what is the best type of oil for cooking?

@katemeow (848)
Singapore
November 30, 2008 8:28pm CST
I know olive oil is really good for the heart but since it has a really strong flavor, its not good to use on everything. What would be the best - in terms of being a healthy type of cooking oil to use for general cooking :) I'm about to go grocery shopping and i have a hard time deciding if i should get canola, sunflower, vegetable or any other oil.
8 responses
• Australia
1 Dec 08
Actually I've never really noticed the alleged strong flavour of olive oil, so I tend to use it for most things. I do enjoy a good sesame oil for stirfrys, though, it adds a lovely flavour. Most of the blends I find bland, so I suppose if you are working with really delicate flavours they might be a good substitute for olive oil. Lash
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@katemeow (848)
• Singapore
2 Dec 08
yes, i also use sesame oil for stir fry because it add a very nice flavor (and fragrance to the dish as well) I love olive oil too but it's a bit weird (and expensive) to use for fried fish :)
• India
1 Dec 08
rice rich oil is best for cookin it have less cholestrol
@katemeow (848)
• Singapore
2 Dec 08
rice oil? sounds interesting. will look this up next time :)
• United States
2 Dec 08
I like to use Olive Oil sometimes, but I use palm oil too. It is one of the healthier choices out there. I don't like vegtable oil.
@zalilame (880)
• Malaysia
2 Dec 08
I always love using my local oil that is the oil palm oil. Its great for frying and making stir fry. Sunflower oil is pretty good too.
• India
1 Dec 08
There is no one "best.". There is no one ?best? cooking oil; luckily for us, there are many! The best cooking oils contain higher amounts of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, with minimal or no saturated and trans fats. As long as you're cooking with little fat and oil, any of the following are great: Corn oil Safflower oil Sunflower oil Soy oil Canola oil Flax seed oil Peanut oil Corn, safflower, sunflower, soy, and olive oils are all great for frying, as they have higher smoke points.
@heart98 (57)
• Philippines
1 Dec 08
hi kate, i use vegetable oil and canola oil in cooking. both good but if you want to be on the healthy side go for canola oil.
• Germany
1 Dec 08
I don't know which is the best oil for cooking. I only use sunflower oil for cooking. It tastes ok, no strong flavour for me.
• United States
1 Dec 08
Canola,peanut oil are good ones i really lie peanut oil it has a good taste but not to strong,i do use a lot of olive oil.