Click the image below to download the smoke points table in .pdf form!
Be sure not to be fooled by slick marketing of high smokepoint fats like grapeseed oil which can withstand temperatures up to 420°F/ 216°C. Despite the high smoke point, it is an unhealthy fat due to high levels of polyunsaturated fats which trigger inflammation when consumed to excess. Stick with the healthy traditional fats in the table below.
I was surprised to see that Olive Oil has a higher smoke point than coconut oil. I have been using coconut oil instead when making omelets, roasted potato wedges, and sweet potato fries in the oven because of a previous post on the Five Fats you must have in your kitchen. Is this new info? Have you changed the way you cook based on this?
The Healthy Home Economist
We still cook with coconut oil as much as possible – just careful not to heat it too high. Thanks for your comment, Shelly!
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Thank you! Printing now to hang on my refrigerator!