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What is the best cooking oil?

Posted by Chat G.

Does anyone know what type of oil is the best to cook with? I've heard of and tried olive and canola, but is there a better choice?
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There is no one "best.". There is no one ?best? cooking oil; luckily for us, there are many! The best cooking oils contain higher amounts of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, with minimal or no saturated and trans fats. As long as you're cooking with little fat and oil, any of the following are great: Corn oil Safflower oil Sunflower oil Soy oil Canola oil Flax seed oil Peanut oil Corn, safflower, sunflower, soy, and olive oils are all great for frying, as they have higher smoke points.
yes, olive and canola. Those are what I use. Generally I do olive for stove-top and canola for anything baked (brownies, cakes...) since olive is too strong a flavor for anything desserty. Basically, you want to steer clear of trans fats: partially hydrogenated oil, hydrogenated oil...
extra virgin olive oil. however, i recommend to skip using oil for cooking. grill everything:) when you do need to use oil, use very small amounts of extra virgin olive oil
I've been reading through Dean Ornish's "The Spectrum" where he talks briefly about oils and this has piqued my interest. He basically believes that the past research regarding saturated/unsaturated fats was faulty and that we should focus more heavily on Omega-3 vs Omega-6 fatty acids. With regards to Cooking Oil, this would imply that Canola oil is the best oil to use.

See the comparison chart at to see how Emerald Harvest Tea Seed Oil ranks in comparison to other oils on the most critical factors. The main benefits of Tea Oil are described in detail below it.

ea seed oil contains no transfats. Transfat reduction and elimination is a serious issue in the world today. Transfat has been positively linked to many health risks including:

  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Liver failure
  • Obesity
Tea seed oil contains no cholesterol. High levels of cholesterol (particularly, LDL cholesterol) are very risky for health. LDL cholesterol tends to stick to artery walls, forming deposits called plaque. These deposits can cause a heart attack or stroke when they completely obstruct an artery and block blood flow.
Vitamin E, Omega 6 & 9, Anti-Oxidants

Emerald Harvest is packed with lots of beneficial nutrients such as:

  • Vitamin E - an important antioxidant.
  • Other antioxidants
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  • Omega-6 essential fatty acids
  • Omega-9 fatty acids




Tea seed oil has an extremely high smoking point, the highest smoke temperature than all other commonly used oils (including olive, canola, and grapeseed oil).Oil smoking point and cancer
When an oil has reached its smoking point temperature, it will burn and become altered at the molecular level, releasing free radicals. Free radicals have been positively linked to cancer.


Which is the Best Oil?There are different benefits that different oils give, so there is no perfect oil. Oils from seeds and nuts are the healthiest ones. As they provide you with omega 3 and 6 fatty acids which are good for health. Here there is a good article on oils which tells health effects and benefits of many oils check out this article at
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