Why Sunflower Oil is ideal for Indian cooking?
As Indians, we are lucky to have been able to taste a wide variety of cuisines without travelling far. The vastness of our geography and the richness of our soils have rewarded us with great food. Part of the reason why Indian food is a favourite of millions around the world is our sheer diversity in how we cook.
Traditional indian cooking involves tempering, sautéing, stir frying, deep frying, preserving and pickling to name a few. Even with a common ingredient like oil, Indians use different types – coconut oil, mustard oil, sesame, etc, for different cuisines. But the latest entrants in the market have left many confused about what’s right, what’s healthy and why it should be their choice for the kitchen.
The usual feature to look out for the smoke point of the oil. High heat in Indian cooking demands oils that retain nutrition and health while not impacting the flavour of the dish.
While many conventional oils meet these requirements they might not entirely suitable across cuisines for various reasons.
Some of these traditional oils are highly aromatic. Upon exposure to heat, they release their distinct flavours which affects the final flavour of the dish. This may be preferable in some cases. However, these oils cannot be used in all types of cooking. Some of them have allergens which makes them inconsumable by few. Excessive amounts of some of these oils also affect heart health and cholesterol levels.
However, in the last few years, sunflower oils have made their entry into our supermarket shelves and homes. This trend of shifting to the use of Sunflower oil is also based on consumer awareness on the limitations of the kitchen staple oils.
A neutral flavoured oil with a high smoking point would be an ideal solution to prepare different courses of meals. This oil should also have nutrients that help meet recommended intake levels.
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