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.
More and more Americans are starting to discover the healthful benefits of Malaysian sustainable palm oil. Comparable nutritionally to olive oil, it can be used for cooking at higher temperatures than olive oil and is ideal for those cooking applications when you don’t want the flavor of olive oil.
Unlike other oils, Malaysian palm fruit oil doesn’t lose its nutritional value when it’s cooked in high heat. It is an all-natural non-hydrogenated product that won’t raise your cholesterol. It can be cooked at a higher temperature than butter, corn oil and virgin olive oil.
Most oils will only keep for four to six months after they are opened. Olive oil can last for a year, but that’s only if it is refrigerated. Malaysian palm fruit oil can be stored at room temperature for 12 months without going rancid.
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“It occurs in olive, soya, rapeseed, corn, sunflower and in palm oils as well,” said Sundram. “This knowledge triggered a lengthy period of evaluation not only in Europe but also at our own Malaysian Palm Oil Board laboratories.”
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.
What’s important is the sum of your actions. While this report may be getting some people all worked up about oil, it’s not fair to assign blame over your total health to one ingredient. The reality is that most people aren’t eating enough fruits, vegetables and whole grains
Over the past year, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has changed the emphasis of its zero-deforestation campaign from palm oil to beef cattle and soybeans.
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.
Some oils, such as olive oil, break down at high temperatures. Malaysian palm oil, however, has a high smoke point. This makes it suitable for frying, grilling and other high-heat applications.
There are many cooking oils on the market. Some have limited nutritional value. Choose oils which support your health. Olive oil is heart-healthy. Other healthier cooking oils include avocado oil, almond oil and Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil.
“One of the most common sustainable eating tips I give reporters and news outlets is to use a better cooking oil,” says Chef Gerard Viverito.