Polyunsaturated Fats

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Preparation, Uses, & Tips

Polyunsaturated fats are extremely vulnerable to damage from heat, so they are not suitable for high-temperature cooking. These oils are best used in salad dressings, sauces, and dips. To add flavor to grains and stir-fry dishes, sprinkle the cooked food with flaxseed oil just before serving.

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