Gone are the days when all you had to do was choose between sunflower or olive oil. Now it seems you can by the oil from just about every plant, nut or seed out there but should we be adding them to our stir fries or drizzling them over our salads? Lets Find out...
Top rated - Rapeseed Oil
Rapeseed oil contains omegas 3, 6 and 9, essential fatty acids so it's great for heart health, brain health and joint mobility. It is also a rich, natural source of vitamin E ï¿½ essential for healthy skin and a strong immune system. High in mono-unsaturated fats and with less than half the cholesterol raising, saturated fats of olive oil it is one of the few natural oils that can be heated to deep-frying temperature without its antioxidants, character, colour and flavour spoiling. In short, one of the best oils there is and what's more ï¿½ some of the very best rapeseed oils are produced right here in Britain.
Best all rounder - Olive Oil
Best for tight budgets - Sunflower Oil
Best for high temperatures - Groundnut Oil
Best for adding flavour - Sesame Oil
Best for rice dishes - Avocado Oil
Best oils for dressings and dipping - Walnut Oil
Best for Vegetarian's - Linseed Oil
Best for drizzling - Hazelnut Oil