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The best cooking oil - is it canola, olive, peanut, corn, soybean, safflower, other vegetable or nut /seed oil, even lard or butter?

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The best cooking oil - is it canola, olive, peanut, corn, soybean, safflower, other vegetable or nut /seed oil, even lard or butter?

grocerytrekker | Jan 17, 2007 09:02 PM

Considerations might be

taste
smoke point temperature
saturated fat content
other health benefits
price & availability in bulk

Since we use it so frequently, it would be good to be informed. I am curious how canola compares to safflower, corn oil to regular "vegetable oil". Palm to coconut. Any thoughts?

Should butter (or ghee) remain a special treat, or can we use it frequently whenever we can? Other animal fats?

What do restaurants use?
What is your everyday oil?

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