How many types of cooking oil are there?

In short, a lot more than I every knew about. olive oil

  1. Avocado Oil
  2. Canola Oil
  3. Coconut Oil
  4. Corn Oil
  5. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  6. Flax Seed Oil
  7. Grapeseed Oil
  8. Hemp Seed Oil
  9. Light Olive Oil
  10. Olive Oil
  11. Palm Oil
  12. Peanut Oil
  13. Sesame Oil
  14. Sunflower Oil
  15. Toasted Seed & Nut Oil
  16. Vegetable Oil

In a prior post, I mentioned that cooking oil has a maximum heating temperature, so be careful of the type of oil you use in cooking, baking, and salad dressings.

Bon Appetit has come out with a list of oils and the proper usage for each of them.  Here is a link to that information that you can read up on when time permits.

Everything You Need to Know About Choosing, Storing, and Cooking With Oil