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The good oils

Not all cooking oils are created equal. Different oils have a range of benefits and limitations, depending on the flavour profile of the dish you’re seeking and if you’re cooking over a low or high heat. Although unrefined oils are usually richer in nutrients and health benefits, they are often not effective for high heat cooking since pushing them beyond their desired smoke point may affect their flavour and release harmful free radicals. Here’s a list of the best cooking oils to use in your cooking whatever the situation.

Extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) & pure olive oil

There’s been a lot of talk about the Mediterranean diet and its claimed health benefits. Part of this diet/lifestyle is using heart-healthy, mono-unsaturated fats, such as olive oil, in place of butter or other fats. But with all the

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