Saffola Active oil is a blend of 80% Rice bran oil and 20% refined Soybean oil.
This oil is high in PUFA and this PUFA is mostly omega 6 fats. As omega 6 PUFAs are susceptible to oxidation when heated, irrespective of the smoking point of Saffola Active, we do not recommend this oil for high heat cooking. Specifically, this oil must not be used for deep frying, tadka or heating in the pan with dry masalas. There is evidence that Oxidised PUFA is a source of toxicity in food and can cause a wide range of lifestyle diseases. Saffola Active may however, be used as a safe cooking oil for low heat cooking.
Using such oils as as the primary cooking medium may damage the Omega3 and Omega6 balance. We recommend that people exclusively using Saffola Active for cooking must supplement with Omega 3 to rebalance these fats in their diets. Lack of omega 6 and omega 3 balance can be harmful. Continue reading