Cooking oils all have different benefits and purposes. How well do you know the oils you use? This graphic can help determine what type of cooking oils to use in your next recipe.
Avocado Oil has a smoking point of 520°F, making it a great option for high-heat cooking like frying, roasting and grilling. Research shows it can help reduce cholesterol and improve heart health by lowering blood pressure. Studies also show that avocado oil my help reduce symptoms of arthritis, while improving skin barrier and enhancing wound healing.
“Avocado Oil has a smoking point of 520°F, making it a great option for high-heat cooking.”
GTM Price: $4.39 Competitor’s Price: $9.94 – $10.99
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
With a smoking point of 325°F, extra virgin olive oil serves better as a salad and soup topper, than an oil used for high heat cooking. It is rich in monosaturated fatty acids that are good for heart health. Research shows that extra virgin olive oil is high in antioxidants that fight inflammation and protect blood cholesterol from inflammation.
“Extra virgin olive oil is rich in monosaturated fatty acids that are good for heart health.”
GTM Price: $4.49 Competitor’s Price: $6.48 – $8.99
Grapeseed oil is made from grape seeds that would be discarded in the wine-making process. It’s a great option for high heat cooking with its smoking point of 420°F. Rich in omega-6 fatty acids and vitamin E, research shows this oil may help nourish and protect skin and hair from UV damage. Be aware of the type of grapeseed oil you buy in stores, however. Some regularly processed grapeseed oils contain a chemical solvent called hexane, an air pollutant and neurotoxin. Researchers are still unaware of how this chemical affects our bodies, so they recommend buying grapeseed oil that’s cold-pressed or expeller-pressed, as they do not contain hexane.
“Rich in omega-6 fatty acids and vitamin E, research shows this oil may help nourish and protect skin and hair from UV damage.”
GTM Price: $5.79 Competitor’s Price: $9.99