Is Coconut Oil the “Best” Oil to Use? Coconut oil has received many positive reviews which may lead some to believe that it is the best oil to use when cooking, but is this true? Coconut oil is good for frying because it has a high smoke point, meaning that the oil can reach high temperatures without burning. It also has a “nutty” flavour that complements flavours in baked goods well. More research is required to confirm the possible health benefits of coconut oil. It is currently recommended to use coconut oil in small amounts for special occasions and to use heart-healthy oils such as canola and olive oil more frequently. Proper portioning is important because too much of any oil or fat can cause weight gain. For more information about coconut oil, visit: www.unlockfood.ca/en/Articles/Fat/I-ve-heard-that-coconut-oil-is-the-best-oil-to-use.aspx... See MoreSee Less
It's #CdnAgDay, why not celebrate by watching #BeforeThePlate for free. This documentary follows the journey of Canadian food before it hits the plates at Toronto's Canoe Restaurant. www.beforetheplate.com/landing
Eating frozen fruit is a great way for you to increase your daily fruit and vegetable intake. Canada's Food Guide has recommended that we participate in the Half Your Plate initiative, filling half your plate with vegetables and fruit. - Frozen fruits and vegetables are a great option in the winter months because a lot of the nutrients are maintained through the freezing process. -It saves you time in the kitchen because you don't have to chop, peel, or wash the fruit.
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