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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Hazelnut oil is rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, as well as antioxidants, which are believed to prevent or delay certain types of cell damage. It’s delicate and best suited for low-heat cooking or drizzled over finished dishes, but with its slightly sweet, nutty flavor, this is a versatile oil that pairs well with fish, potatoes, pasta, and beans. Hazelnut oil has a special affinity for chocolate, so consider using it in desserts. You’ll find hazelnut oil in specialty shops and online.