Not all cooking oils are created equal. They differ in their amounts of antioxidants, fats and even their calorie counts. Scroll through the slides to find out how many calories your favourite cooking oil contain.
Sesame oil: The oil contains linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid, which plays a key role in lowering the blood levels of bad cholesterol. Plus, one teaspoon sesame oil contains around 39 calories.
Olive oil: Antioxidants in olive oil are beneficial to bolster your metabolism and keep your weight in check. One teaspoon olive oil contains around 39 calories.
Canola oil: Canola oil contains 39.8 calories. It can help those on a cholesterol-reducing diet. It includes less than 10 percent saturated fat from total daily calories, minimal trans fat and no more than 300 mg of cholesterol per day.
Mustard oil: Although mustard oil contains 39.8 calories, do not overuse mustard oil as it contains erucic acid which can be toxic to the body if consumed in excess, says nutritionist Neha Chandna.
Soyabean oil: One serving of soybean oil contains about 8g of polyunsaturated fat which helps in reduction of cholesterol levels but stick to just one teaspoon as it contains around 40 calories.
Groundnut oil: Groundnut oil or peanut oil contains good monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats and is low in bad saturated fats. One teaspoon peanut oil also contains around 40 calories.
Rice bran oil: Rice bran oil has been popular as a healthy source of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, both of which can have a positive effect on your weight loss goals. However, make sure to use it in moderation as one tsp oil contains 40.5 calories.
Coconut oil: This oil contains medium chained triglycerides that can be readily used as a source of fuel by your body. One teaspoon coconut oil also contains around 40.5 calories.
Sunflower oil: Sunflower oil is rich in Vitamin E which is a powerful antioxidant. However, one teaspoon sunflower oil contains around 41.5 calories.