superfood benefits, it can be hard to know where to start.
Consider the smoke point when selecting an oil to
cook with. The temperature at which a type of oil begins to smoke and
burn will play a huge factor in the dishes you should use it in. Will
you be cooking your food hot and fast? If that’s the case you might want
to avoid the delicious and flavorful extra virgin olive oil, which
begins to smoke at 320 degrees F, and instead opt for an oil with a
higher smoke point, like avocado oil, which smokes at a searing 520
Then there’s your waistline and general health to
consider. It’s no secret all oils contain fats, but consulting our list
will teach the levels of mono-saturated, mono-unsaturated, and
poly-unsaturated fats in 15 popular nut, seed, and flower oils, allowing
you to choose the oil that’s right for you.
Will you be stir-frying your next meal? Try almond
oil, avocado oil, olive oil, or walnut oil. Feel like a toasty flavor in
your next salad dressing? Perhaps sesame oil should be your oil of
choice. From flavor profiles to best applications, as well as
interesting information on the derivation of each oil from its plant
source, see the infographic below for everything you need to know about
cooking oils and more.