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Oils extracted from the seeds and nuts of plants like coconut, olive, Soya, rapeseed, and mustard have been used for cooking for centuries.


[edit] Types of Edible Oils

  • Hydrogenated
  • Saturated fats are found in large amounts in fats and oils that are solid at room temperature, like butter, tallow and coconut oil
  • Mono-unsaturated fatty acids are found in large amounts in olive oil, palm oil and lard
  • Polyunsaturated atty acids -- These are the kind of fats found in large amounts in highly liquid vegetable oils made from corn, soybeans, safflower seeds and sunflower seeds.

[edit] The World's Healthiest Oils

[edit] Tips For Healthy Consumption of Oils

  • Restrict the total amount of fats in the diet
  • Specifically reduce the saturated fat intake by reducing consumption of red meats and dairy produce
  • Reduce intake of hydrogenated fat found in cooking oils and margarines
  • Increase the levels of polyunsaturated fats found in vegetable oils such as corn oil and sunflower oil as well as in most seeds and nuts
  • Eat more fish, particularly oily fish like herring and mackerel rather than red meat.

[edit] References

  • The Edible Oil Industry