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Posted May 19, 2021 in

What’s the best oil to cook popcorn kernels in?

Peanut Oil is our first choice for the most flavorful, rich, and buttery-like vegetable oil for popping popcorn. Coconut oil is a great choice as well.

Clarified butter is another great choice for buttery popcorn. Regular butter will burn and smoke if used, so make sure it is clarified butter. Ghee may be a substitute to try as well.

If avoiding saturated fats and dairy fats is an important part of your dietary plan, we’d recommend trying corn oil. Sunflower oil is also a good choice. Many vegetables oils are suitable to use, but you may notice differences in flavor and temperature that oils start to ‘smoke’.