Vegetable Oils

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Foods Included

Olive oil, Canola oil

Description

Canola oil is commonly used in cooking and for sautéing foods. It contains both omega-6 and omega-3 essential fatty acids, which help our body work normally and reduce inflammation. Olive oil is made by pressing whole olives. It tastes great in salads and drizzled over foods.

Buy It

  • Check the "best by" date on the container to make sure it's still fresh.
  • Look for the words "extra virgin" on the label of olive oil for the highest quality.

Store It

  • Store in cool, dark place to keep oil from going bad.

Cook It

  • Coat vegetables and meat for sautéing or baking.
  • Make your own salad dressings

Why It's Great

  • Helps control blood sugar levels
  • Reduces inflammation

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