Cooking oil is purified fat of plant origin. There are many cooking oils to choose from; they are: olive oil, palm oil, soybean oil, canola oil, pumpkin seed oil, corn oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, peanut oil, grape seed oil, sesame oil, argan oil, rice bran oil and coconut oil. The generic term for most of these cooking oils is vegetable oil.
Diets and Cooking Oil
It is known that the human body requires moderate amounts of fat. When the body lacks fat the following can happen: dry, scaly skin, hair loss, low body weight, poor growth, loss of menstruation, poor healing, lowered resistance to infections, lack of tolerance for the cold, and hair loss.
The FDA recommends that 30% or less of calories of fat should be consumed daily. Most of our fat derives from cooking oil. Here are some facts you should know about the popular cooking oils already mentioned.
Read about the various cooking oils mentioned below.
Links to the various types of vegetable cooking oils mention in this article: