While there are many frying oils available, for each person there is a certain type of oil that is suitable for you. How do you know which frying oil is best suited for your purposes or if you are using the correct one?
I think that you should choose a frying oil that has health benefits or one that doesn’t affect your health in a negative way. If you have health issues in terms of cholesterol or heart disease then you have to be very careful as to what types of foods and drinks you consume. Each food item has an impact on your body and your health. When it comes to your health, it’s best to choose oil that is stable at high temperatures and that has no cholesterol. In this case, it is advisable to choose one of the following oils: palm oil, olive oil or soya oil. Palm oil has a balance of saturated and unsaturated fats which is beneficial for people who have high cholesterol or heart disease. Olive oil has high monounsaturated fats which are good for promoting good cholesterol in the body and lowering bad cholesterol. It is also high in antioxidants. Soya oil also has the benefit of having no cholesterol and can be used in cooking, baking as well as frying.
If your criterion shifts to the affordability factor then this is what you need to know. While reputable frying oil manufacturers (note that I say ‘reputable’) want to make good quality oil, there are certain factors and ingredients that may cause a difference in the prices. So you’ll need to keep in mind that while each manufacturer is doing their best, it may cost a bit more to get a better quality product. Let’s take a look at the options. In terms of affordability, sunflower oil and soya oil are generally low in cost and are available in good quality varieties while also being healthy oils. Olive oil has numerous health benefits and its manufacturing process takes a bit more out of the manufacturer’s budget thus making it a bit more costly.
When it comes to health and pricing, there are many factors to consider when buying a good frying oil. So do you prefer sunflower, soya or olive oil? What are you using at present and do you need to change? At the end of the day, it is your decision which factors mean more to you and your household.