Five Must-Have Oils For Your Kitchen

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To reduce cardiovascular disease risk, cut your intake of saturated and trans fats by substituting unsaturated fats—such as olive or vegetable oils—for butter, lard, shortening, and margarine. Enjoy a wide selection of organic oils such as peanut, hazelnut, macadamia nut, avocado, red palm, safflower, sunflower, and grape seed.

These organic oils that are great to have on hand for a variety of dishes.

Five Healthy Oils to Keep In Your Kitchen

  • Olive Oil

    This oil is super-rich in monounsaturated fats. Studies have shown these healthy dietary fats can actually improve cholesterol levels. 

  • Sesame Seed Oil

    This oil is loaded with omega 6s and 9s; add it to hot dishes after cooking for a distinctive flavor.

  • Flax Oil

    This oil is a good source of omega 3s. You’ll locate flax oil refrigerated in your natural products store or market.

  • Walnut Oil

    Fantastic on salads and in salad dressings. Check labels: Certain organic walnut oils can be used in cooking. 

  • Almond Oil

    Use raw or in baked goods. Almond oil adds a nuanced taste to Chinese and Indian dishes, as well as to chicken, fish, asparagus, and pasta.

Contributor: 

Letitia L. Star