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Defatting Nuts

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Ok.  I have investigated this subject and I've come to the conclusion I will need to buy/make an oil press or boil my nuts (don't laugh) to get the oil out.  I don't want to go to the trouble of an oil press.  So my question is: How efficient is boiling nuts to remove the oil?  Will I be able to get 80% out?  If I understand correctly coarsely chopping the nuts before boiling will help get the oil out.  Then I can dry the chopped nuts out and grind it into low cal nut flour.  This is my plan anyways....but I would like to know more about this and figure out a way to know how much of the fat I got out so I can calculate the calorie and nutritional content of the flour.  Please help!

post #2 of 5

Why on earth would you want to do what you describe? What do you plan to do with the tasteless meal you were left with after this convoluted process?

Nut oil is good for you- it's full of omega-3s and essential fatty acids. These two compounds are helpful in preventing heart disease and diabetes. 

If you want to cut fat from your diet, cut bad fats- animal fats- and eat the vegetable fats in small amounts.

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post #3 of 5
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yes the oil is good for you but i would like to separate the two.  I can use the oil in other recipes and I can use the meal as a cornstarch substitute if needed. (im allergic to corn and the nutty taste is yummy-so why not)  It is nice to know if you can do things and how to do them even if just for curiousity's sake

post #4 of 5

At first thought it struck me that you were doing an evil experiment, but I think boiling the nuts is the best you'd be able to do without having a factory setup. You could experiment a few times by measuring the oil you've gotten from boiling and compare it to the content in the nuts you've used, and that'd give a ballpark figure.

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thanks :)

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