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
An emerald green oil made by cold-pressing the flesh of ripe avocados, this oil ranks right up there with olive oil as a rich source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. It’s also rich in vitamin E, plant based omega-3 fats, and beta-sito sterol, a potent cholesterol lowering agent.
Taste: Buttery rich with a distinct avocado flavor
Uses: Drizzle over seafood, salad and vegetables. Great for frying and high heat cooking because of its high smoke point.
Storage: Keep in a cool, dark cabinet away from heat and light. Can be refrigerated but will solidify.
Recipe: Spiced Shrimp with Avocado Oil