December 6, 2014 11:15 am 5 Comments
Over the last few weeks, these blogs have taken a close look at some of the different types of oil stocked by Naturally Good Food. We’ve covered oils from sesame to safflower, hemp to walnut: cold-pressed and non-cold-pressed, virgin and standard. We’ve looked at oils for cooking, for drizzling, for massaging and for presents. We’ve considered the health benefits of each and every one of them.
But if you only had enough money, or kitchen space, for one bottle of oil – which would be the best one to get?
As with everything else, it depends on what exactly you’re looking for. We can’t be entirely prescriptive: some people simply prefer the taste of one oil to another. Here, then, are our subjective views as to which oil might be ‘the one’ for you!
For all-round cooking: olive oil
For all-round health benefits: extra-virgin olive oil
For baking and desserts: safflower oil
For Asian dishes: toasted sesame oil
For the highest Omega 6 content: safflower oil
For the B Vitamins: hazelnut oil
For cardiovascular health and lower cholesterol levels: hemp oil
For extra zinc and to boost reproductive health: pumpkin oil
For those on a low-fat diet: grapeseed oil
For help with high blood pressure, inflammation or water retention: flaxseed oil
For commercial levels of deep-frying: peanut oil
For athletes: flaxseed oil
For bees: Clearspring organic rapeseed oil
For a ‘locally produced’ oil: rapeseed oil from Suffolk Gold
For a novelty present: safflower oil
For decorative use: rapeseed oil from Suffolk Gold
For the most exclusive oil: Argan oil
We haven’t considered coconut oil in this round-up, simply because it tends to appeal in a somewhat different way to these more standard bottles. However, coconut oil ticks almost all the boxes we’ve noted above, and no discussion of oils can be complete without mentioning it. Click here to see all the coconut oil we sell.argan oil, Clearspring, cold-pressed oil, extra virgin olive oil, flaxseed oil, grapeseed oil, hazelnut oil, hemp oil, olive oil, Omeg-A-Day blend, peanut oil, pumpkin oil, rapeseed oil, safflower oil, sesame oil, Suffolk Gold, sunflower oil, toasted sesame oil, walnut oil
Categorised in: Cold Pressed Oils
This post was written by Yzanne