oil spray myths, debunked.
Oil—arguably one of the most important ingredients in cooking, and the pantry stable you can hardly live without. As with any cooking spray, or in particular that of Alfa Rice Bran, there are also a few myths about its use and health benefits.
So, we spoke to our in-house expert, Tim, who generously debunked some of the myths and outlined some important tips—from your cooking preference right down to the ingredients you're using—to look out for when you embark on your next tasty adventure in the kitchen.
Ready to make sure your meal comes out extra delicious? Let’s have a read!
Your Air-Fryer Cooking Essential
Generally speaking, the best oils are high smoke point—or flashpoint—oils that won’t burn at high temperatures.
Because air fryer cooking has the cooking element/coils close to the food, this gives ways to potential smoking and burning, compromising the taste of your dish.
As a ‘high smoke point’ oil, Rice Bran makes sure that your dish not only can be cooked the way it’s meant to be prepared, it also ensures that it tastes just right!
Low-Fat & Low-Calorie Cooking
Did you know that a one-second spray only contains about 7 calories and 1 gram of fat? In comparison, a tablespoon of butter and olive oil contain over 100 calories and 12 to 14 grams of fat, respectively.
If you are looking for a healthier diet, look no further!
Well, What About Barbecues
Not a problem at all! As you may already know, oil sprays are great for barbecues, and is usually preferred for lubricating your grills prior to cooking!
Just a heads up, never—NEVER—oil the BBQ; oiling the food is more than sufficient.
Keeping Avocados from Browning And Sticky Ingredients from Sticking
Fun fact: spraying an avocado with non-stick cooking spray can create an oxygen-proof barrier. It works—surprise!—better than rubbing on oil or wrapping the avocado with plastic wrap.
And last but not least—cooking spray keeps stubborn, sticky ingredients like honey or peanut butter from sticking to the inside of your favourite measuring cup!
After all, cooking spray is really just a pressurized and watered-down oil. So don’t worry if that’s not your thing, feel free to use olive oil or avocado oil as substitutes—they’re unique in their own ways!
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