Your Cooking Oil Is Probably Wrong

Extra-virgin and other olive oils

The Kitchn claims extra-virgin olive oil is unrefined, high-quality, and golden-green, with a pronounced olive flavor.

Sunflower oil

BBC Good Food recommends sunflower oil for baking. Its delicate flavor keeps cakes and brownies moist for days, according to them.

Sesame oil

Keep this one in your kitchen, although BBC Good Food advises against cooking with it. The sweet, almost nutty oil is best used as a flavoring.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil is heavy in fat, but Shape reports that it improves cholesterol, making it a healthier alternative to other oils.

Canola oil

Newer oils have replaced canola oil, which has been around forever. What's it? It's made from the canola flower, which China celebrates with a festival.

Grapeseed oil

According to Foodal, grapeseed oil is a byproduct of winemaking. They say one bottle of grapeseed oil requires one ton of grapes!

Soybean oil

Soybean oil accounts for 90% of U.S. seed oil production, according to the University of California. It's used in many commercial goods and can be used in your home as well.

Peanut oil

Five Guys said they won't change their peanut oil policy. The Peanut Institute recommends it for frying for several reasons.

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