Which oil should you use?

Butter, Margarine, Corn Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil…. how do you know which one is the right one to use? Health benefits vs cooking benefits, which one should you focus on? Butter is a dairy product made from the fat and protein components of milk or cream. Details on the different grades of butter can be found here. Margarine is a butter substitute made from vegetable oils or animal fats. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is a liquid fat which is produced by pressing whole olives and extracting the oil. EVOO is considered an extremely healthy fat and is used as part of the Mediterranean diet. Corn Oil, as you can imagine, is oil extracted from the germ of corn. It has a very high smoke point when using it for cooking. Studies have shown that cooking with corn oil will lower LDL (bad) Cholesterol and Total Cholesterol.

Mazola® Corn Oil offers various types of cooking sprays and heart-healthy oils to help with any type of cooking preparation or recipes.

Below, please find a useful cart for converting Butter and Margarine into Mazola® Cooking Oils. You can find Mazola® Cooking Oils at your local Bashas’ in the baking aisle.