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The dangers of deep fryers, a deep dive into dirty oil 🤿

Deep fried food is wrecking your health, thread on strategies to lessen the damage or avoid them all together 🧵
Fried foods are a staple of American casual restaurants, and when done right they are delicious and addicting.

Convenience and cost led kitchens to move from solid, stable and saturated fats like beef tallow and lard to polyunsaturated seed oils, that cant take the heat 🔥
Seed oils are PUFAs, they have fewer double bonds along their carbon chain, and are highly sensitive to heat. They spit out trans fats, oxidized lipids and other nasty free radicals in a process called “Nonenzymatic browning”.

This is what drives the darkening of the oil 🛢️
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