QUOTE (boobu @ Nov 7 2010, 05:20 PM)
No, they are not. it depends also on what you are using the oil for to ascertain the best oil for that purpose. coconut oil is best for frying as it can withstand high temperatures without burning or breaking down with free radicals as much as other oils. so in that case, it is best or healthiest to use (for frying).
there are a lot of good oils. sesame oil is known to also help lower cholesterol, blood pressure and reduce weight even. almond oil has healing benefits etc. there are a lot of good oils but they are usually too expensive to produce for mass consumption.
Wow! what are you talking about. I'm talking about cooking oils from the supermarket. I never seen almond oil or coconut oil at the supermarket(how much does stuff like that cost?)- I see vegetable oil, corn oil, canola oil, olive oil and that's it. (Also, lard, shortening, butter and margarine).
By the way, sesame oil can't be used for cooking in the same way as cooking oils, only flavoring because it burns easily. Besides, it's too expensive.