Have You Tried These Healthy Cooking Oils?

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Sesame Oil

Sesame  Oil
Sesame seeds are one of the utmost spices of India. The oil extracted from these seeds is known as Sesame Oil. This oil is available in two different tones: lighter and darker. Lighter one is made from non-toasted sesame seeds. This one having a very mild flavor is widely used in Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh. Another, the darker one has a distinct, very strong smell and taste. Both the types have high polyunsaturated fat but when used for cooking, it should never be heated for so long. Sesame contains several minerals such as magnesium, copper, iron and calcium as well as B6 vitamin.

Rice Bran Oil

Bran is basically outer layer and rice bran oil is made from the bran of the rice grain. This oil is newly introduced for Indian cuisine still it is becoming favorite amongst health experts. According to some dieticians, Rice Bran oil is the healthiest oil. It’s very good for the body cholesterol as it has both polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. You can try this oil to make cakes and cookies. In addition, smoking point of this oil is very high and hence, it is the perfect one to deep fry the chips and samosa kind of snacks.

Sunflower Oil

Due to polyunsaturated fat, Sunflower oil is considered one of the healthiest oils. This oil is made from the Sunflower seeds. It carries a little light smell and so, doesn’t add its flavor to the food. Vitamin E that works as anti-oxidant and helps the body retaining water is present in it. That is the reason why it is widely used in cosmetics . Prominently, diabetics should not use this oil much as there is a risk of increasing sugar level in case of Sunflower oil consumption.

Olive Oil

Olive Oil
This also falls under the category of top healthy cooking oils. Olive oil is enriched with proteins, vitamins and minerals. For salads and appetizers, Olive oil is used maximum. It is the best oil for your health and it is preferred to consume it in daily cooking. It has an excellent nutrition value. This helps you to keep your body away from many heart diseases and cancer kind of chronic diseases. You can also use Olive Oil for pastas and risottos.
Corn Oil

From the germ of corn, this oil is made. It is used as the core ingredient in processed food such as margarine. Corn has its own great advantages. It contains higher sugar level yet lower calorie count compared with the cereal grains. Corn oil is enriched with Vitamin A, Vitamin B6 and Thiamin. So it is very much useful for eyes and skin and helps maintain the mucus membranes.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is extracted from coconut. Usually used in the south India, particularly Kerala this oil has its own unique aura. It helps building the immunity and stronger metabolism. Coconut oil has saturated fats and raises LDL (bad) cholesterol. While cooking, this oil behaves well at high flame but you can’t use this oil if you are going to deep fry your stuff since large amount of coconut oil is not good for health.

Mustard Oil

Mustard Oil has its own very strong flavor which adds a unique taste in the recipe. It’s ideal for frying because of its high smoke point. It helps the body in digestion and blood circulation if used as a tonic. Other than this, it is known as anti-bacterial oil and hence, used for skin protection. But as per some health experts’ recommendations, Mustard oil should not be used as a sole cooking medium.

Groundnut Oil

This is the main oil used by major regions of India and even Asia. Groundnut or peanut oil consists of good fat combination. It is all-purpose oil and good for cooking. But as per expert dieticians, this oil should not be daily used. It causes cholesterol and heart troubles. So it’s better to say NO to everyday usage of this oil.

Canola Oil

Canola Oil
New comer, Canola Oil has neutral taste. Its light texture makes it wonderful for Indian cuisine as it doesn’t overpower the taste of other ingredients. As its smoking point is very high of 242 degree Celsius, it is considered ideal for frying and grilling. Its nutritious value is quite high than any other.Canola Oil offers amazing benefits of Omega 3, Omega 6 and 9 that help your body maintaining HDL cholesterol level and thus, it is heart-friendly oil. It reduces inflammation and blood pressure. Also this oil can be used in the substitution of high calorie butter and margarine.
So get ready to cook a healthy cuisine with the healthy oil. Don’t forget to tell me which one you chose for your dish.
Live healthy, Live Long!

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