11 of the hottest, healthiest cooking oils
Made by expeller pressing the oil in ground almonds; available refined and unrefined.
Benefits: Increases healthy HDL cholesterol while lowering harmful LDL, supports immune function and liver health, alleviates irritable bowel syndrome, and may reduce colon cancer risk.
Smoke point: 420 degrees
Flavor: Light, clean, and mildly sweet; unrefined has a nutty, toasty flavor with buttery undertones.
Uses: Refined‘s high smoke point makes it best for stir-frying, roasting, grilling, and other high-heat applications. Use unrefined for salad dressings, in dips, and to drizzle on cooked dishes.
Price: $8 to $10 for 16 ounces
Fats breakdown: 70% mono, 17% poly, 8% sat