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Re-heating used cooking oil? You're playing with fire by doing that

Sep 05, 2021 15:05 IST | By Editorji News Desk

Right from frying pakoras to sautéing vegetables, oil is an essential part of cooking, especially in Indian households. Since it is so frequently used people often tend to reuse it several times to minimise wastage. But is it okay to reuse oil like that? Well, let us tell you that this practice can be extremely unsafe and even lead to serious health problems.

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According to the US National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), reheating of cooking oil leads to the release of toxic substances that are harmful to human life. It can also cause major chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension and cardiac problems. Other health risks involved with eating food made in reheated cooking oil include acidity, obesity, increased cholesterol levels and blood pressure.

As per Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) guidelines, re-heating oil should be strictly avoided and in case you have to reuse it, a maximum of three times is permitted to avoid the formation of trans-fat. However, the number of times that one can safely reuse oil depends on what kind of food is being fried in it, what temperature was it heated to and for how long.

Therefore, it is advised to use a limited quantity of oil for cooking and frying to prevent wastage and further risk of re-use that comes with its set of side effects.

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