When it comes to cooking with oil, smoke points are very important. These numbers indicate at what temperature a particular type of oil will smoke at. If your cooking process goes above that, your oil may impart an unwanted burned flavor into your product. This is key for allowing manufacturers to choose the right oils for their production.
The accurate smoke point for each type of oil may depend on who you ask. You may get different smoke point temperature information from different suppliers -- even when they are supplying the same type of oil. Smoke points can also vary based on if the oil is high oleic, if it's refined, if it's expeller pressed vs. solvent, and many other characteristics.Continue Reading