

Marketing makes poly-unsaturated margerines into best sellers; the saviour of our blood vessels! It's all a con.
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