How does grapeseed oil compare to olive oil for health and cooking?  

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Both grapeseed and olive oil are very healthy choices. Grapeseed oil has a higher smokepoint and no discernable flavor–two features that make it versatile for cooking. However, grapeseed oil is not as widely available, and is often more costly than olive oil.

For more information on different types of cooking oils, see Cooking Oils 101.

Marge Perry
Mar, 2012
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