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    Default Differences in cooking oil?

    What's the differences between the oils? Which one should I use for what?

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    There's veggie, saflower, olive and evoo (extra virgin olive oil).

    It all depends on what recipe that you are using it for.
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    The main differences I can think of are flavor, smoke point and types of fat.

    For example olive oil has a lot of flavor and rice bran oil has a high smoke point. Olive oil has been said to have good fats that are good for your health.

    More information:
    HowStuffWorks "Cooking Oil Questions"

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    I have a bottle of basil-infused sunflower oil, and whatever I cook with it smells and tastes very heavenly!!
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    I use simple olive oil. Virgin or extra virgin are not really needed in about 95% of cooking. In the vast majority of what you are cooking you could not tell the difference between evoo or just oo.

    That being said I do have some basil infused olive oil and garlic/rosemary/black pepper corn infused oil. I did these myself. Small cruets filled with olive oil and the above ingredients. Put some place dark for a month. When you pull it out it will be stellar.

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    I always have olive and vegetable oils in cooking.This is healthy and thrifty at the same time to use.You can use it again for about three times in frying foods unlike the ordinary cooking oils.

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    Definitely the use of different cooking oil effects your taste of food. I personally use mustard oil for making vegetables, olive oil for making salads and vegetable oil for meat, this really enhances the flavor of your food

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    Aside from flavor differences there are health concerns with the various oils. Saturated fats vs unsaturated fats and so forth. It is hard to get educated and then they change what is good vs whats not.

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    I think there's also garlic-infused oil, but I haven't been able to find it.
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    Flax seeds and flax oil and Canola Oil are the top 2 most healthy oil. This oil has its correspondent recipe, Its up to what you want to cook or to make. Flax seeds are rich in soluble fiber and protein.

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