Which is better? Avocado, coconut or olive oil?


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I have all three and use mostly avocado oil - I've heard that olive oil and coconut oil should not be used with high heat. I love to roast vegetables and have always used olive oil for that. Coconut oil seems to make things stick, even in my non-stick pans. So right now I'm using them all (plus ghee) but wondered if anyone had any thoughts....thanks!

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Do you have a copy of It Starts with Food


In there, while it says avocado oil is a decent choice for cooking (better than seed oils), it's not your best option re: high heat, as it's a monounsaturated fat. Olive oil is also a monounsaturated fat.

Saturated fats are your best choice for high heat cooking. That would include ghee and coconut oil.  Between the two, in my opinion, it boils down to taste and whatever flavor profile you're seeking in the food in which you're cooking.


My hunch is that it's not the coconut oil that's making things stick: it's that your pan is not hot enough when you add the oil to it.  Make sure the pan is nice and hot before adding the oil.


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