Which OIL do you think is the healthiest for you and your family??Healthy Living
Oils and fats are all very different. More specifically, they contain various amounts of saturated and unsaturated fat content. For health reasons, it is always best to select an oil that is high in monounsaturated fat and low in saturated fat. Olive Oil is probably one of the healthiest and contains a high amount of monounsaturated fat and low saturated fat. Some may argue that it is the healthiest oil to eat, but it is probably not best to use it when you are deep frying foods.
Depending upon what kind of cooking you are doing there may be an oil of choice For frying foods- best oils are those with high smoke points such as canola, corn, safflower and sunflower. For stir-frying and salad dressing-any oil low in saturated fat like canola, corn, flaxseed, olive, peanut, safflower, sunflower and walnut are all great choices. We recommend avoiding coconut and palm oil, butter and margarine (although butter is healthier than margarine).
Listed below is a table of the various types of oils and their fat content.
|Type of Oil/Fat||Smoke
|Rice Bran Oil||490F||20||33||47|
|Soybean oil||320 F||15||61||24|