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
Rich in polyunsaturated fats, vitamin E, and plant based omega 3-fats, this fragile fat is made by drying hemp seeds and cold-pressing them to extract oil. Many vegetarians favor the oil because hemp seed (the industrial crop grown for non-drug use) is sustainable and seeds can easily be grown without pesticides.
Taste: Light and mildly nutty
Uses: More delicate than olive and many nut oils, so use for salad dressings or cold foods
Storage: Keep refrigerated after opening. Use up in 3 months.
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