Healthy Oils turn into Trans Fats If You…

Oil and Candy Thermometer

…bake or fry with them at a temperature BEYOND their burning point (or smoke point).  Use a instant read thermometer specially made for oil temperatures that can reach up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.  Below are roughly the burning point temps for some commonly used oils. 

BURNING POINT OF COOKING OILS 

OILS 

225°

Flaxseed, unrefinedSafflower, unrefined

350°

ButterCoconut

356° F – 370°

Vegetable Shortening 

361° F – 401°

Lard 

375°

Olive 

440°

Peanut 

450°

Corn 

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