Hi - We accidently picked up sunflower oil instead of olive oil - how is this best used? Is this ok to use for everyday cooking?
I've recently started using sunflower oil. It is a neutral oil, more like canola. The nutritional value is supposed to be very good. I expect to continue using it because I don't believe it has the questions that canola raises about its purity and safety -- as far as I know, sunflower seed hasn't been breached by GM attention. It won't take the place of olive oil, though -- in terms of flavor and cultural status.
pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.
Another advantage is that it has a higher smoke point than olive oil. But yes, it does lack the flavor of olive oil.
Please enter a valid email address.
Well played. You deserve a cookie.
Community member em-i-lis cooks from Amanda & Merrill's new book
Make Weeknight Cooking Smoother and Stress-Free
Almond Apple Pie
This Week's Fall Cookbook Cake Parade
Jet black desserts—boo!
Unexpected Places We Found Food This Week
prevented successful signup:
We'll never post anything without your permission.
prevented successful login:
Thanks for signing up!
Connect with us to get more Food52!
Sign up for our useful, inspired emails and we'll
give you everything you need to eat and live better—including
recipes, how-tos, and exclusives and great gift ideas from our
kitchen and home shop.