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Add These Dietician-Recommended Oils To Your Pantry For Healthy Cooking

Healthy Cooking: Is it even monsoon if you’re not craving pakoras and deep-fried snacks? While oily and greasy food is a big no-no when it comes to healthy eating, there are certain oils, which can make your meal unhealthier. Picking right oil for dishes during cooking is important for you and your family’s health.

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)

EVOO is high in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and a good quality EVOO is extremely flavourful. However, it has a relatively low smoke point, so you may not want to use it for frying or roasting at temperatures above that smoke point. Moreover, cooking a good EVOO will break down its structural integrity which messes with both its flavour and nutrition, so it is ideally used for drizzling and finishing dishes, Healthy Cooking.

Avocado Oil

Much like coconut oil, it is a beloved by the clean-eating community and surrounded by that same health food halo. However, unlike coconut oil, it doesn’t have quite as much saturated fat (only 1.6 grams per tablespoon). It is, however, packed with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.

Safflower Oil

Safflower oil is low in saturated fats, while being high in omega-9 fatty acids. It has a neutral flavour and a rather high smoke point. In fact, at 510˚F, safflower oil has the highest smoke point of all the oils listed. Safflower oil is sold both, chemically processed and cold-pressed like olive oil.

Peanut Oil

Peanut oil is one of the more flavourful oils in this list. It would ideally go with foods that need a nutty or peanut flavour like peanut butter cookies, or sauté stir-fries. It also has a high smoke point so you can even use it to fry.

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