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Which Oil is Better for Cooking: Mustard Oil or Coconut Oil?

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It is important that the cooking oil you use should be healthy enough to supply the essential nutrients to our body. Indian homemakers use both coconut as well as mustard oil for cooking and both has its own advantages in terms of nutritional values and health benefits which this short blog will cover.

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First and foremost, it should be noted that what oil someone uses is mainly dependent upon which region he or she comes from. For example, a South Indian may not use mustard oil as much as a North Indian does; this is because cultivation of Coconut trees is more concentrated in the South Indian regions than the northern parts of India. Body metabolism can be another key factor. Likewise, if you’re a North Indian, you will be better off using mustard oil for cooking.

What good can coconut oil do?

Coconut oil is great for weight loss, nourishment of skin and hair and treating mild infections. Besides almost every Asian country, coconut oil is highly popular in the US, Canada, Australia and Europe.

Advantages of Mustard Oil:

Mustard Oil is great for cardiovascular health. It is particularly rich in polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. Both help in reducing bad cholesterol and raising good cholesterol levels in our body. Once rumored to be ‘toxic’, mustard oil has quickly gone on to occupy kitchen shelves, and, in fact, has turned out to be one of the most recommended oils by dieticians, fitness trainers and nutritionists.


– Never mix these two oils hoping to get extra health benefits as each of them is completely unique in its composition

– Both oils must be stored in a cool place and never be exposed to direct sunlight.

How you use both these oils can alter your lifestyle, diet program and eating habits. All said and done, a doctor’s advice is recommended in any case.