News Center

The company attaches importance to the role and training of technical talents, actively introduces foreign technical experience,and through the perfect quality management system certification, production of marketable high and new, sharp products, thus in a variety of fuel, rice, wheat, corn, and other areas of the processing machinery and equipment have domestic advantage.

Is it better to put peanut oil, rapeseed oil, lard, or olive oil in cooking?

August 31, 2021

Is it better to put peanut oil, rapeseed oil, lard, or olive oil in cooking? In fact, many vegetable oils can be used for cooking, such as peanut oil, olive oil, rapeseed oil, soybean oil and so on. Let's first classify these four oils. Lard is animal oil, and peanut oil, rapeseed oil and olive oil are vegetable oils.

The biggest difference between animal oil and vegetable oil is that animal oil contains high saturated fatty acids, while vegetable oil contains high unsaturated fatty acids. High saturated fatty acid is not good for health, it is easy to induce three highs and high cholesterol. Unsaturated fatty acids are good for health, contain nutrients that the human body cannot synthesize, and break down cholesterol.

Different measurement standards will lead to different recommended results. Therefore, before we measure the quality of the four edible oils, we must first set a good measurement standard. Next, we will explain the characteristics of each edible oil in detail from four perspectives: health, deliciousness, cooking, and purchase.


Cooking oil


1. With health as the standard, olive oil is the best:

(1) Advantages of olive oil:

Olive oil contains 80% unsaturated fatty acids, which is the highest among vegetable oils, and helps prevent and treat hyperlipidemia, fatty liver, and cardiovascular diseases. Peanut oil, rapeseed oil, and lard are not as effective as olive oil.

Olive oil contains squalene, which is not found in the other three edible oils, and contains 130-700 mg per 100 grams of olive oil. Squalene is a natural anti-oxidant, which has the effects of beautifying, anti-aging, detoxifying and anti-fatigue.

(2) Disadvantages of olive oil:

Extra virgin olive oil that has been pressed at low temperature is the best quality and can be consumed directly or diluted for application to the skin. But the price is relatively high, 500ml sells for around 70 yuan.

The smoke point of olive oil is relatively low. When heated to 100°C, the nutrients in olive oil will be oxidized and burned, which is not suitable for high-temperature cooking.

(3) Cooking with olive oil:

Olive oil is more suitable for low-temperature cooking, and it has the best nutritional effect when used in cold dishes.

(4) Purchase of olive oil:

Extra virgin olive oil has the highest quality, other grades are squeezed 2-3 times after virgin pomace, and the quality of the oil is seriously degraded


olive oil


2. With deliciousness as the standard, lard or peanut oil is the best:

(1) Advantages of lard:

Lard contains 42% saturated fatty acids, which makes cooking more fragrant and delicate.

Food made of lard has the effect of reducing dryness and nourishing

(2) Disadvantages of lard:

High content of saturated fatty acids can easily cause obesity and elevated cholesterol

Lard is easy to oxidize and deteriorate, rancid lard is toxic

(3) Cooking of lard:

The smoke point of lard is relatively low, and the temperature is too high, which is easy to cause oxidation, which is not only lack of nutrients but also harmful to health

(4) Purchase of lard:

Usually after buying pork, the fat in the pork is refined into lard. You can also buy lard directly. It costs about 120 yuan for 5 kg.

3. People in many places do not eat lard, it is recommended to buy peanut oil

(1) Advantages of peanut oil:

Peanut oil contains 41% oleic acid and 37% linoleic acid, which is beneficial for lowering cholesterol

Peanut oil has a strong fragrance, which helps to increase the fragrance and taste of food

(2) Disadvantages of peanut oil:

Low-quality peanut oil contains aflatoxin, which is a substance that induces cancer and is harmful to health

(3) Cooking of peanut oil:

Peanut oil has a higher smoke point and is suitable for a variety of cooking methods

(4) Purchase of peanut oil:

It is recommended to buy branded products from large companies, with guaranteed quality and no aflatoxin


peanut oil


4. With cooking as the standard, rapeseed oil is the best:

(1) Advantages of rapeseed oil:

The human body’s absorption rate of rapeseed oil has reached 99%, and nutrients are easily absorbed

Rapeseed oil is rich in vitamin E, containing 61 mg per 100 grams. Conducive to maintaining vitality and delaying aging.

(2) Disadvantages of rapeseed oil:

Rapeseed oil has high erucic acid content, which is not good for people with high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease

(3) Cooking of rapeseed oil:

High smoke point, suitable for all kinds of cooking techniques

(4) Purchase of rapeseed oil:

Rapeseed oil is the three main oil species in China and is widely used. The price is lower, you can buy 5 liters of medium and high quality rapeseed oil for 60-80 yuan


rapeseed oil


5. Taking purchase as the standard, it is recommended to use one's own consumption power

(1) Olive oil: retail price of 500ml is 70 yuan

(2) Lard: The retail price of 5 kg is 120 yuan

(3) Peanut oil: retail price of 5 liters is 140 yuan

(4) Rapeseed oil: retail price of 5 liters is 70 yuan

Unified accounting for 5 kg: olive oil price: 760 yuan, lard 120 yuan, peanut oil 152 yuan, rapeseed oil 76 yuan.

To summarize: olive oil, lard, peanut oil, rapeseed oil, which one is better? Measured by health standards, virgin olive oil is the best. In terms of deliciousness, lard and peanut oil are the best. Measured by cooking standards, rapeseed oil is the best. But how do you choose in the end? We still have to combine our own health status and spending power. I personally suggest that edible oils can be eaten well with different varieties. I suggest that you diversify your family's oil products, including peanut oil, soybean oil, rapeseed oil, salad oil and other so-called "bulk oils", as well as olive oil, linseed oil, and perilla. Oil, walnut oil, grape seed oil, sunflower seed oil, corn oil, etc. Because each kind of oil is rich in various nutrients, it is also beneficial to the body.

If you want to learn about edible oil processing technology, please feel free to contact us.