What Are The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Using Vegetable Oils In Food?


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Florent Lefortier Profile
When cooking, it can be hard to know which oil to use – there’s sunflower oil, olive oil, and vegetable oil to name just three.

Cooking oil gets a bad reputation due to its high calorie content, but it’s important not to forget the health benefits, either!

Pros of Using Vegetable Oil
  • Contains essential fatty acids
  • Usually very cheap
  • Long shelf-life
  • Doesn’t have much of a taste
Cons of Using Vegetable Oil
  • Less health benefits than olive oil
  • Usually quite heavily-processed
  • Some varieties are partially-hydrogenated
  • High in calories
  • The name is misleading – vegetable oil is actually made from a blend of other oils, including sunflower oil and palm oil. There aren’t any vegetables in it at all!
  • Can cause high cholesterol
  • Can clog arteries
If you're going to use cooking oil, it's best to use as little as possible - fried food has been linked to cancer. Vegetable oil may be cheap, but if you're quite health-conscious, go for olive oil instead!
Happy Ya Profile
Happy Ya answered

It all depends on how you intend to use oil. If you just add to a salad or soup, then it is useful. If you want to fry in sunflower oil, it will have negative impact on food. 

Here is more information from the suppliers of sunflower oil

Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered

what is the responsibility  for using oil

laurie gregory Profile
laurie gregory answered
Look into the smoking point for each oil.  Some burn too quick for cooking different foods.

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