Things To Know Before Choose The Best Cooking Oil

What are the criterions considered by the customers while choosing cooking oil? Needless to say, health is the most important concern in this direction. Some of the most popular healthy cooking oils include sunflower oil, olive oil and canola oil. A simple evaluation of their nutrient values should guide the buyers while making the right choice.

While sunflower and canola oils are vegetable oils, olive oil is fruit oil. Different cooking practices, as well as food dressing processes, make use of these oils. Each of them has distinct flavors and nutrient contents. Here is a discussion on how the users choose the best cooking oil.

Sunflower Oil
Sunflower oil is a good choice for those suffering from the issues caused by free radicals. The antioxidant value of the oil is high which helps in fighting colon cancer, asthma and other similar health problems. The oil is also rich in mono saturated and polysaturated fats which make it a healthy option for the heart. It has been found that the oil is useful in keeping the skin moisturized. Moreover, cooking at high temperatures is possible with this oil. This oil is ideal for deep frying and searing.

Olive oil is as popular as sunflower oil. It has been proved that the oil is a healthy option for the diabetics. Rich in monosaturated as well as polysaturated fats, the oil is perfect for high temperature cooking and is also a good option for salad dressing. The oil also has impressive amounts of omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Apart from strengthening the immunity, the oil also has anti-inflammatory properties.

Refined Sunflower  Oil
Canola oil is cheaper than olive oil and is considered good for heart health. It is low in saturated fats and has a distinct taste. It is rich in monosaturated fats which help in lowering down the bad cholesterol levels. Baking and stir-frying are the cooking practices that make the best use of this oil.

If you have a store that sells cooking oils, it is a good idea to offer all these varieties. Each of these oils caters to different groups of users, depending on their specific needs.

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One Response

  1. I have tried all kinds of oils and love most of them. Recently I found a new oil to add to the list–macademia nut oil. It is 80% monosaturated and has not trans fats. The flavor is light and delicious.

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