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Healthiest Oils to Cook With

With so many fat options to choose from when you go shopping, how can you be sure you’re picking the best one?

It’s not only a matter of picking a healthy fat with to cook , but also which tastes the best and holds up against the heat of cooking. Ever thrown some oil in a pan only to smoke out the kitchen and send the fire alarm on full blast? We are the only species that cooks their food, and while some raw foods play a role, most of the food we consume is heated in a fat source and then broken down to allow for easier digestion. 

Take a look at some of my favorite healthy fat options and how they hold up to the heat:

  1. Olive Oil 320 F
  2. Raw Organic Butter – 350 F
  3. Avocado Oil – 520 F
  4. Grapeseed Oil – 440 F
  5. Nut Oils – between 320-440 F
  6. Coconut Oil – 350 F

Olive oil, butter, and avocado oil are the top three picks for everyday cooking.

Raw Butter Nutrition Facts

  • Calories per tablespoon: 102
  • Total fat: 12 grams

Olive Oil Nutrition Facts

  • Calories per tablespoon: 119
  • Total fat: 14 grams

Coconut Oil Nutrition Facts

  • Calories per tablespoon: 117
  • Total fat: 14 grams

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