8 Alternative Healthy Cooking Oils
While olive and canola oils are definitely healthy choices, newer oils like grapeseed, avocado, and coconut oil are vying for attention. Are they worth your health dollars? By: Maureen Callahan, MS, RD
Macadamia Nut Oil
Tag this golden-hued oil, typically cold-pressed from the meat of tree-ripened nuts, as the richest plant oil source of monounsaturated fats (85% monos.) It also sports the lowest levels of omega 6-fats, fats that some scientists suggest, in large quantities, may promote the harmful kind of inflammation at the root of many chronic diseases.
Taste: Buttery rich
Uses: Versatile enough for just about any culinary use. A high smoke point makes it work well for baking, a stir fry, or a sauté.
Storage: It is not a delicate nut oil so it’s ok to store at room temperature for long periods
Most Popular Recipes
- 1. Broiled Salmon with Peppercorn-Lime Rub
- 2. Peanut Butter Candy Bar Brownies
- 3. Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies
- 4. Bourbon Balls
- 5. Almond Snowballs