Hi everyone. I just joined. What a cool place!!
Well I have a question . sorry if it has been asked before... I'm trying to find a healthy oil for cooking which is:
-low in saturated fats
-low in omega 6 (linoleic acid)
-high in omega 3 (linolenic acid)
-high smokepoint suitable for strifrying and sauteeing
-high stability i.e. will not oxidize or degrade easily
-packaged in a dark glass bottle or tin can (not a clear plastic bottle . light oxidizes oils)
i like olive oil but it has a very low smoke point. so if you use it for cooking it breaks down and loses all its nutritional value and even produces harmful free radicals.
canola oil has a good fatty acid profile but it is highly processed and nearly always in clear plastic bottles which makes is susceptible to oxidzation. it also has erucic acid which also causes inflammation of the arteries
sunflower and safflower oils have way too much omega 6. they are also in clear bottles.
i have heard about avocado oil and rice bran oil and they both seem good but i dont know too much about them
what oil do you use for cooking? please share, thanks !!!