PLANT OILS:

Olive, co­conut, peanut, av­o­cado, wal­nut … there are many plant oils to choose from to­day, and they’re gen­er­ally con­sid­ered healthy op­tions— es­pe­cially if they’re cold-pressed and un­re­fined. But is there more to know? Take our quiz to find out.

Better Nutrition - - FRONT PAGE - BY VERA TWEED

Are They All Good for You?

1 . Which of these parts of a plant are most of­ten used to make oils?

a) Leaves b) Bark c) Flow­ers d) Seeds e) Stems

2 . How many calo­ries does a ta­ble­spoon of most plant oils con­tain?

a) 100 b) 110 c) 120 d) 130 e) 140

3. Olive oil is con­sid­ered to be ben­e­fi­cial be­cause:

a) It con­tains omega- 3 fat, the plant ver­sion of the healthy fat found in fish. b) It is anti- in­flam­ma­tory and rich in an­tiox­i­dants. c) Both of the above

4. The health­i­est type of olive oil is la­beled:

a) Pure olive oil b) Vir­gin olive oil c) Ex­tra- vir­gin olive oil

5. Which of these is rich­est in omega- 3 fats?

a) Wal­nut oil b) Flaxseed oil c) Chia seed oil d) Hemp seed oil

6. Canola oil is the same thing as rape­seed oil.

a) True b) False

7. Which of these oils should not be used for high- heat cook­ing?

a) Flaxseed oil b) Co­conut oil c) Peanut oil

8. Re­fined oils are treated with:

a) High heat b) Chem­i­cal sol­vents c) Bleach­ing agents d) All of the above

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