What cooking oil do you normally prefer?

@Rintis (646)
India
August 25, 2008 3:44am CST
I always try and use mustard oil for most of my cooking as it is low in cholesterol. I've also heard that olive oil is good but my son is allergic to it.
6 responses
@rkrish (3003)
• India
26 Aug 08
Cooking oil is most important one to keep control on body. I made a study on this and if required i can send you a PPT file separately. Mustard oil is good but it only protects the heart and but it is not effective in lowering the cholestrol,So i think you can use the Canola oil which is very good in protecting the heart as well as lowering the cholestrol... In ranking ....Canola,Kusuma and Sunflower oil are the best and Vanaspathi,Desighee and Coconut oil are the worst for the body. Mustard oil is in the 9th place of the chart.
@Rintis (646)
• India
26 Aug 08
Lovely piece of information. Do send me the ppt file separately if possible.
@rkrish (3003)
• India
26 Aug 08
Thanks let me check the way to send the PPT file to you
@rkrish (3003)
• India
15 Sep 08
Thank you my friend.
@bronie123 (4589)
• United States
25 Aug 08
Mustard oil i have never heard of that does it have a mustard taste? I to use olive oil a lot almost anything i put in a pan to fry i add olive oil... that is my main one..... i have peanut oil as well but thats not very healthy i have that in my fry daddy for fries and what not :)
@Rintis (646)
• India
26 Aug 08
Mustard oil does not have a mustard taste but has a very strong aroma.
@bronie123 (4589)
• United States
26 Aug 08
intresting is it located in the oil section ?? You can cook anything with this type??
@brimia (6584)
• United States
25 Aug 08
I use very little oil. I often try to just use a little water to cook with and in baking I use fruit purees to replace almost all the fat. When I do use oil it's usually olive oil or a canola/olive oil blend.
@Rintis (646)
• India
26 Aug 08
Using very little oil is a very good thing you are doing. I do that too. But how do you use water and not oil in baking. Do let me know.
@brimia (6584)
• United States
26 Aug 08
When I cook on the stovetop I just put a little water in the pan to keep things from sticking. When baking, I add applesauce or other pureed fruit in the same amount of whatever oil or margarine the recipe calls for.
@austere (2816)
• Philippines
25 Aug 08
well we use the usual vegetable oil.. sometimes we use coconut oil too.. we find vegetable oil healthy and olive oil is quite expensive. so we stick to using vegetable oils.
@Rintis (646)
• India
25 Aug 08
Isn't coconut oil very fattening and high in cholesterol.
@austere (2816)
• Philippines
26 Aug 08
yes, coconut oil is very unhealthy and fattening. it's high in cholesterol too. we don't use it that much. we use vegetable oil often, but when we run out of vegetable oil, we use coconut oil because we have them stored in the kitchen, it's made by my grand parents who made them in their farm!
@snowy22315 (54323)
• United States
25 Aug 08
I usually use olive oil or enova. I like enova because it says on the bottle that it has less oil stored as fat. Olive oil is good for you also. It has a beneficial effect on your cholesterol. Just ask Rachel Ray. I dont think she uses anthing other thatn EVOO. I only use other oils if a recipie calls for it speciifically.
@Rintis (646)
• India
26 Aug 08
I have never heard of Enova in my country. I'll find out for sure. thanks.
@sumiirajj (1983)
• India
25 Aug 08
Hi friend,I use gingely oil,sunflower oil and rice bran oil.These oils are used in our country much.All these oils are low in cholesterol.Doctors here ask us to change oils each time and not to stick on to one and only oil,bcoz all the oils have some drawbacks and advantages.thanks for sharing.happy mylotting.
@Rintis (646)
• India
25 Aug 08
Thanks for your informative response.