Healthy Oil

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There is a lot of misinformation about oils – ‘Cholesterol-Free’ and ‘Heart Healthy’  are common terms shoppers encounter in the marketplace. However, to really get the healthiest oils you often have to spend more; but your money gets you not only truly healthier oil, but flavour too.

We highlight 2 oils that will transform your cooking and baking for the better:

Coconut Oil

Extra virgin coconut oil is perfect for everyday cooking and sautéing vegetables; it adds flavour and nutrition to the party.

Coconut oil is comprised of saturated fat, but science has recently shown that the type of saturated fat in coconuts is actually super healthy and delicious too. It also bakes well and is very economic (I usually use half the amount required in a recipe since coconut oil can be overpowering if not used with a deft hand).

As a side note, this oil is often used as a safe make-up remover. 🙂

Olive Oil

Olive oil is one of the healthiest ingredients in the Mediterranean diet. Premium high quality olive oil will give you flavour that you simply CANNOT get with other processed oils. My favorite brand by far is Oilivia, but I also buy other cheap extra virgin olive oils for other uses like coating bread before baking.

Olive oil is really great for searing meats, sautéing veggies, in salad dressing,  and   for baking cookies. It brings a lot of versatility to your kitchen.

Also, extra virgin olive oil is loaded with vitamin E making it great for the skin. You can add some into your bath for soft supple skin.

Chef Kahonge