Olive and canola aren't the only plant-based oils out there. These 10 plant-based oils are completely real—and completely fantastic.
Cooking with olive or canola oil is one of the smartest moves you can make in the kitchen. In addition to taste and versatility, both of these plant-based oils contain heart-healthy mono- and polyunsaturated fats, good fats that improve blood cholesterol levels, thus lowering your risk of heart disease and stroke. Healthy fats also help your body better absorb the fat-soluble vitamins found in food, and they provide vitamin E, an essential antioxidant that many Americans need more of in their diets.
There’s just one catch: Olive and canola oil aren’t the only plant-based oils that offer these great benefits. In fact, there are numerous plant-based oils that check off many of the same boxes as olive or canola oil. And by incorporating different oils into your routine, you’ll add variety, interesting new flavors, and best of all, additional health benefits. Read on to discover 10 more plant-based oils to add to your grocery list.
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Apricot Kernel Oil
Made from the dried kernels of apricots, this versatile oil has a clean, mild flavor. It’s neutral enough for salad dressing, but can also be used for sautéing, pan-frying, and other high-heat cooking methods. Like olive and canola oil, apricot kernel oil contains heart-healthy mono- and polyunsaturated fats. Health food stores and some supermarkets stock apricot kernel oil; it’s also available online.