Oil From Just About Anything
- Seeds: safflower, sesame, sunflower, seeds from canola plant
- Nuts: almond, walnut
- Grains: corn
- Beans: peanut, soy
- Fruits: avocado, olive, coconut
Understanding Oil's Structure
Properties of Oil
Smoke Point Determines Use
|Examples of Different Types of Oils||Percentage of Fatty Acid||Smoke Point|
|Virgin olive oil||15||75||10||420°F (215°C)|
The Goodness of Oil
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American Heart Association http://www.heart.org
Dietitians of Canada http://www.dietitians.ca
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
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How to keep oil fresh. Reader's Digest website. Available at: http://www.readersdigest.ca/food/cooking/how-keep-oil-fresh. Accessed January 30, 2014.
Monounsaturated fats. American Heart Association website. Available at: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/FatsAndOils/Fats101/Monounsaturated-Fats%5FUCM%5F301460%5FArticle.jsp. Updated January 11, 2014. Accessed January 30, 2014.
Oxidation of food grade oils. The Oils & Fats Specialist Group of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry website. Available at: http://www.oilsfats.org.nz/Oxidation%20101.pdf. Accessed January 30, 2014.
Vegetable oil processing. International Finance Corporation website. Available at: http://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/2cd27f0048865863b5b2f76a6515bb18/vegoil%5FPPAH.pdf?MOD=AJPERES. Updated July 1998. Accessed January 30, 2014.
What are oils? Choose My Plate website. Available at: www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/2cd27f0048865863b5b2f76a6515bb18/vegoil%5FPPAH.pdf?MOD=AJPERES. Accessed January 30, 2014.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 01/2014 -
- Update Date: 01/30/2014 -
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