what is the best type of oil for cooking?
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.
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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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.