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3 Healthy Cooking Oil Alternatives to Olive Oil (Page 2)

1. Peanut oil.

Pictured Recipe: Pad Thai

1. Peanut Oil

This oil is good for your heart health: it has vitamin E and resveratrol, a heart-healthy antioxidant that has been shown to lower risk of stroke and heart disease. It’s cheaper than olive oil, but has just as many benefits.

Peanut oil has a high smoke point, which makes it ideal for stir-frying, sautéing and roasting. With most other oils, the high temperature causes them to change their molecular structure and oxidize, but this doesn’t happen with peanut oil. The fats aren’t fragile, so they don’t get damaged at high heat.

Lastly, peanut oil has a neutral taste, so it’s great for when you don’t want a strong oil flavor.

EatingWell Recipes with Peanut Oil:
Pad Thai
Indonesian Beef Satay

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