Every experienced home cook knows that there is no shortage of options of oils to choose from for their kitchen. The cooking oil aisle at the grocery store seems to be growing in every direction each year! It’s almost overwhelming at times, and it can leave you questioning everything you think you know about food and cooking.
Here at Cocina, we’re all about making delicious, wholesome food easier to cook. So let’s start by simplifying your cooking oil selection. How do we go about narrowing down all the options to just one? We trust the tried and true process of elimination.
Do you need an oil with a high smoke point? Then olive oil is out. Do you not want to taste the oil in everything you cook? Adios coconut oil! Are you mindful of your cholesterol? Say “bye-bye” to butter and margarine. That leaves us with one of the great options – Mazola® Corn Oil.
Corn oil is a versatile oil to use in your kitchen. Some say that’s mainly because of its neutral flavor profile. It doesn’t overpower any of the flavors of your food, no matter what you’re cooking. From spicy to sweet, sour to savory, cooking with Mazola® Corn Oil ensures your taste buds are getting the full flavor experience of your fresh ingredients!
This is an especially important feature for an oil to have when it comes to baking. Think about it. The last thing you want your beautiful baked goods to taste like avocado oil. Baking with Mazola® Corn Oil ensures that your sweet-toothed friends and family fully enjoy your desserts.
You know the saying, “If you can’t stand the heat, then get out of the kitchen”. It’s time to substitute butter and olive oil for Mazola® Corn Oil! Another great feature that highlights corn oil’s versatility is its high smoke point.
When you saute, grill, and stir-fry you need an oil that can withstand high temperatures. For example, cooking a perfect meat dish starts with getting that beautiful sear on the outside of the rack of lamb. The sear adds color, texture and an amazing smoky flavor. You can only achieve a truly professional sear with a pan and oil that can hold up in extreme heat.
Finishing off that rack of lamb in the oven with a good high-heat roast in a little Mazola® Corn Oil keeps the meat juicy on the inside and stops the dish from drying out. It just so happens to be a great bonus that you can do it all in the same pan and with the same oil, saving you time on dirty dishes after dinner!
If you’re like most people around the world, you have someone in your family who suffers from high-cholesterol. When someone has too much bad cholesterol, health problems, such as heart disease, may develop. It’s an extremely unfortunate fact that the #1 cause of death in America is heart disease. As the cooks in our families, it’s a lot of pressure knowing that so much heart disease and high-cholesterol is caused by unhealthy diets. So, what can we do to protect the people we care about?
Diets don’t only consist of ingredients like meat, vegetables, fruits, and grains. Diets consist of everything we combine those ingredients with to create our favorite dishes. That absolutely includes cooking oil.
Now, you may be thinking, “Oh, great! Another thing to stress about when it comes to choosing the right cooking oil!”, but don’t worry! An easy way to help reduce cholesterol is by replacing butter, margarine or other higher saturated fat oils with Mazola® Corn Oil.*
It’s simple, really. Mazola® Corn Oil can do it all, and all while being a heart-healthy**ingredient you’ll find yourself reaching for every day in your kitchen.
This is article is broutgh to you by Mazola® Corn Oil.
*To achieve cholesterol reduction, one serving of Mazola® cooking oil must be part of a healthy diet and replace a similar amount of butter or other higher saturated fat oil.
**Very limited and preliminary scientific evidence suggests that eating about 1 tablespoon (16 grams) of corn oil daily may reduce the risk of heart disease due to the unsaturated fat content in corn oil. FDA concludes that there is little scientific evidence supporting this claim. To achieve this possible benefit, corn oil is to replace a similar amount of saturated fat and not increase the total number of calories you eat in a day. One serving of this product contains 14 grams of corn oil.