Cooking oils are the most essential component of a kitchen. but with variety of oils available in the market it is difficult to judge which is ideal for your health. Sunflower oil introduced in India by the British has been used in Indian homes for a very long time however with changing times newer varieties of oils have been introduced and marketed under the disguise of being low on cholesterol and healthy for your heart. This raises a question about the ideal cooking oil one should use as there are various myths around them. What is an ideal cooking oil?