A Quick Guide To Cooking Oils

It seems like you can make oil out of pretty much anything these days and just by looks alone, there is not much difference. Let’s take a deeper dive into what should factor into your buying decision, from origin and nutrition to smoke points and best uses. We’ve outlined the most commonly discussed factors in the great oil debate to help you get clear on where you stand when it comes to oils.

by Marisa Lavalette

Types of cooking oil
man pouring olive oil on butternut squash

Culinary Algae Oil

Algae Oil


Extra Virgin Avocado Oil

Avocado Oil


Refined Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

Thrive Market

Virgin Coconut Oil Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil


Classic, Imported Olive Oil

Olive Oil

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