How to pick the right oil?

So many oils, so many questions. What’s the difference? Which one is the best fit with your recipe? We have answers. Every oil is different and has its own quality. Some oils are amazing for baking, while others are better to leave cold. We’ll answer some questions about how healthy some oils are.

Olive oil

Olive oil might be the most famous of them all and therefore the most used. It’s healthy, and can safely be used for cooking. It will however lose some of its healthiness when heated. This might be a little shock, as it’s a big time favorite to most of us. When it gets too warm the chemical structure will change, which frees unhealthy oxidants. But no worries, there is no real harm done. Consumed cold however, olive oil is most healthy and has a beautiful flavor.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil has a lot of health benefits. The oil contains less calories than most other oils and it’s said to enhance our immune system. On the contrary, coconut oil contains a lot of saturated fats. These fats work different from other oils though. They will not have a negative influence on your cholesterol! Because it contains so many saturated fats coconut oil is very suitable for heating. The structure of the oil will hardly change.

Sesame and nut oils

These oils are best left cold, because of the high amount of polyunsaturated fats. They burst with flavor, so they are amazing to enhance the flavor of your dish.

Avocado oil

We already mentioned before how much we love avocados, well it turns out their oil is pretty useful too! Besides that it does wonders to your skin, it is also very suitable for cooking, baking and even deep frying. It has a very high burn temperature, which makes it very stable and healthy.

Oils for baking:

  • Olive oil
  • Sunflower oil
  • Peanut oil
  • Rapeseed oil
  • Coconut oil

 Oils better left cold:

  • Sesame oil
  • Most nut oils
  • Soy oil
  • Corn oil
  • Linseed oil