Although re-using cooking oil or animal fat is a somewhat common practice, it can pose some serious health hazards.
“The most common danger when recycling cooking oil is that it becomes rancid or spoiled. In addition to having strange flavors and odors, rancid oil may contain possibly carcinogenic free radicals that can raise a number of health challenges”.
Health researchers, recommend using fresh oil every time you cook as it is the healthiest option. A health researcher, with Superfoods and vital Greens limited , Charles Otchere is calling on Ghanaians to desist from the practice which is most common with street food vendors .
Ghanaians have also been cautioned to be selective with the types of oils they adopt for cooking.
Health Researcher, Rory Hills who shared his expertise on the subject on Ultimate radio advised consumers to examine cholesterol levels of the oils before use and calls for greater use of Coconut oils, palm oils and palm kernel oils since they are known to be beneficial to human needs and contain less cholesterol.