Here's what food oils to buy and how to use them to get the most for your money. Buy Extra Virgin Olive Oil and non GMO Canola Oils in dark green or brown glass jars. The rest , including "Pure Olive Oil" have been processed enough to remove their health benefits and add unwanted ingredients – chemicals. Store in a cool dark place, away from your stove and burners. These oils should be good for 18 months to 2 years. Hopefully you use them up before then – your brain needs it! The best have a bite in the back of your throat. The bigger the bite, the better it is. If you open a jar and it smells like Play-Doh, it 's bad – take it back or throw it away. Please, stay away from those sold in plastic containers or cans that are now being lined with BPA.
Use your non-GMO, organic Canola Oil for everyday cooking. Save your EVOO for drizzles over vegetables and salad dressings, though it is also good for sauteing as well.
One more thing: Those bright store lights degrade oils. Pull out a bottle/jar from the back of the shelf where it has not been exposed to the light. (I do this when buying produce as well.)
For more good facts on food oils, please listen to Food Expert and Author (Reading Between the Lines), Kimberly Lord Stewart, on www.iTunes.com, Podcast, Better Food Choices dates 2/17/12. She is worth every minute!
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