Cooking and oil go hand in hand just like bread and butter and every other type of comparison that you might put here.
In a country like India where food is of such exquisite quality and so rich and defined in flavors in taste, cooking oil plays a large role.
Frying is one of the most primary purposes of cooking oil in cooking.
There is a very common practice when using the oil by households and restaurants which is to constantly reuse cooking oil to help save money as cooking oil is costly in nature.
It is a harmful practice to do so, which is why we are here to present to you the harmful effects of reheating cooking oil.
There are plenty of harmful effects that are caused by the reuse of cooking oil, but we do understand and find the reasons stated by people to be valid and we want to address them first by providing you with alternative and then discuss about the harmful effects that might be on you if you do not use these alternatives.
Some of the most common alternatives are
Use limited amount of oil for frying: When frying, try and use limited amounts of oil which means that using only the required amount of oil for frying would help you have a more even fry of your dish without any oil being wasted that would be uneconomical for you.
Avoid deep frying items: Deep frying requires a lot of oil and most of it has to be left out after it has been used once so avoid this, you can use an air fryer or other you have to keep from deep frying if you are trying to save the money spent on cooking oil.
Avoid frying at high temperatures and the accumulation of food particles in the oil: These two suggestions or alternatives are here for the people who are sold on the idea of reusing oil.
This is one of the agreeable ways of reusing oil for frying again if these two conditions mentioned here have been looked after, however, using any oil more than twice is not possible.
Avoid using salt in the food while deep frying it, adding salt causes the oil to have a lower smoking point and once it has reached that point you cannot use it again. For your own wellbeing.
So, these were some of the best known alternatives on how to minimize the reuse of Oil while cooking.
Now it is important for us to look at the harms of reuse of oil so that we understand the importance of not doing this.
Reheating of oil is not a good option as it undergoes certain chemical changes and that produces certain harmful substances that can cause health complications for you later in life.
Other than it can also cause you problems such as heartburn, acidity, irritable throat and other problems.
Not to mention the reuse of oils can cause it become rancid and spoilt.
Reusing oil always brings with it weird flavors and smells as the oil carries with it some parts of the dish that was cooked earlier.
One of the most harmful aspects of this is that, it contains free radicals.
These are cells that are carcinogenic in nature meaning it can cause cancer or atherosclerosis by attaching itself to healthy cells inside our body.
These things are serious health concerns and should not be taken lightly.
Reheating vegetable oil and other cooking oils like sunflower oil and corn oil releases healthy amounts of aldehydes which are linked to cancer, heart disease and neuro-degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Trans fat is also found in reheated oil which is linked to all the diseases mentioned above such as cardiovascular diseases, stroke, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s disease and other liver disorders as well.
The main problem with reheating oil is that the more time it is reused, the more the amount of harmful substances increases in the oil this includes aldehydes which increase in folds every time there is an increase in number of times the oil is being used.
Aldehydes have been seen to cause some serious health problems later on in life which is the reason we request you to take it seriously.
So, these were some of the harmful effects of reheating cooking oil.
This blog was brought to you by KMP Oil
who happen to be one of the best Indian cooking oil manufacturers and this blog was presented in public interest being an oil company who strive to make the best quality oils in the industry according to every government standard we too request you to not reuse or reheat oil as for your own safety.