Think you know all about healthy cooking oils? Well, there's a new kid on the block: pecan oil. Not only is it lower in saturated fat than olive oil (7% versus olive oil's 14%), it's also quite versatile.
First and foremost, food should taste good. Pecan oil has a light, buttery, slightly nutty taste that imparts a touch of flavor but is neutral enough to use in all manner of sautées and salad dressings. It's also a delicious new oil to try in your favorite recipe for homemade mayonnaise.
You can even deep fry with pecan oil. It has a smoke point of 470°F (that's the temperature at which it starts smoking), which is even higher than peanut and soybean oil (each has a smoke point of 450°F).