10 Plant-Based Oils You Didn't Know Existed

Olive and canola aren't the only plant-based oils out there. These 10 plant-based oils are completely real—and completely fantastic.

10 Plant-Based Oils You Didn't Know Existed

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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Avocado Oil

You already know how healthy avocadoes are, so it should come as little surprise that avocado oil is good for you, too. It provides the same heart-healthy monounsaturated fats found in olive oil, plus lutein, which benefits eye health, and phytosterols, which have been shown to lower cholesterol. With its rich, buttery flavor and mild nuttiness, avocado oil is a popular choice for salad dressing, but it can also be used for high-heat cooking. Look for avocado oil at supermarkets, specialty shops, and online.

Pumpkin spice — it gives you all the warm and cozy feelings of fall! The pumpkin spice latte is a go-to for a lot of people. But at 400 calories from one store and at least $5 a drink, it racks up in more ways than one. So here's a quick and easy recipe to slim down the fall-favorite drink and enjoy it without the guilt. It's Dr. Oz-approved at just 45 calories!