Olive Oil Questions
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)
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)
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
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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.
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
My Mom keeps telling me, "Oh, I don't know why you use CO because olive oil is healthier," and just the other day my friend said she saw in a magazine that CO is dissed for Olive oil instead. SO what are some simple reasons why CO is the better... (more)
http://www.cracked.com/article_19896_the-6-creepiest-lies-food-industry-feeding-you_p2.html i was reading this today "Today, the stuff that is pawned off to us as quality olive oil is often just a tiny amount of the real thing, mixed with up to... (more)
I have been eating lots of oysters and sardines to bump up my omega-3 ratio. Am I negating the benefits by eating sardines and oysters that are packed in olive oil (because the olive oil has a high omega-6 ratio)? Edit: These are the oysters I am... (more)
As I was shopping for Avocado Oil I came across some Hazlenut Oil. To my surprise the fat breakdown was very similar: MUFA: 78.0 PUFA: 10.2 SFA: 7.4 That's not bad at all. Similar to both EVOO and Avocado Oil. Is there a reason I have not heard... (more)
I used to only use oil but for the past few months I have been using a mixture of pork lard, olive oil, and urefined beeswax. Lol I know I might get this question and yes I do smell like lard, but I use it at night time or if I'm staying home. Do... (more)