Cooking Oils 101 – OIL FORCE LLC

Cooking Oils 101

Health Research On Common Cooking Oils

Educating yourself about the latest culinary oils research is the best way to make smart, healthy food choices for your restaurant, food service or home. Below are links to studies, health recommendations, scientific literature, culinary oil trends and other best-sourced information that will give you the tools you need to make an educated choice. We will be adding new information as we uncover and verify it. We encourage you to do your own research on culinary oils and their health profiles.


Healthiest Cooking Oil Comparison Chart with Smoke Points and Omega 3 Fatty Acid Ratios
(Knowing the smoke point of oils is important because heating oil to the point where the oil begins to smoke produces toxic fumes and harmful free radicals. )


High Oleic Sunflower Oil
(Substitution of foods rich in saturated fat with foods rich in high-oleic-acid sunflower oil and margarine has favorable outcomes on blood lipids and factor VIIc. This oil presents another useful source of MUFA for diets aimed at prevention of heart disease.)

Understanding oil absorption during deep-fat frying
(One of the most important quality parameters of fried food is the amount of fat absorbed during the process, which undermines recent consumer trends toward healthier food and low-fat products. In order to obtain a product with a low fat content, it is essential to understand the mechanisms involved during the frying process, so that oil migration into the structure can be minimized.)

Adding monounsaturated fatty acids to a dietary portfolio of cholesterol-lowering foods in hypercholesterolemia

(For patients who consumed the dietary portfolio high in monounsaturated fat, HDL cholesterol rose, whereas for those consuming the dietary portfolio low in monounsaturated fat, HDL cholesterol did not change.)

Frying stability of high oleic sunflower oils as affected by composition of tocopherol isomers and linoleic acid content.
(…high oleic sunflower oil containing lower amount of linoleic acid showed superior frying stability compared to the sample with a higher content of linoleic acid,…)

Monounsaturated Fats
(Monounsaturated fats can help reduce bad cholesterol levels in your blood which can lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.)

9 GMO Ingredients to Avoid

Is sunflower genetically modified (GMO)?

Should I be concerned about allergies when eating sunflower seeds or oil?
(Confirmed cases of individuals allergic to sunflower seeds/oil are very rare.)

Determining Frying Oil Degradation by Near Infrared Spectroscopy Using Chemometric Techniques
(…degradation com-pounds of frying oil have a negative effects on humanhealth such as digestion system problems, cardiovasculardiseases and mutations…)

Heart-Healthy Oils: They’re Not All Created Equal
(…when it comes to cardiovascular health, the type of fat is more important than the amount of fat…)

In the News:
Jump-Start Your Health in 2017 With a Cooking-Oil Upgrade
(our oil of choice, poured onto a pan or mixed into a dish, is just as important for wellness as the farmer’s market selections that make up the meal.)

The common oil that science now shows is worse than sugar
(If you think that sugar is the unhealthiest thing you can eat, you’re wrong. Apparently, the Worst Food on the Planet Award should actually go to soybean oil, suggests new findings published in the journal PLoS One.)

Cheap Cooking Oils Proven as Major Weight Villains
(The authors provide persuasive evidence that America’s widespread intake imbalance between omega-6 and omega-3 fats promotes obesity and diabetes.)

GMO Purge Could Create the ‘Chipotle of’ Supply Chain Challenges for Restaurants
(Chipotle Mexican Grill and Panera Bread for years have led the fast-casual restaurant segment, and their moves away from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and toward more natural ingredients are likely to remake and influence the industry once again.)

High Oleic Sun២ower Oil
(We’ve often heard how high oleic sunflower oil is good for health. However, why is this oil touted for its health benefits? What is the difference between the fat content in this oil and other vegetable oils? Let’s find out…)

Higholeic oils provide solutions for FDA’s transfat ban
(…the final cost actually turns out to be lower because high-oleic oils last longer…)

Food manufacturers see sunflower oil as healthier non-GMO Option
(More food manufacturers are switching to sunflower oil because of its “clean,” non-GMO, and trans fat free status, and consumer perception as a healthier oil.)

The Truth About Canola Oil
(…canola is a GMO from Big Agriculture that comes from a foreign land….)

Tidal wave of food manufacturers switching to sunflower oil to avoid toxic GMO corn, soy and canola oils
(In an effort to avoid the health-harming problems caused by GMO soy, corn and canola oils, food manufacturers are turning to the cleaner, non-GMO benefits of sunflower oil.)

Assured non-GMO status creates growing demand for sunflower oil, lecithin
(Demand for sunflower products such as oil and lecithin is booming as food manufacturers and restaurants look for non-GMO alternatives to GMO-risk soybean and canola oil.)

7 Reasons Canola Oil Is Bad for Brain Health
(Learn in-depth why canola oil, and the way it’s processed, is bad for your brain (and overall) health.)

(High oleic oil is any oil that is high in monounsaturated fats.)