Not only will these specialty oils make your next salad sing and amplify your marinades, but they’re also brimming with healthy benefits. Read on to check out our favorite superfood oils for seriously sensational flavor.
Is Oil Good for You?
For years, oil was a blanket term for everything from canola to olive and it got a bad reputation for being high in fat and bad for cholesterol levels. But the truth is that not all oil is created equal. We may already know the benefits of coconut and olive oil, but there are tons of superfood oils that are loaded with good-for-you nutrients like omegas, vitamins, and heart-healthy monounsaturated fat (walnut oil, hemp seed oil, and macadamia oil all fall into this category). So what falls into the less-than-healthy category? Partially hydrogenated oils—or trans fats—like chemically altered vegetable oil can lower levels of good cholesterol. This is why the American Heart Association recommends that no more than 1 percent of your total daily calories come from trans fat.
Top Specialty Oil Brands
What’s so special about these speciality oil brands? Learn more about some of our must-haves.
From hemp-based protein powder to rich coconut oil, Nutiva products are loaded with superfoods so you can get the most out of every meal. Plus, the brand uses sustainable farming practices and maintains strong relationships with local farmers.
Napa Valley Naturals
Working directly with farmers who use sustainable agriculture practices, Napa Valley Naturals offers a selection of premium oils and vinegars and also donates a percentage of its profits to nonprofits that help protect the environment.
FODY Foods believes that nothing should get in the way of enjoying great food–even IBS. That’s why this digestive health-focused brand takes the guesswork out of shopping low-FODMAP by providing oils, condiments and snacks that will keep you feeling your best.
Best Specialty Oil
You’ll want to add these unique oils to your pantry lineup.
Nutiva Organic Red Palm Oil
This lesser-known oil is rich in vitamin A and E and is grown on small, family-owned, organic farms in Ecuador where it does not contribute to deforestation or habitat destruction.
Napa Valley Naturals Organic Toasted Sesame Oil
Infuse your next recipe with nutty sesame flavor with this expeller pressed, Certified Organic toasted sesame oil that’s roasted at low temperatures to maintain its richness.
Low-FODMAP Specialty Oils
Keep your digestive tract on the right track with these low-FODMAP selections.
FODY Foods Garlic Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil
This certified low-FODMAP garlic-infused oil, which is made in Italy using just extra-virgin olive oil and garlic, will help keep digestive issues at a minimum without sacrificing richness.
Napa Valley Naturals Organic Cold Pressed Sesame Oil
Perfect for dressings and marinades, this organic oil is made from sesame seeds that have been cold pressed at temperatures below 98.5 degrees F for a light and delicate sesame flavor.
Garlic Gold Infused Organic Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Infused with subtle yet delicious garlic essence, this extra-virgin olive oil is great for stir-frys, roasted potatoes, sauces, or used as a finishing oil.
Omega-Rich Specialty Oils
Get a dose of healthy fats with these omega-filled favorites.
Mac Nut Oil Macadamia Oil
Crafted from the finest tree-ripened Australian macadamia nuts and mechanically cold pressed without solvents or chemicals, this high-quality oil boasts high levels of monounsaturated fats. The presence of antioxidants give it a very long and stable shelf life, even if left unrefrigerated.
Nutiva Organic Cold-Pressed Hemp Seed Oil
This cold-pressed, unrefined hemp seed oil contains the ideal 3:1 omega-6 to omega-3 ratio, which helps metabolize fat. Enjoy raw or gently heated to get the most from these essential fatty acids.
La Tourangelle Roasted Walnut Oil
You’ll go nuts for this walnut oil, which is slowly roasted to perfection, expeller-pressed, and lightly filtered. It’s perfect for adding a wow factor to salads, pasta, grilled fish and meat, and even pastries.
Recipes, Tips, and More
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