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Is algae oil suitable to be used as cooking oil ? Answered

Hi everyone, Is algae oil suitable to be used as cooking oil ? does it have any strange taste or odor ? what color is the oil ? I am not after biodiesel, i need to know if the algae oil is edible and suitable for human consumption.

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NobodyInParticularBest Answer (author)2009-04-09

It depends. Which species are you referring to?

For example, this algae makes good cooking oil, while these algae oils can kill you.

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Note to nitpickers: Yes, the latter ones are technically from cyanobacteria, not plants, but the term "blue-green algae" is still quite common.

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