Forget butter - and discover the benefits of cooking with oils, instead. Often packed with nutrition, such as fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, they are also often high in monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats, both far healthier than the saturated fat in butter. Some oils also have deliciously strong flavours, which impart a particular quality to a dish, and other oils simply allow the mouth-watering tastes of the other ingredients to shine through.
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Also known as linseed oil, flaxseed oil contains the much-prized omega-3 as well as omega-6 fatty acids. hemp seed oil
Classed as a superfood, hemp seed oil is jam-packed with a huge amount of vitamins.olive oil
There’s no doubt this oil earns its status as the king of oils.rapeseed oil
This oil is wonderfully cheap to buy and good for cooking at high temperatures.safflower oil
This delicious oil is rich in omega-6 fatty acids, as well as extremely high in vitamin E. sesame seed oil
An excellent source of zinc, magnesium, calcium and selenium.soya bean oil
High in essential fatty acids and nutrients.sunflower oil
Best to use unrefined, cold-pressed varieties to get the nutrients naturally found in sunflower seeds.walnut oil
Walnuts are packed full of nutrients, especially the hard-to-obtain omega-3 fatty acids.wheatgerm oil
Many people who are sensitive to wheat find they can tolerate wheatgerm oil.