Sorry for the blurry pic but the words you see there is Dimethyl Silicone and that is what is found in olive oil cooking sprays.
PAM Olive Oil ingredient list: Extra virgin olive oil, soy lecithin, dimethyl silicone, propellant
(does not state what type of propellant which probably means it is very dangerous)
As for the dimethyl silicone:
SPN-815 Activated Dimethyl Silicone Emulsion is a water dispersable form of a polydimethylsiloxane and silicone dioxide mixture . The chemically inert nature of this product facilitates its use as a defoamer/ antifoam in Textile, Paint and Varnish, Paper, Food, Beverage, Cosmetics and Chemical processing.
I was going to delve deeper into this and try to find all the details on this chemical and the mysterious propellant but then I realized I have a session in the Hardcore Underground (my home gym in my basement) today and I need to get focused. So I leave the sleuth work up to y’all.
All I can tell you is , it doesn’t sound good to me and it is another example of how sometimes convenience is not worth the health risks. Don’t use these sprays. Well , actually I thought of one really good use for these sprays, for lubing your bikes chain! Silicone is in all the bike lubes because it repels water so why not! PAM is cheaper than bike lube as well. Just remember it won’t last as long on your chain so reapply often.
Instead of using these sprays just buy a manual pump spray bottle for olive oil and spray on your EVOO till your lips are smackin’. For eggs you have to be careful because they can still stick to the pan. It appears that when you pour the eggs on it can push the oil away. So you need to use a very low flame and just cook them slowly.
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