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A Careful Mazola Corn Oil Consumer 
Mar. 22, 2014 4:12 pm 
Updated: Mar. 23, 2014 12:10 pm
I am an Allrecipes Allstar brand ambassador (a voluntary position) and I’m not compensated for my work with
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I am many things to many people, but please let it be known that I am not a licensed dietitian or medical cardiologist. I am, however, a careful, label reading, research driven, responsible consumer that also happens to be a heart patient, diagnosed nine years ago. More than ever before, our world is besieged with a plethora of food and exercise information. Whether we chose to educate ourselves about how to live and maintain a healthy lifestyle or we forego the information, it is up to each and every one of us.

When presented with the Mazola Corn Oil sponsered March Ambassador task, I immediately grabbed my Terra Delyssa EVOO, Crisco Pure Canola Oil and the Mazola Corn Oil I received in the mail from the ACH Food Companies, to compare nutritional values. Here are some of my findings:

Terra Delyssa EVOO
% Daily Value 
Total fat         14 g        22%
Saturated fat      2 g         9%
Trans fat            0 g
Polyunsaturated fat          1.5 g
Monounsaturated fat         10 g
Cholesterol        0 g            0% 
Calories            120 at 1 tbsp serving 

Crisco Pure Canola Oil

                % Daily Value
Total fat           14 g        21%
Saturated fat       1 g          5%
Trans fat              0 g
Polyunsaturated fat             4 g
Monounsaturated fat            9 g
Cholesterol          0 g          0%
Calories           120 at 1 tbsp serving

Mazola Corn Oil

 % Daily Values
Total fat            14 g         22%
Saturated fat        2 g           9%
Trans fat              0 g
Monounsaturated fat            4 g
Cholesterol          0 g            0 g
Calories            120 at 1 tbsp serving

You be the judge and jury. Most importantly, my friends, take excellent care of yourselves and your loved ones. Be your own best advocate. Be the captain of your life's vessel, your one and only body. You are important to me!
Mar. 22, 2014 4:47 pm
14 g
Mar. 22, 2014 4:49 pm
Wow, I just copied the gibberish as a joke and this is what came out. lol. I agree with your last comments.
Mar. 22, 2014 4:50 pm
Brian, what's 14 g? I can't read my own mess!
Mar. 22, 2014 4:58 pm
Hey! Where did my 1st comment go? It contains my apologizes for the mess-of-a-blog I made. Hopefully we'll be getting together with bd.weld and Baking Nana soon so they can help Randy figure it all out!
Mar. 22, 2014 4:59 pm
Insert Twilight Zone theme song here.
Mar. 22, 2014 5:06 pm
No kidding, Brian! I think the Twilight Zone theme song is playing in my head most days or at least when I retreat to the playground of my mind!
Mar. 22, 2014 5:35 pm
I share your pain! I just wasted 2 hours and didn't post because it was crazy. You at least got your point across. We must do our research and not blindly accept what we are told.
Mar. 22, 2014 5:55 pm
Thank you, BSM! I absolutely investigate as much as I can on any and everything. That's my responsibility as a grown up consumer. Question everything! Printing an AR recipe has become inpossible for me....sigh....and no help from Seattle....sigh....
Mar. 22, 2014 6:04 pm
I get so crazy when that gibberish comes up on my blogs! Nice try though :)
Mar. 22, 2014 6:05 pm
Oh Cathy - I feel your pain - I really do! Great blog! We do have to pick and choose wisely. Read labels and digest what we read. Thanks!
Mar. 23, 2014 5:10 am
gibbrish and all nice.
Mar. 23, 2014 5:59 am
Cathy Myers, hello! Blogging on AR is certainly frustrating, these days. I appreciate your effort and agree with your position, that we be informed consumers. Actually, I can make out the AR gibberish. For example, on the EVOO, total fat as a percentage of daily value is 22%; saturated fat is 9%; trans fat is 0g; polyunsaturated fat is 1.5g; monounsaturated fat is 10g; cholesterol is 0; calories are 120 per 1 TBS. The info is there. I think it is the tabulation that doesn't populate properly.
Mar. 23, 2014 8:47 am
Thank you, friends, for your feedback and support of my crazy blog. I'll keep trying.....sigh....
Mar. 23, 2014 11:55 am
Thanks, Mrs. J! I will have my husband, Randy, read your notes as I am not computer savvy. In fact, some might say resistant to learning the computer, etc. I say defiant! LOL!
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About Me
My husband Randy and I are very fortunate early retirees. We retired nearly seven years ago and have loved every minute. We now spend our days with our grandchildren, family and friends, traveling, volunteering our time to a variety of needs, sculpting and painting militaria figures (Randy), and of course COOKING! All thanks and praise to my fabulous daughter, Stacie, for introducing me to AR several years ago. I have grown as a cook through the friendships I have forged and advise that I have received from our fellow cooks on "the Buzz". The tools, videos and all of the Ar resources have been invaluable to me.The upcoming school year, 2012-2013, I will have just three classes, two first grades and a third grade class to share my self-made reading program. I am also very heavily involved with our school's PTA as Sudent Appreciation Chair, rewarding children for their kind and respectful behavior to their peers and school. I am truly blessed!
My favorite things to cook
Complete dinners of all varieties. Definitely pasta dishes and comforting soups, not surprising being of Italian decent. My husband loves my chicken fried steak with the obligatory mashed potatoes and gravy. Yum!
My favorite family cooking traditions
In the past ten years of marriage, our daughter has become quite the cook. I enjoy our holiday meal collaborations. Thanksgiving is quite traditional and we've got it down to a science. I, of course, make tons of Christmas cakes, cookies and candies, expected at our large family's Christmas dinner, although, I do switch up what I bring each year.
My cooking triumphs
Very happy to report that I have succeded in making a paella that my husband adores (I should submit the recipe to AR). Making crab raviolis from scratch. May I say that they are decadent at the risk of sounding like a braggart? Baking a feta and spinach stuffed salmon that my husband raves about. If he is pleased, then I am pleased.
My cooking tragedies
Like a few others I've read, mashed potatoes, aka "mashed potato soup", when I was twelve. 9/1/2010 New disaster! Followed my BIL sourdough starter pancake recipe to a "T". He left out the flour so I did too. End result - sourdough starter "crepes"!
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