While the language of dietary fats relative to good health is complicated—is it polyunsaturated or monounsaturated, a trans fat oil (think “partially hydrogenated”), or saturated?—plant-based oils are now dominating kitchens. Safflower oil and nut-based oils are on the pantry shelves of almost two-thirds of home cooks, while olive oil is the standout of the past year. Almost half (56%) of home cooks report increasing their use of this monounsaturated oil, bringing it to par with coconut oil, canola oil, and butter. In contrast, use of animal-based, saturated fat oils has dropped. Discover seven more insights about healthful eating trends in the Allrecipes Measuring Cup Report posted here in the Allrecipes Newsroom.




— Posted by Judith H. Dern
Senior Communications Manager