All About Oils
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All About Oils
Last updated 6/12/2012 1:03:29 AM. Recipe ID 27470. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: All about oils
 Categories: Food, Information
      Yield: 1 Servings
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  Canola Made from rape seeds. Canola oil has a bland flavor and is
  good for cooking and salad dressings. It has approximately 6 percent
  less saturated fat than other oils.
  Corn Made from the germ of the corn kernel. Corn oil is almost
  tasteless and is excellent for cooking because it can withstand high
  temperatures without smoking. It is high in polyunsaturated fat and
  is used to make margarine, salad dressings and mayonnaise.
  Olive A monosaturated oil extracted from tree-ripened olives. Olive
  oils range from light amber to green in color and bland to extremely
  strong in flavor. Olive oil is graded according to its degree of
  acidity and the process used to extract the oil. Oil labeled "virgin"
  is cold pressed, a process using no heat or chemicals and contains
  low levels of acidity. Oil labeled "pure" uses heat and chemicals to
  process olive residue from subsequent pressings.
  Peanut Made from pressed, steam-cooked peanuts. Peanut oil has a bland
  flavor and is good for cooking because it doesn't absorb or transfer
  flavors. Its smoking point is slightly lower than corn or safflower
  oil. Contains 17 percent saturated fat.
  Safflower A clear, almost flavorless oil made from the seeds of
  safflowers. Safflower oil is a favorite for salads because it doesn't
  solidify when chilled. It has more polyunsaturated fat that other
  oils but lacks vitamin E.
  Sesame Made from pressed sesame seeds. Sesame oil comes in two
  varieties: light (made with untoasted sesames) and dark (made with
  toasted sesames). Light sesame oil has a nutty flavor and is
  especially good for frying. Dark sesame oil (Asian) has a stronger
  flavor and should only be used in small quantities for flavoring
  foods -- not cooking. Both varieties are high in polyunsaturated fat.
  Sunflower Made from sunflower seeds. Sunflower oil is pale yellow and
  has a bland flavor. It is a good all-purpose oil low in saturated fat
  and high in polyunsaturated fat.
  Vegetable An inexpensive and all-purpose blend of oils made from plant
  sources such as vegetables, nuts and seeds. Most vegetable oils are
  made from soybeans and are high in polyunsaturaed fat and
  monounsaturated fat but low in saturated fat. 

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Recipe ID 27470 (Apr 03, 2005)

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