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Monounsaturated Fats

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Preparation, Uses, & Tips

Due to their stable chemical nature, monounsaturated oils are suitable for low, medium, and high-temperature cooking. Olive oil, rich in flavor, is used frequently in marinades, sauces, and salad dressings. Canola oil has a milder flavor, which makes it good for baking. Peanut oil is often used in Asian cooking and to make salad dressings and sauces.

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