Which Oil to Use for Cooking – This question has been asked on various articles on the blog. I have been researching about the best cooking oil and I could not settle for one oil. The reason is that every oil has certain nutritional value which is unique. Our body needs all kinds of nutrients.
Some people believe that more oil in the dish makes it tastier. Not True. Add only what is required to cook properly. Over cooking also destroys nutrients of the food.
Let’s see what options we have for cooking oil –
Most nutritious and your partner in Weight Loss. Read about Desi Ghee here.
Homemade White Butter
Excellent in nutrition and taste :P. I like butter on paranthas. It’s good for Weight Loss.
No doubt, Olive Oil is good for health. But it is not to be used to cooking since it turns rancid at higher temperature. Olive oils can be used to toss your salads, marinate chicken or gobhi etc. Some people find its smell to be peculiar and taste which may be bother some.
Rice Bran Oil
This oil is extracted from the brown layer of rice which is removed for production of white rice. Rice Bran oil is rich in MUFA and anti oxidants. It has a high smoking point which means that it does not break down to toxic substances. So, using rice bran oil for deep frying is a safe bet.
This oil comprises has fatty acids, oleic acid, linoleic acid and uric acid. People who have issues of high uric acid should skip mustard oil. The smell of mustard oil is awful :P. I generally use mustard oil for making veggies which taste best when cooked crispy like Bhindi or Bharta. Yummm 🙂
Sesame oil is also called gingerly oil. It is generally used for making pickles and sauces. Sesame seeds are rich in Zinc which is very good for skin. Massage oils also contain sesame oil.
I won’t be exaggerating if I say Coconut oil is the healthiest oil for cooking. It has a unique composition of fatty acids that are 90% saturated.
Coconut oil can be safely used at ion at high heats and thus can be used for frying. South Indian folks are coconut oil lovers. They use it for cooking and for hair;women there have long hair. Coconut oil heals to lose weight. I will do a post on the qualities of coconut oil soon.
The best idea is to use different oil for different purposes or changing oil in a few days.
What is your staple cooking oil ? Do let us know !
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