Different Types of Cooking Oils & the Benefits of Each
Cooking oils are can add flavor to a meal as well as help foods cook more easily and evenly without sticking to pans or grills. The most common types of cooking oil are olive oil and vegetable oil. Both are timeless classics that are perfect for cooking and boosting up flavors. But, there are actually many other types of oils that can be used to add a unique twist to upcoming meals. Let’s explore other types of cooking oils.
Coconut oil has become increasingly popular due to its high concentration of healthy saturated fats. Most saturated fats, like those found in butter, are unhealthy, but saturated fats from coconut oil are quickly converted into a source of energy. This type of oil gives off a tropical scent when used for moderate-heat roasting and can be used for everything from soups and pastries to meat-based entrees.
As expected, peanut oil has a nutty scent and strong flavor, which means that only a small dab should be used when cooking. This type of oil is best for high-heat cooking and is best utilized with complementary flavors, such as those from stir-fries and other Asian cuisine.
Avocado oil is perhaps the most versatile of all the oils on this list. It can be used for sautéing, roasting, searing, and even making vinaigrettes and finishing oils. Plus, this type of oil is high in monounsaturated fat, which is known as a “good fat,” especially compared to the ones found in olive oil and vegetable oil.
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