Default 150

Olive Oil Questions

Olive Oil

Paleo Questions

E3bf4144d93276ff13b4264af27eafd5
0
Votes
0
Answers
0
Views
36
by 3 · August 25, 2014 at 1:09 PM

Hi there, I was wondering what effect does putting oil on your skin have when it comes to vitamin D. I am trying to get my levels up, so I avoid excessive soapy showers after sun exposure and putting any cosmetics or sunscreens, but there is one... (more)

D09699d4e351f2e57466b11e1fb164b4
0
Votes
0
Answers
6
Views
398
by 0 · July 18, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Which is better? I currently cook with butter and coconut oil, but have read that olive oil contains a greater amount of vitamin E than CO. Should I switch?

Medium avatar
Chronic 0 · July 18, 2014 at 4:14 PM

I use both, coconut oil and/or ghee for cooking and olive oil for dressings & dips. I find coconut oil in a cooked meal is more satisfying than olive oil, but olive oil is more refreshing so goes better with raw veggies like salads, guacamole.... (more)

E6b48a8dd164b48a73653e9172e1e02e
0
Votes
0
Answers
2
Views
470
by 0 · April 30, 2014 at 9:57 AM

I've read a lot about the benefits, and I'm wondering about your opinions on them. If you have any knowledge to share about these three oils, that would be wonderful, especially if you've tried any or all at some point, too. Anyway, extra... (more)

De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c
Robert_13 0 · April 30, 2014 at 9:54 AM

I've found I prefer to have my fat with food rather than by itself, so veggies cooked in plenty of olive oil or lard, when I eat an avocado i fill up the scooped out pip hole with avocado oil, I do sometimes take some coconut oil on a long walk... (more)

54eb85f12ef6e51dd9705a4a01cb0f84
0
Votes
0
Answers
8
Views
1.4K
by 0 · March 04, 2014 at 7:22 AM

I love this stuff. I soak my veggies in it... my eggs... cook my wings with it... i use it at least once a twice a day with my meals. Is this okay? I am still into nutrition so trying to figure all of this out. Thanks guys

4a3e11b83837f1c1f22fc28122ed505e
Cookey 0 · March 02, 2014 at 8:57 AM

GiGi is on the money with that comment. My thoughts exactly :)

Medium avatar
0
Votes
0
Answers
8
Views
2.8K
by 583 · February 13, 2014 at 12:18 AM

I don't remember where I read it but is the omega 3 somehow reduced when sardines are canned in oil? I'm guessing it's just that they drained them and the lost olive oil had absorbed some of the omega 3. If you eat the olive oil too is it just... (more)

Aee8cea79626bff094db632599dc1f15
WildPlanetFoods 0 · February 13, 2014 at 12:18 AM

@Methodician glad you are enjoying our Wild Planet Tuna! We hand-cut and pack delicious sashimi grade tuna steaks. All the Omega 3 oils are retained and no liquid is added. This is 100% pure albacore tuna and sea salt in its own natural... (more)

B63bfb1625e6fe26535627971db4cb99
0
Votes
0
Answers
4
Views
780
by 0 · November 29, 2013 at 1:42 AM

So I don't really get a say in what I eat most of the time, but I take what I can get and it's mainly olive oil. I take around 3 - 4 tbsp a day. I also take around a tbsp of butter and sometimes half an avocado. I try my best to eat alot of... (more)

6ffe00e261b9efa69498eb714ff20297
sbaum1994 0 · November 29, 2013 at 1:42 AM

If you feel fine then I say go for it. Olive oil is conveniently great on everything. I wouldn't suggest just eating oil straight up all the time, where you're at seems fine, but if you feel you need more maybe try eating some fatty meat or... (more)

632e19971418f341ae99462309011ea7
0
Votes
0
Answers
12
Views
4.8K
by 0 · June 06, 2014 at 1:04 PM

hi, what do you think is the best moisturizer for the skin? greets, Stefan1011

Medium avatar
ShanynEats 0 · June 05, 2014 at 5:18 PM

It might be different for you depending on your skin, but I've found avocado oil to be pretty awesome for my sensitive and dry skin. I actually wash with olive oil, use essential/carrier oils for a serum, and then apply avocado oil for a... (more)

Medium avatar
0
Votes
0
Answers
10
Views
4.8K
by 583 · November 05, 2013 at 5:56 PM

A few times in a pinch we have stopped by the Ralph's deli in search of a healthy dinner or meal to go. When I asked what kind of oil the potato wedges were fried in, the guy behind the counter said in a snide tone with an accent "uhh... olive... (more)

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46
Matt_11 0 · November 05, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Always chuckle when people ask for information and then choose to doubt it.

Cf08ad26759fdd206a2c9f9385080a57
0
Votes
0
Answers
2
Views
423
by 1005 · November 01, 2013 at 5:53 AM

Lately when I cook steaks, I've been doing a mix of organic olive oil + grass-fed butter ghee + a little bit of water. I find this allows me to cook at a semi-higher temp without burning the meat or the olive oil. The thicker the steak or... (more)

Medium avatar
samc 0 · October 25, 2013 at 12:11 AM

Pre season the meat a few hours ahead with salt, put it closely under a very hot broiler and cook about a total of 7 minutes. I don't add any oils or butter. Hamburgers usually in a pan with some coconut oil to prevent sticking to pan.

186493bc720991a12c6808aae5a22c45
0
Votes
0
Answers
0
Views
675
by 5 · September 07, 2013 at 1:31 PM

So ive got this Bertolli olive oil today, that claims to be good for cooking, (until 220 C- thats also the reason why i bought it- for cooking!) which contains both, virgin and refined olive oil. Im not sure if this refined olive oil in... (more)

Fad6cc45c86408332aaf337d68e7b8c2
0
Votes
0
Answers
3
Views
812
by 69 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

I have a question about cooking with olive oil. recipe calls for olive oil as a ingredient for cooking some nuggets in the oven. the temperature calls for 400 degrees. I have seen on numerous posts that olive oil smokes / oxidizes at 375... (more)

best answer

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46
Matt_11 0 · July 24, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Your food never gets up to 400F when cooking in the oven though, you'll be lucky to hit 200F. Olive oil is fine at that temperature. Also, smoke point is not the same as oxidation.

5ce6921748786db4a26404e8ea239276
-5
Votes
-5
Answers
1
Views
491
by -22 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Yes that is what I drink. No cocunut oil (BULLSHIT) nothing else but olive oil. My skin looks fabulous and believe it or not , since I added it I have lost weight.

34a31e6e59ee73ac7ddfd96c3e653919
whistlerski 0 · June 14, 2013 at 11:10 PM

so why exactly do you refer to coconut oil as bullshit?

C4deaa6bb01626b4569e8992890381ab
0
Votes
0
Answers
4
Views
702
by 915 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

The question is in the title really, i remember reading something & i'm sure the author said mixing butter with extra virgin olive oil protects it under high heat.

4781cf8ae1bfcb558dfb056af17bea94
Jay_9 0 · May 28, 2013 at 5:15 PM

No. Butter burns at about the same temperature as olive oil.

Cf08ad26759fdd206a2c9f9385080a57
0
Votes
0
Answers
3
Views
909
by 1005 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

When I take the fries out of the oil and put them on the plate, there is a lot of olive oil. Is this too much? (it's delicious) Would it be better to soak it up into paper towels? (more)

best answer

Af679502f1e31c0c59c79bd08f324b35
paint94979 0 · May 09, 2013 at 1:33 AM

you shouldn't be cooking sweet potato fries in olive oil... im betting that oil was cooked at high temp? I just baked some the other night and i drizzled 2 tablespoons over them and then tossed them in 3 tablespoons of grass fed butter before... (more)

C07939fb80c1f445cbb5b0469d665a8e
0
Votes
0
Answers
3
Views
976
by 470 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Been craving OO like crazy, but I've avoided EVOO lately due to so many adulterated products on the market. I would go and buy one of the really nice ones but the budget isn't really there at the moment, and I can't find anything at a reasonable... (more)

best answer

33266cca338ab54cee9a2aa160f5bdb6
NooMoahk 0 · April 19, 2013 at 6:12 AM

I actually buy one at Walmart called California Olive Ranch EVOO. It tastes excellent, the best I've personally tried, but I don't know how to test it's adulteration. It almost tastes too good to be true. I don't know if it's cheap for EVOO either... (more)

4e9a5c25d6e74d0bb73026b5fd713ce4
0
Votes
0
Answers
3
Views
323
by 45 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

My understanding is that extra-virgin olive oil should not be used for cooking since it can oxidize more quickly. I'm wondering where I can find non-extra virgin olive oil. I've looked at Whole Foods and Trader Joe's and they only seem to carry... (more)

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46
Matt_11 0 · April 19, 2013 at 1:34 AM

Extra virgin is fine to cook with, just don't burn it (as with any oil). I've dumped coconut oil. Olive oil or butter is all I bother with anymore, red palm oil for vitamin E too.

7fc82eebafd44badc73c520f44660150
2
Votes
2
Answers
5
Views
3.2K
by 3280 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

I was trying to sear salmon and I put unrefined virgin coconut oil in the pan and it immediately smoked. Here's a list of smoke points for various oils: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoke_point I'm thinking of buying a jar of REFINED coconut... (more)

best answer

7fc82eebafd44badc73c520f44660150
CaveMan_Mike 0 · April 05, 2013 at 1:14 AM

I think I'm going to buy some REFINED coconut oil instead of using olive oil because the coconut oil is more stable, will last years, and I don't have to worry about it going rancid. I don't use olive oil for other things so even if I buy a... (more)

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7
0
Votes
0
Answers
1
Views
361
by 3979 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

I'm curious what the difference between extra virgin olive oil and just regular olive oil is in terms of omega-3 content.

048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72
Albert83BCN 0 · March 27, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Olive oil does not carry much significant amount of omega-3, it's almost all mono-unsaturated fat (oleic-acid). In fact, it even has more omega-6 PUFA than omega-3, but just a little bit so it's not something to worry too much about it. See: I... (more)

43873f3cea4f22f91653b0f5ec7ab9d9
2
Votes
2
Answers
2
Views
1.4K
by 396 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Some people say to never heat EVOO because... it'll break down and do bad things to you (or something). I haven't really seen any science on this, so I'm wondering what the deal really is. Tonight I roasted some vegetables drizzled with EVOO and... (more)

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3
Mscott 0 · February 23, 2013 at 1:27 AM

I know of no good reason why extra virgin olive oil would be a bad cooking oil. Its low PUFA content and polyphenols make it pretty oxidation resistant, and it doesn't have a particularly low smoke point compared to the other fats. The fear of... (more)

Bac08141713db86e5feed8f45b48e302
0
Votes
0
Answers
8
Views
1.2K
by 20 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Does anybody know of good olive oil brands in the uk?

best answer

6cd0b1ae5e1adcd888429fc8e8735cf6
Livolio 0 · February 10, 2013 at 5:55 PM

If you are looking for high quality, genuine, artisan, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, we import directly from Italy at Livolio (www.livolio.co.uk)

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823
2
Votes
2
Answers
2
Views
2.3K
by 9402 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

As an example, let me compare lard to refined olive oil. Both have sufficiently high smoke points to make them seemingly suitable for frying. It seems most here (especially if the source is a pastured pig) seem to agree that frying in lard is... (more)

best answer

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3
Mscott 0 · January 12, 2013 at 10:32 PM

I don't think there's likely to be much difference in lipid oxidation when frying with either type of fat. This study, for example, found that frying pork chops in olive oil and lard produced similar amounts of the lipid oxidation product MDA.... (more)

E779d573d64ee55c5a670c951661fdb9
1
Votes
1
Answers
6
Views
1.7K
by 20 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

I know this might be ridiculous, but thought I'd ask. A local establishment sells French fries cooked in olive oil. Is this any worse for me than a simple white potato is?

best answer

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823
Mike_T_1 0 · January 12, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Olive oil (when refined) does not actually have a low smoke point: http://paleohacks.com/questions/113142/can-we-put-olive-oil-low-smoke-point-myth-to-bed Also, I don't believe oxidation when cooking with olive oil is anymore of a concern than... (more)

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823
2
Votes
2
Answers
10
Views
1K
by 9402 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

Apparently, sometimes oil labeled as olive oil is actually a mix of olive oil and other cheaper (e.g., soybean) oils. E.g.: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=98401360 Is there any way to know if the "olive oil" in the clear... (more)

best answer

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f
Eric_12 0 · August 28, 2012 at 4:05 AM

When eating out I usually pass on the olive oil and use just the vinegar....

A5cdb99254db94e85ec8e8d547432cc1
0
Votes
0
Answers
1
Views
831
by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

can arrowroot thicken oils without any other liquids?

Ff1dbd6cecad1e69a8234fb2c2c5c5ed
Baba 0 · August 27, 2012 at 5:22 AM

Arrowroot is a starch and can thicken watery liquids, but not oil. The thickening process happens because the starch particles will burst with the heat of the boiling liquid and suck up water, so that you get a suspension - thickened... (more)

E2b72f1912f777917d8ee6b7fba43c26
6
Votes
6
Answers
2
Views
1.1K
by 2379 · September 16, 2014 at 7:50 PM

Hi hackers, I've conducted a small personal experiment and only ate one type of fat along with my meals - each for 2 weeks. Using cornometer, I made sure the calories were virtually the same. Results: Olive oil: Great energy, warm... (more)

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3
Mscott 0 · July 18, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Assuming all variables were controlled (like mindmt asked) I think a possible explanation for this result is the greater effect of oleic acid on thermogenesis. First of all, I think the effect of medium chain triglycerides as consumed in coconut... (more)