Oils are vital to cooking, whether you use them to sauté, fry or bake. There are so many types of cooking oil on most grocery store shelves, it is difficult to know which to buy. If you are looking for an oil with little or no scent, you have a variety of options. From olive oil to coconut oil, plenty of oils are both healthy and scentless.
Visit the grocery store
The first step in finding a scentless cooking oil is to visit your local grocery store. Many heath food stores offer even larger selections of cooking oil than chain grocery stores.
The next step is choosing a cooking oil. Many oils have no scent when cooked below their smoke point. These include avocado oil, canola oil, peanut oil, coconut oil, olive oil and rice bran oil. Refined versions of these oils have less scent and flavor than their unrefined versions, and are usually better for high-heat cooking. Avocado oil is one of the best for high-heat cooking.
If your cooking oil continues to smell while cooking, try turning down the heat. Most oils produce a scent when burned. Check you cooking oil bottle for its smoke point. That's the temperature at which the oil begins to smoke and produce fumes.
The final step in the process of finding a scentless cooking oil is to try cooking with it. Experiment with frying and sautéing and soon you will find your favorite scentless cooking oil.
Tips & Warnings
- Store your cooking oil away from heat and light to preserve it.
- When cooking with oil be sure to use caution, as hot oil can burn you.
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