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    Default Healthiest Cooking Oil Chart with Smoke Points

    Jennifer Good
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    Trying to find the healthiest cooking oil can be a daunting task. One one hand, you want to cook with an oil that has a high flash (smoke) point, but you also need to use a cooking oil that has a healthy balance of Omega 3 to Omega 6 fatty acids--and even better if the oil is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins! Knowing the smoke point of an oil is important because heating oil to the point where the oil begins to smoke produces toxic fumes and harmful free radicals. Check out our healthiest cooking oil comparison chart below to help alleviate the confusion!

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    Default Re: Healthiest Cooking Oil Chart with Smoke Points

    Helpful, but I would not be surprised to see some refutes. I've heard mixed reviews about rice bran oil. I may have to go out and get some avocado oil though.

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    I hear it is important not to oxidize oil when cooking with it. Oxidation occurs at temperatures where the oil starts to burn. This leads to plaque formation in the bloodstream. I still like hemp oil for sauteing as it takes heat fairly well and has a good ratio of omega 6 and omega 3. I also have hemp tennis shoes, a hemp jacket and my 30 year old cloth shopping bag is made of hemp. A cotton bag would have fallen apart years ago.

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    Default Re: Healthiest Cooking Oil Chart with Smoke Points

    Glad you called it oxidisation Stephen - Dr M always refers to heated cooking oils as 'rancid', which has a different meaning altogether. Heated oil smells OK, but rancid oil smells awful. Look up 'rancid' in the dictionary.

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    Default Re: Healthiest Cooking Oil Chart with Smoke Points

    Thank you for that clarification, Julieanne. It always bothered me to hear him say "rancid."
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    Default Re: Healthiest Cooking Oil Chart with Smoke Points

    Stephen, thank you for mentioning hemp oil. It is not on the list. Do you mind sharing the specs on it (heat point and ratio) and also your source for purchasing?

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    Default Re: Healthiest Cooking Oil Chart with Smoke Points

    Looked at vitacost and cost of both avocado and hemp oil are a bit pricey. Anyone have a good source for either oil?

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    Hemp seed oil is 12th on the list. It takes 330 degrees and the omega 6 to omega 3 ratio is 3 to 1. I get mine from Swanson's. They sell organic hemp seed oil for a reasonable price. It is green with a nutty flavor. I also like it for putting on my skin. Janette likes it, too

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    Great chart -- saved it in favorites.
    Swansons has 12 oz. hemp seed oil for $7.99. Just put it on my list. I'm such a negligent cook that I burn almost everything so I'm sure I ingest way too much oxidized oil. Impatience meets boredom and I leave the kitchen and forget I'm cooking until I smell something burning. (My family says "You know Mom's cooking if the smoke alarms are going off.") If I lived alone eggs would be about the only thing I'd cook. Best to stick to the juicer and the blender.

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    Default Re: Healthiest Cooking Oil Chart with Smoke Points

    Thank you Stephen, I scrolled thourgh the list pretty carefully, but somehow missed it. I'll take a look at swanson's. I haven't had a chance to try out the avocado oil I just bought, (10.99 for 10-12oz,). If I can get away with using less, I'm a bit libral when cooking with olive oil, I may stick with it, but otherwise I'll be looking into the hemp oil.

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