Today’s cooks have many more options, and thankfully, most of them are healthier. This guide describes eight cooking oils which deserve a spot in your kitchen. It also lists four which you may want to avoid.
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Ingredients such as organic spices, Malaysian sustainable palm oil and grass-fed beef can liven up family meals while also caring for our planet.
Improve your oil: It doesn’t make sense to buy healthy, sustainable foods and then cook them with oils made from genetically modified plants.
While the number of GMO-free choices is increasing, finding healthy foods for your family that don’t contain genetically engineered (GE) ingredients can still be a challenge.
It can be challenge to deliver exotic-tasting cuisine using only local ingredients, but Chef Gerard Viverito has embraced ingredients from one of the world’s most eco-friendly countries, Malaysia, such as certified sustainable palm oil, in many of his recipes.
You can’t go wrong when you choose natural ingredients. Bargain peanut butter spreads contain fillers such as soy protein concentrate as well as high fructose corn syrup and partially hydrogenated oils. Pass those up for natural or organic peanut butters which contain simpler ingredients such as non-GMO peanuts and natural, healthy oils.
Palm oil comes from the fruit of the GMO-free oil palm tree, Elaeis guineensis. Squeezing this fruit releases a pure, red oil brimming with vitamin E tocotrienols and antioxidant-rich carotenoids.
Since the majority of the United States’ palm oil comes from Malaysia, articles referencing American use of palm should state the relevant facts instead of propaganda farmed from international NGOs.
Current FDA food regulations only allow foods that are low in fat and cholesterol to be labeled as healthy. This doesn’t align with current nutritional recommendations, including the FDA’s latest Dietary Guidelines.
According to the USDA, more than 90 percent of the corn and soy grown in the US is genetically modified. And unlike most edible oils, palm oil is loaded with nutrients, such as vitamin E tocotrienols