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Blended Oils,Canola Oil,Ghee,Groundnut Oil,Mustard Oil,Mustard Oil,Olive Oil,Rice Bran Oil,Soyabean Oil,Sunflower Oil,Til Oil,Vanaspati.There is a diffrent type variety of cooking oils available in the market; sunflower oil, saffola oil, groundnut oil, rice bran oil, olive oil to name a few. Some people also use other types of fats such as ghee for cooking. Ghee is considered to be healthy since ancient times in India. It is also known to have some medicinal properties. It is really interesting to know how ghee is different from various cooking oils.The basic difference in these two types of fats lies in the amount of cholesterol in them. Ghee is prepared from boiling and clarifying the butter (milk fat) i.e. ghee originates from an animal source. Therefore, ghee contains cholesterol. If taken in excess, ghee can increase the blood-cholesterol. High blood cholesterol is a risk for heart diseases.There are a wide variety of cooking oils from plant sources such as olive oil, palm oil, soybean oil, canola oil (rapeseed oil), corn oil, peanut oil and other vegetable oils, as well as animal-based oils like butter and lard. Oil can be flavoured with aromatic foodstuffs such as herbs, chillies or garlic.Cooking oils are extracted out of a variety of oil-seeds which are plant-based food products. Thus, cooking oils are natural ‘cholesterol free’. But beware!!! If taken in excess, another type of fats in cooking oils are converted to cholesterol in our liver!Other difference is oil is in liquid state at room temperature whereas ghee solidifies at room temperature, especially in cold weather. Where cooking is done on the very high flame, ghee is considered to be a better medium for cooking as it does not smoke easily.Oil is subjected to very high temperatures for deep frying and stir frying, which are common processes for cooking curries and vegetables in our kitchens.According to the experts, the best oil to buy are non-refined mustard oil, non-refined canola oil, ghee, a combination of canola and flaxseed oil and soyabean oil.
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